Back in July, we posted the news that Sony Pictures Animation would be teaming up with Adam Sandler to bring us the animated comedy, “Hotel Transylvania”. SPA has now released three new pieces of concept art of Sandler’s character as Dracula which can be viewed below.
Here’s the press release:
Sony Pictures Animation posted three pieces of concept art from Hotel Transylvania, the animated flick directed by Samurai Jack and Star Wars: The Clone Wars‘ Genndy Tartakovsky.
SPA’s Facebook page – where the images surfaced – said: “No need to trick just yet as here’s your morning treat: early designs of the character voiced by Adam Sandler in HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA.”
Kevin James will play Frank – also known as Frankenstein – with Fran Drescher voicing Eunice, his in-your-face, over-the-top, and larger-than-life Bride. David Spade plays Quasimodo, once the hunchback of Notre Dame and now a crazy, passionate gourmet chef always looking for his next piece de resistance. Steve Buscemi and Molly Shannon will play Wayne and Wanda, a pair of married, harried werewolves, parents to an ever-increasing litter of pups, who are looking forward to their family vacation at the hotel. Cee Lo Green is also joining the cast as Murray, a boisterous Mummy, once entertainer to the great Pharaohs, now the life of the party, and always feeling the urge to let loose and sing. Finally, Andy Samberg will voice the role of Jonathan, a 21-year-old regular guy, carefree and full of life, whose world travels land him at the Hotel.
The synopsis goes like this: Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s (Sandler) 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.
Maybe it’s intentional or not, but I can’t help but get a Count Chocula feel based on the art.