'Hotel Transylvania' director premieres animated short before film
Trick-or-treat from the director of Hotel Transylvania!
Just in time for Halloween, a new animated short called Goodnight, Mr. Foot by the film’s director, Genndy Tartakovsky, will precede digital screenings of the box office hit animated flick in Regal Entertainment Group theaters around the country starting Friday, Sony Pictures Animation announced Thursday.
The animated short stars lumbering Bigfoot as he checks into Dracula’s resort, featured in Hotel Transylvania, and meets an energetic witch-maid.
“After we finished Hotel Transylvania I got an itch to animate!,” said Tartakovsky in a statement. “Taking inspiration from my favorite directors Bob Clampett, Tex Avery, and Chuck Jones, I animated a short cartoon in the traditional 2D style. It was difficult and exhilarating all at once and I hope people will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.”
Also to celebrate the short, a collectible one-sheet designed by Tartakovsky will be given away at showings of Hotel Transylvania in Carmike theaters nationwide also starting Friday.
Hotel Transylvania features Adam Sandler voicing Dracula as a neurotically creepy dad whose monster resort is free of humans. Selena Gomez channels her inner monster teen, voicing Dracula’s fed-up daughter Mavis, just turning 118. Andy Samberg voices Mavis’ human love interest.
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