Saturday, September 17, 2011

Cartoon Hype: Can Genndy Tartakovsky Save Hotel Transylvania?

Hotel Transylvania might be coming out from Sony Pictures next Fall. I say might because it's been in development Hell for a very long time. Here's an article from 2006 saying it was slated to come out in 2009. More worries are complied by Wikipedia explaining the directors who have been on this  Anthony Stacchi and David Feiss were set to direct the film.[5] In 2008, Jill Culton took over the directing position,[6] and around 2010, Chris Jenkins. Now it's Genndy Tartakovsky who left Cartoon Network over how Symbionic Titan was treated. I hated the show and Samurai Jack, but loved Dexter's Lab and his Star Wars Clone Wars cartoons. To me it shows he shouldn't have so much free reign. When he does it's disaster.

Being the 5 director in a feature film that sounds awful, I mean the voice casting is a star studded affair of people you don't care about, because it's animated ,the voices of Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, David Spade, Cee Lo Green, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon and Andy Samberg, make me want to see it even less. Cee Lo Green, better sing a damn song or I don't care to hear him.

Ughh, when I heard he went to Sony I thought he get his own concept movie, but to try and save this future garbage, uggh

Here's a quote from Entertainment Weekly about Adam Sandler's involvement in the film “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. Oh my God Michelle, you shouldn't talk. "A comedic Dracula for a new generation" because the Count from Sesame Street is to in your face. Grandpa from The Munsters is to edgy. Who the Hell was she talking about? Is their current comedic Dracula? She gave us The Smurfs live action.

EW breaks it down further "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."

I couldn't find any concept art online, another bad sign. Not only that, but one of the writers made Open Season.


So no, I don't think Genndy can save this film.