Tartakovsky Offers Animated Cartoon Short for Halloween

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Hotel Tran­syl­va­nia

Hotel Tran­syl­va­nia” — the record-setting 3D computer-animated mon­ster com­edy from Sony Pic­tures Ani­ma­tion that ranked as the biggest Sep­tem­ber open­ing in movie his­tory and the best open­ing ever for the stu­dio — is releas­ing a new ani­mated short as a spe­cial Hal­loween treat.

Begin­ning today (Fri­day, Octo­ber 26), all dig­i­tal show­ings of Hotel Tran­syl­va­nia in Regal Enter­tain­ment Group Cin­e­mas around the United States will be pre­ceded with a new tra­di­tion­ally ani­mated short directed by the film’s direc­tor, 13-time Emmy nom­i­nee (and three-time Emmy win­ner) Gen­ndy Tar­takovsky (Dexter’s Lab­o­ra­tory, Samu­rai Jack, Star Wars: Clone Wars), who also ani­mated every key frame of the new short.

Goodnight, Mr. Foot

Good­night, Mr. Foot

Enti­tled Good­night, Mr. Foot, the short stars none other than leg­endary mon­ster Big­foot, and fol­lows his adven­ture as he, too, checks in to Dracula’s five-stake resort in search of a lit­tle R-and-R, only to find him­self faced with an enthu­si­as­tic witch-maid, eager to make Mr. Foot’s stay a mem­o­rable one.

Tar­takovsky com­mented, “After we fin­ished Hotel Tran­syl­va­nia, I got an itch to ani­mate! 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.”

To com­mem­o­rate the debut of the ani­mated short, an exclu­sive new col­lectible one-sheet — designed by Tar­takovsky him­self — will also be given away at all show­ings of Hotel Tran­syl­va­nia in Carmike Cin­e­mas nation­wide (while sup­plies last).

Hotel Tran­syl­va­nia fans surf­ing the Inter­net might just keep any eye out (not lit­er­ally!) for a specially-created promo video pop­ping up some time around Octo­ber 31 (date to be deter­mined). The new tra­di­tion­ally ani­mated short film, exclu­sive poster and online video make a new (or return!) visit to Hotel Tran­syl­va­nia.

The fea­ture film debut of Gen­ndy Tar­takovsky, Sony Pic­tures Animation’s Hotel Tran­syl­va­nia proved to be the biggest Sep­tem­ber open­ing for a film in U.S. his­tory, and went on to open at #1 in many coun­tries around the world, includ­ing Argentina, Brazil, Bul­garia, Colom­bia, Ecuador, Malaysia Mex­ico, Peru, Philip­pines, Roma­nia, Rus­sia, Slove­nia, South Africa and Sweden.

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