When Sony Animation’s Hotel Transylvania hits theaters September 28th, it brings with it a fresh approach to the recently overdone approach to vampires. In the movie directed by Genndy Tartakovsky (“Star Wars: Clone Wars”) and written by Robert Smigel (“SNL,” “TV Funhouse”) and Peter Baynham (Arthur Christmas, Borat), Dracula – voiced by Adam Sandler – runs the title hotel, a getaway for famous (or infamous, as the case may be) monsters and creatures often misunderstood and mischaracterized as the bad guys. Living as one big happy family of friends, they come to the hide-out of sorts to escape those they consider the real threat, humans.
Housed at Hotel Transylvania are Frankenstein and his wife (Kevin James and Fran Drescher), the Mummy (Cee-lo Green), the Invisible Man (David Spade), the Werewolf family (Steve Buscemi and Molly Shannon) and more, and on this particular weekend they’re all there to celebrate the birthday of Dracula’s daughter, Mavis, voiced by Selena Gomez. Incredibly overprotective of his only daughter, single-father Dracula is reluctant to let Mavis – who just wants to explore the real world now that she’s 118 years old – out of the hotel, fearful of the humans she may come across.
What he didn’t “count” on, though, is that a human would find the hotel. Jonathan, a young backpacker voiced by Andy Samberg, stumbles upon the hotel, oblivious to what he has just discovered. With Dracula initially in defense mode, he allows Jonathan to stay and transforms him into Johnnystein (posing as a relative of Frankenstein), hoping he blends in with the others.
In these new clips, check out Jonathan’s unexpected arrival, Dracula’s overbearing fatherly ways with Mavis, and the various monsters in action.
DRACULA, MAVIS AND A MONSTER MASH OF ACTION
JONATHAN DISCOVERS HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA