“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.
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.