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Adam Sandler to voice Dracula in Hotel Transylvania

Jul. 5, 2011by: Mike Sampson

Adam Sandler has signed on to voice Count Dracula in the upcoming Sony Pictures Animation film HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA. Wait, where are you going? Yeah, I know that Adam Sandler news doesn't always go over like gangbusters, which includes voiceover work considering his upcoming stint as Donald the monkey in ZOOKEEPER, but hear me out on this one.

TRANSYLVANIA is being directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, one of the most talented animation directors to have not directed a feature length film. You likely know Tartakovsky's work from "Dexter's Laboratory," "Samurai Jack" and "Star Wars: The Clone Wars." His talent has not been entirely ignored by Hollywood as he was part of the creative team on IRON MAN 2 and created an animated prologue for Sony's PRIEST. (He also at one time was attached to direct a remake of THE DARK CRYSTAL but that project never got off the ground.)

Despite being attached to more serious-minded fare over the past few years, TRANSYLVANIA will be a straight comedy. In the film, Sandler will star as Dracula who runs a fancy hotel for monsters in his native land. Trouble arises when his daughter falls in love with the new boy in town, Jonathan Van Helsing. Romeo and Juliet shit ensues.

Also joining the film is Kevin James, who will be voicing Frankenstein. No, don't leave! I know I spent the past two paragraphs defending this movie but seriously... Will it help if I tell you David Space is voicing Quasimodo? Fran Drescher as Bride of Frankenstein? ... No? Well Steve Buscemi is also on-board to play The Wolfman and Samberg is voicing Lil Van Helsing so you got that going for you.

As previously mentioned, Sandler can be heard next in ZOOKEEPER and has JACK AND JILL, where he plays his own twin sister (yes...) set for release this November.

Source: Variety

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2:39PM on 07/06/2011
I am quite torn here. While I love Genndy's work, this voice cast isn't all thatn reassuring or interesting.

Also, for the record, it was a sequel to not a remake of "The Dark Crystal".
I am quite torn here. While I love Genndy's work, this voice cast isn't all thatn reassuring or interesting.

Also, for the record, it was a sequel to not a remake of "The Dark Crystal".
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2:47AM on 07/06/2011
SO is this more a Happy Madison production or what, i am a fan of adam sandler but his last couple movies have been very mediocre at best & while Zohan was kinda funny, his last decent film was The Longest Yard, his earlier films like Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison & The Waterboy are comedy gems, not so much once he got much bigger.
SO is this more a Happy Madison production or what, i am a fan of adam sandler but his last couple movies have been very mediocre at best & while Zohan was kinda funny, his last decent film was The Longest Yard, his earlier films like Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison & The Waterboy are comedy gems, not so much once he got much bigger.
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4:47AM on 07/06/2011
You just mentioned awesome movies man! They almost make you forget Spanglish, Click, Little Nicky, Grown Ups and so on.

BTW I think Zohan was crazy funny and (I don't even know why.. so kill me)
You just mentioned awesome movies man! They almost make you forget Spanglish, Click, Little Nicky, Grown Ups and so on.

BTW I think Zohan was crazy funny and (I don't even know why.. so kill me)
10:17PM on 07/05/2011
Woah! That is gonna be one atomic bomb of a movie. So bad they should include a free pair of replaceable eyeballs after everyone claws their eyes out while watching such a horrible movie.
Woah! That is gonna be one atomic bomb of a movie. So bad they should include a free pair of replaceable eyeballs after everyone claws their eyes out while watching such a horrible movie.
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8:57PM on 07/05/2011

Oh geez...

Genndy, you are really testing my faith with this one, brother. Please don't hurt me.
Genndy, you are really testing my faith with this one, brother. Please don't hurt me.
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8:28PM on 07/05/2011
I love everything Gennedy has done, including the recently canceled Sybionic-Titans. BUT, with the absolutely shitty voice cast assembled here (Steve Buscemi, excluded), I can't bring myself to see this in the theaters.
I love everything Gennedy has done, including the recently canceled Sybionic-Titans. BUT, with the absolutely shitty voice cast assembled here (Steve Buscemi, excluded), I can't bring myself to see this in the theaters.
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8:17PM on 07/05/2011
Have you heard Sandler's voice work in 8 Crazy Nights? It is going to be awful and annoying. And you add Samberg? Id rather burn my money.
Have you heard Sandler's voice work in 8 Crazy Nights? It is going to be awful and annoying. And you add Samberg? Id rather burn my money.
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7:51PM on 07/05/2011
love it or hate it...but this film is gonna make a shit ton of money.
love it or hate it...but this film is gonna make a shit ton of money.
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6:18PM on 07/05/2011
Diss is da bicycle I had since I waaaas tennnnn!
Diss is da bicycle I had since I waaaas tennnnn!
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5:42PM on 07/05/2011

DEFINITELY NO!!!!

As soon as I read those horrible words, "Fran Drescher as....", it immediately caused my entire face to eat itself inside out. I mean literally, if I want my ears to bleed, I'll put a bullet through them myself. Actually I can't even do that now, because I already ate my ears too...
As soon as I read those horrible words, "Fran Drescher as....", it immediately caused my entire face to eat itself inside out. I mean literally, if I want my ears to bleed, I'll put a bullet through them myself. Actually I can't even do that now, because I already ate my ears too...
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5:38PM on 07/05/2011
"TRANSYLVANIA will be a straight comedy."...with Adam Sandler??

NO WAY, A COMEDY??

Also, that pic of Sandler doesn't look very animated. Maybe it's just some amazing new CGI or sumtin'.
"TRANSYLVANIA will be a straight comedy."...with Adam Sandler??

NO WAY, A COMEDY??

Also, that pic of Sandler doesn't look very animated. Maybe it's just some amazing new CGI or sumtin'.
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5:58PM on 07/05/2011
The pic is from "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry"
The pic is from "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry"
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5:05PM on 07/05/2011
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4:51PM on 07/05/2011
The ONLY CGI/Animation film I'm eagerly waiting to see..period.
The ONLY CGI/Animation film I'm eagerly waiting to see..period.
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4:42PM on 07/05/2011
SAMURAI JACK! Hahaha love this guy's work
SAMURAI JACK! Hahaha love this guy's work
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3:51PM on 07/05/2011
Hope Creature From the Black Lagoon will be like a badass janitor or something lol
Hope Creature From the Black Lagoon will be like a badass janitor or something lol
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3:33PM on 07/05/2011

nice

It's way too bright for a VAMPIRE to just be walkin' around here...
It's way too bright for a VAMPIRE to just be walkin' around here...
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3:24PM on 07/05/2011
This David Space, what else was he in?
This David Space, what else was he in?
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5:43PM on 07/05/2011
Space Jam maybe....how about Black Peep, or Beverly Hillbillies Ninja
Space Jam maybe....how about Black Peep, or Beverly Hillbillies Ninja
3:22PM on 07/05/2011

Fang-tastic

After all these years I still love me some Sandler... Call it my guilty pleasure in cinema !
After all these years I still love me some Sandler... Call it my guilty pleasure in cinema !
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