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First still images from Genndy Tartakovsky's Hotel Transylvania with Adam Sandler and co.

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When I first heard of HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA it was associated with Adam Sandler's name, which immediately caused me to roll my eyes and toss it into the "who-gives-a-shit" portion of my brain.  However, in doing that, I overshadowed one of the most interesting aspects of this project and that's that it is directed by none other than Genndy Tartakovsky, creator of the animated series Samurai Jack and the first animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated mini-series'.

And, suddenly, I'm intrigued by the potential of this project.  Granted, it's still got Sandler, but the thing is, I don't hate the guy.  He just hasn't done anything worth a shit in the last decade.  My opinion shouldn't matter to him anyway.  He sleeps in a mansion and probably in a waterbed full of hundred dollar bills.

Tartakovsky, however, is a talented animator who has proven himself time and again.  Samurai Jack is one of my all-time favorite animated series.  It's fun, frenetic, inventive, and bursting with energy.  If Tartakovsky can inject that into what would normally be considered just another run-of-the-mill animated pic then we may well be in for a treat.

Oh, and here's those images:

Not too shabby, I suppose, but not exactly changing the face of animation.  Aside from Sandler as Drac, the voice cast includes: Selena Gomez (Mavis, Dracula's daughter), Andy Samberg (Jonathan, a human), Kevin James (Frankenstein), Fran Drescher (Eunice, Frankenstein's wife), Cee-Lo Green (Murray the Mummy), David Spade (Griffin the Invisible Man), Steve Buscemi (Wayne the Werewolf), Molly Shannon (Wanda the Werewolf) and David Koechner (Quasimodo).

Here's the official synopsis:

Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula's (Adam Sandler) lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them. On one special weekend, Dracula has invited some of the worlds most famous monsters; Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more, to celebrate his daughter Mavis's 118th birthday. 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.

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA opens on September 28, 2012

Extra Tidbit: I prefer Genndy Tartakovsky's Star Wars: The Clone Wars over the current incarnation (although it's good as well). Probably the most bad ass recreation of Jedi power ever seen in action.
Source: Sony Animation

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9:13AM on 03/14/2012
I prefer to think of Tartakovsky as the creator of Dexter's Laboratory :)
Can't wait for this flick.
I prefer to think of Tartakovsky as the creator of Dexter's Laboratory :)
Can't wait for this flick.
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2:48AM on 03/14/2012

His cartoons gets awards...

Emmy Awards! Yet he still suffers the same fate at getting his cartoons cancelled. I want season 2 of Sym Bionic Titan damn it. But oh well, movies it is. I I guess this looks pretty cool. Will wait for the trailer.
Emmy Awards! Yet he still suffers the same fate at getting his cartoons cancelled. I want season 2 of Sym Bionic Titan damn it. But oh well, movies it is. I I guess this looks pretty cool. Will wait for the trailer.
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12:02AM on 03/14/2012
Since when was Quasimodo a horror icon? Other than that, I am very ambivalent about this. Cool character design though.
Since when was Quasimodo a horror icon? Other than that, I am very ambivalent about this. Cool character design though.
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2:03AM on 03/14/2012
Since the 20s when Lon Chaney made him scary sh*t in "Hunchback of Notre Dame"
Since the 20s when Lon Chaney made him scary sh*t in "Hunchback of Notre Dame"
10:32PM on 03/13/2012
Until I read this article I thought it was a live action film. This does look pretty cool though.
Until I read this article I thought it was a live action film. This does look pretty cool though.
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10:13PM on 03/13/2012
This actually looks pretty cool. It feels like the best parts of Boo-Berry Cereal, Mad Monster Party & 90s Animated Halloween Specials
This actually looks pretty cool. It feels like the best parts of Boo-Berry Cereal, Mad Monster Party & 90s Animated Halloween Specials
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10:01PM on 03/13/2012

Long ago, in a distant land...

...Tartakovsky promised a theatrical sequel to Samurai Jack. (That show was the best I've seen on CN) I hope this will be successful, so he can make the SJ movie. Or even if Transylvania fails, he still makes the SJ movie.

Anyway, he's talented so this movie has some potential.
...Tartakovsky promised a theatrical sequel to Samurai Jack. (That show was the best I've seen on CN) I hope this will be successful, so he can make the SJ movie. Or even if Transylvania fails, he still makes the SJ movie.

Anyway, he's talented so this movie has some potential.
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