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After an almost 10-year hiatus from animation, Eight Crazy Nights star Adam Sandler is making his return as the voice of Dracula in the upcoming 3-D film Hotel Transylvania.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Adam to create a comedic Dracula for a new generation,” said Sony Pictures Animation’s president of production Michelle Raimo-Kouyate. “We have a unique story about that iconic character … that re-imagines Transylvania and its legendary monsters in the way that only animation can.”

In the film, instead of a spooky last-resort for humans, the Hotel Transylvania is a lavish getaway for monsters and their families to escape the human world. Sandler’s Dracula is an overprotective dad who introduces his teenage daughter Mavis to the world’s most famous monsters, including Frankenstein (Kevin James) and his bride (Fran Drescher), Quasimodo (David Spade), the Mummy (Cee Lo Green), and a family of werewolves (Steve Buscemi and Molly Shannon). That is, until an interloping fellow named Jonathan (Andy Samberg) arrives on the scene and turns the Prince of Darkness’ world upside down.

Genndy Tartakovsky (Samurai Jack, Star Wars: Clone Wars, Dexter’s Laboratory) is helming the film, which opens September 21, 2012.

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