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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Dracula, Frankenstein, Quasimodo and Others Check Into the Adam Sandler Headliner, "Hotel Transylvania"

Do people really care about the big names who voice the characters of animated movies?

That will surely be put to the test when the ghoulish 3D flick, Hotel Transylvania hits theaters this fall. Adam Sandler, Kevin James, and Selena Gomez make up just a few of the names from the "all-star" cast of this fun-filled family film, which unites some of our favorite monsters in cinema history. Sandler lends his voice to Dracula, the headmaster of the charmingly sadistic Hotel Transylvania, getaway of such frightful antiheroes such as Frankenstein and the Mummy (who will be voiced by James and....Cee-Lo (?), respectively).

In comes Johnathan (Andy Samberg) who stumbles upon and steals the heart of Mavis, Dracula's teenage daughter, much to her father's chagrin. This unacceptable love interest sends Dracula into a tailspin, which serves as the basis of the plot of the movie.

The trailer seems good enough, despite the underwhelming cast. After Sandler's humiliating turn in last year's Jack and Jill, followed by the announcement that he'll be headlining the unwanted big screen version of the board game Candyland, he desperately needs a hit. Is this it? The film is directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, who may be best known for his cartoon work as the helmer for shows like Dexter's Laboratory and Star Wars: Clone Wars.

Hollywood seems to be choosing a lot of gothic projects for younger audiences lately. Hopefully they all prove wise decisions.

David Space, Steve Buscemi and Molly Shannon offer their voices to Hotel Transylvania, which invades theaters September 21st. Will you be watching?


Anonymous said...

I like Genndy Tartakovsky, but most of the cast scares me.

As for Sandler, maybe voice acting could be a new career choice. Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker from the Star Wars films) has done this very often.

Or doing drama films, which he did a lot better than almost all of his Happy Madison stuff.

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