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Dracula raises a terrifying toddler in this Hotel Transylvania 2 trailer

Genndy Tartakovsky is well-known to animation fans, so it's nice to see he found some modest commercial success with HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA. The horror-comedy sequel is right around the corner, and it follows Dracula ( Adam Sandler ), who is worried that his half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn't showing signs of being a vampire. He then enlists his friends Frank,...

Cinemacon: Genndy Tartakovsky on Hotel Transylvania 2 & Samurai Jack

Director Genndy Tartakovsky is responsible for some of the coolest animated shows to hit TV, including Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars (mini-series). Most recently he directed the animated comedy HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA and is set to debut the sequel later this summer. I sat down with Tartakovsky to talk about what we can expect in the...

Drac's pack is back in this new Hotel Transylvania 2 poster

Adam Sandler gets to go play with his friends once again in HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2; Kevin James , Steve Buscemi , Andy Samberg , and Selena Gomez all return from the first film and Sony Pictures Animation have just released the first domestic poster for the animated sequel, check it out below! I know I watched the first film, I might have even found it to be less...

Well blow me down: Genndy Tartakovsky's animated Popeye film is no more

It’s been a while since we last heard about Genndy Tartakovsky ’s animated POPEYE film and now we know why: it’s not happening. During a recent interview to discuss HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 the director revealed that he was no longer working on the film due to Sony moving in a different direction. "Popeye," at least, we put up a great screening, everybody...

Adam Sandler takes his grandson flying in the Hotel Transylvania 2 trailer

Genndy Tartakovsky 's HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA proved to be a modest hit, bringing in $350 million worldwide. Before we get to see Tartakovsky's super cool Popeye adaptation , he'll first deliver a follow-up to the Adam Sandler vehicle. Written by Sandler and Robert Smigel , the sequel will follow Dracula as he attends an impromptu family get-together, where some secrets will...

Mel Brooks will take part in Genndy Tartakovsky's Hotel Transylvania 2

Director Genndy Tartakovsky is a popular name among fans of animation, having built a loyal fanbase through shows like The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack and the short-lived Star Wars: The Clone Wars mini-series. Tartakovsky seems to be transitioning well (financially, anyway) into the feature-film arena, as HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA brought in over $350 million...

First look at Genndy Tartakovsky's 3D CGI film Popeye

Animated films have enjoyed a renaissance in recent years stemming from the innovation of Pixar in the 1990s. Now, with 3D still chugging along as the most popular global method for releasing films, animation has capitalized on their genre by making good use of the format. With no dearth of ideas available for animated films, some classics are still getting the big screen treatment. So,...

Sony animation unveils upcoming slate; Smurfs, Popeye, Hotel Transylvania 2

Sony Pictures Animation has unveiled its upcoming production slate, with two new sequels and two new original features. The line-up includes yet another iteration of THE SMURFS, although the next one will forego the live-action and stick to CGI, which may (I said MAY) improve its quality from its abyssmal predecessors. Also on the docket is a return to HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA, the fart-joke...

Blu-Ray animation two-fer: Specs and release dates for Tim Burton's Frankenweenie and Hotel Transylvania

Two more of 2012's animated staples are heading to the home video market, one a critical success, the other a commercial success.  First up is Disney's and director Tim Burton 's second attempt at FRANKENWEENIE, this time in the form of stop-motion animation, all in black and white, which was presented in 2D and 3D.  The film made a very modest profit worldwide ($66 million...

Review: Hotel Transylvania

(This review was originally posted on September 17th, as part of the TIFF) PLOT: After losing his wife to a vicious human mob, Count Dracula (Adam Sandler) starts HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA, a refuge for holidaying monsters. On his daughter Mavis' (Selena Gomez) 118th birthday, Dracula invites his pals Frankenstein (Kevin James), The Wolfman (Steve Buscemi), Murray the Mummy (CeeLo Green),...
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