Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free from meddling from the human world. But here’s a little known fact about Dracula: he is not only the Prince of Darkness; he is also a dad. Over-protective of his teenage daughter, Mavis, Dracula fabricates tales of elaborate dangers to dissuade her adventurous spirit. As a haven for Mavis, he opens the Hotel Transylvania, where his daughter and some of the world’s most famous monsters — Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more — can kick back in safety and peace. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem — but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis
I’m probably blinded by my total adoration for everything Genndy Tartakovsky does – see also Samurai Jack, Star Wars: The Clone Wars microseries, and Sym-bionic Titan – but I think Hotel Transylvania looks like a lot of fun. I’m a bit uncertain of Adam Sandler doing the voice for Dracula, and some of the humour in this second trailer is a little…uh…basic, but I just can’t get enough of the trademark Tartakovsky stuff, particularly the bits near the beginning where we see the monsters packing up and leaving town. Here’s hoping Hotel Transylvania has bite, but doesn’t suck.
Hotel Transylvania comes out September 21, 2012.