(Published in Movie Magic September/October 2012)
From the studio that brought us Surfs Up, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Hotel Transylvania is the latest computer-animated comedy from Sony Pictures Animation. Starring the voice talents of Adam Sandler, Salena Gomez and Kevin James amongst a star-studded line up, this latest comedy takes us to Dracula’s (Sandler) five-star resort for the world’s most famous monsters.
To celebrate his daughter Mavis’ (Gomez) 188th birthday, Dracula invites Frankenstein and his wife, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more to celebrate. However when a human boy stumbles into the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis, the night of celebrations soon comes to an end, as Dracula’s world comes crashing down as he finds himself tasked with the job of trying to stop his daughter from falling in love with the boy before it is too late.
Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, best known for his work on Cartoon Network’s Samurai Jack and Dexter’s Laboratory, and presented in eye-popping 3D, Hotel Transylvania looks set to be the number one place to stay this month.