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Drac’s pack is back in new poster for Hotel Transylvania 2

26 March 2015 3:26 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We saw a teaser trailer earlier this month [watch it here], and now Sony Pictures has released a brand new poster for its upcoming animated sequel Hotel Transylvania 2, which you can check out here along with the official synopsis…

Drac’s pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 2! Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania… Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny – and in for a major cultural shock of her own – “Vampa” Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp. But little do they know that »

- Gary Collinson

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'Hotel Transylvania 2' Poster: Drac's Pack Is Back

26 March 2015 12:27 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just two weeks after the first trailer debuted for Hotel Transylvania 2, Sony Pictures Animation has released a new poster, showing off the "Drac Pack." The poster features Dracula (Adam Sandler), his daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez), Frank(enstein) (Kevin James), Murray the Mummy (Keegan Michael Key), Wayne the Werewolf (Steve Buscemi) and Griffin the Invisible Man (David Spade). Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania. Dracula's rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests.

But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn't showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny (Andy Samberg) - and in for a major cultural shock of her own - "Vampa" Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a "monster-in-training" boot camp. But little »

- MovieWeb

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Watch: First Teaser Trailer For ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’

25 March 2015 8:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Drac’s pack have awakened once more and just in the nick of time too, as things seem to have gone a little batty since Hotel Transylvania 2 relaxed its monster-only hotel policy and opened its coffins to human guests.

Noticing his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson Dennis isn’t showing any vampiric traits, Vampa Drac (voiced again by Adam Sandler) decides to enlist the help of his best friends Frank (Kevin James), Murray (Keegan-Michael Key), Wayne (Steve Buscemi) and Griffin (David Spade) to put Dennis through a monster-in-training bootcamp whilst his daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez) and Johnny (Andy Samberg) are away visiting their human in-laws.

The mummy’s out of the wrapping when Drac’s older than death father Vlad decides to pay an impromptu visit to the hotel. A stickler for the old ways, the crotchety Count makes the Hotel Transylvania hotter than Hades when he discovers that not »

- Sacha Hall

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Cool Videos: This Tie Figher short is the Star Wars show fans deserve

24 March 2015 5:29 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

There haven't been many TV shows on Star Wars over the years, and while shows like Clone Wars (the series) and Rebels have their merits (or so I'm told), nothing quite compares to hand-drawn animation. There's a reason why Star Wars fans still talk about Genndy Tartakovsky's short-lived Clone Wars cartoons and if you liked that animation style, you're going to Love this. A man by the name of Paul Johnson spent the last 4 years drawing out an 80s-style »

- Sean Wist

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Sequel Bits: Mallrats 2, Bill & Ted 3, Dredd 2, Jurassic World, Ninja Turtles 2, Spectre

23 March 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Comedy, animation, action, fantasy, pretty much every genre is in this edition of Sequel Bits. Below, read about the following: Shannen Doherty will be back for Mallrats 2. New photos from Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday. Genndy Tartakovsky won’t do Hotel Transylvania 3. Alex Winter thinks if Bill & Ted 3 doesn’t happen soon, it won’t happen […]

The post Sequel Bits: Mallrats 2, Bill & Ted 3, Dredd 2, Jurassic World, Ninja Turtles 2, Spectre appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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Genndy Tartakovsky departs Popeye animated film

15 March 2015 11:51 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Genndy Tartakovsky has left Sony's animated Popeye.

The Hotel Transylvania director shared the news with MovieFone, citing studio "changes" as being behind the split.

He said: "Popeye, at least, we put up a great screening, everybody really liked that sizzle, we got a positive reaction.

"I was in love with what we were doing, but I think the studio is going through changes and I don't know if they want to make the Popeye that I want to make. So they've got to make a decision."

He continued: "Right now, I'm off that project and moving on to the other one that we soft-announced, which is Can You Imagine? which is an original idea of my own and a very personal story. It was hard to let Popeye go, but that's the business."

In 2014, Sony Pictures released some test footage from the CGI film, alongside comments from Tartakovsky.

In the featurette, »

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Genndy Tartakovsky Departs Sony's CGI Popeye

15 March 2015 8:37 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Bad news for anyone anticipating Samurai Jack/Hotel Transylvania director Genndy Tartakovsky bringing his life-long Popeye obsession to fruition at Sony Pictures Animation: he’s no longer involved. Tartakovsky has announced that he’s off the project and will focus on other films for the studio. It’s something of a surprise, given his feelings for the character, proudly shown off as part of a test footage demonstration last year (see above). It sounds, though, as if studio politics and creative disagreements got in the way. “I was in love with what we were doing, but I think the studio is going through changes and I don’t know if they want to make the Popeye that I want to make,” he says. “So they’ve got to make a decision. Right now, I’m off that project and moving on to the other one that we soft-announced, which is Can You Imagine? »

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Sony’s ‘Popeye’ Loses Director Genndy Tartakovsky

14 March 2015 2:14 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It looks like Genndy Tartakovsky won’t be directing Sony’s adaptation of “Popeye,” after all.

The director told Moviefone that he’s “off that project” essentially over a difference of opinion in the direction the movie was headed. However, the film is still in active development, according to Sony Pictures Animation.

“I was in love with what we were doing, but I think the studio is going through changes and I don’t know if they want to make the ‘Popeye’ that I want to make,” he told Moviefone. “So they’ve got to make a decision.”

Those changes include Tom Rothman stepping in as chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment following Amy Pascal’s ousting. Sony Pictures Digital president Bob Osher was fired soon thereafter, and DreamWorks Animation producer Kristine Belson was hired to take a newly created post as president of Sony Pictures Animation in two other shakeups following the Sony hacking attack. »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Genndy Tartakovsky Leaving Sony Pictures Animation's 'Popeye'

13 March 2015 1:36 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Last fall brought some test footage from Sony Pictures Animation's adaptation of the classic cartoon Popeye. "Dexter's Laboratory" and "Samurai Jack" creator Genndy Tartakovsky has been attached to this film since 2012, and it's been expected in theaters sometime in 2016. But now it sounds like the film might be in trouble as Tartakovsky has delivered some bad news. It sounds like the Tartakovsky isn't working on the film anymore, as he spoke with Moviefone on the status of the project and revealed that due to some changes at the studio itself, they may not be interested in the kind of Popeye he wanted to make. Here's what Tartakovsky said about the gestating project: "Popeye, at least, we put up a great screening, everybody really liked that sizzle, we got a positive reaction. I was in love with what we were doing, but I think the studio is going through changes and »

- Ethan Anderton

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Well blow me down: Genndy Tartakovsky's animated Popeye film is no more

13 March 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

It’s been a while since we last heard about Genndy Tartakovsky’s animated Popeye film and now we know why: it’s not happening. During a recent interview to discuss Hotel Transylvania 2 the director revealed that he was no longer working on the film due to Sony moving in a different direction. "Popeye," at least, we put up a great screening, everybody really liked that sizzle, we got a positive reaction. I was in love with what we were doing, »

- Kevin Fraser

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'Popeye' Movie Loses Director; May Get Canceled at Sony

13 March 2015 11:25 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sad news for anyone eagerly anticipating the CGI animated Popeye movie that was being planned at Sony. Director Genndy Tartakovsky, best known for his Samurai Jack TV show and the 2012 hit Hotel Transylvania, is no longer with the project. Not only that, it may no longer be happening at Sony.

Genndy Tartakovsky's next project is Hotel Transylvania 2, which comes to theaters this fall. The first teaser trailer was released earlier in the week, with Moviefone speaking to the director. Even though an animation test for Popeye was met with enthusiasm, the recent regime change at Sony has seen production on the high seas adventure come to a halt. He explains:

"Popeye we put up a great screening, everybody really liked that sizzle, we got a positive reaction. I was in love with what we were doing, but I think the studio is going through changes and I don't »

- MovieWeb

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CG-Animated 'Popeye' Movie Loses Its Director

13 March 2015 11:20 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I'm not certain a CG-animated Popeye movie, or any Popeye movie for that matter, would be much of a hit with today's movie-going audience. Yet, Sony Animation seemed to be all aboard to the point they hired Genndy Tartakovsky (Hotel Transylvania) to direct and even released a sizzle reel back in September, offering a first look at the film as you see above. Now, in an interview with Moviefone, Tartakovsky reveals all isn't well with the film: Popeye, at least, we put up a great screening, everybody really liked that sizzle, we got a positive reaction. I was in love with what we were doing, but I think the studio is going through changes and I don't know if they want to make the Popeye that I want to make. So they've got to make a decision. Right now, I'm off Popeye and moving on to the other one that we soft-announced, »

- Brad Brevet

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Genndy Tartakovsky Exits Sony’s ‘Popeye’

13 March 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Six months ago we got a first look at Genndy Tartakovsky‘s Popeye, in the form of a promising test reel. Sadly, it now seems that may be the only look we’ll ever get at it. The filmmaker reveals that he’s no longer working on the animated feature, and for that matter, studio Sony might not be […]

The post Genndy Tartakovsky Exits Sony’s ‘Popeye’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Genndy Tartakovsky No Longer Directing Popeye

13 March 2015 9:33 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Even though animation guru Genndy Tartakovsky wowed the world last year with an early glimpse at his work on Popeye, he’s sadly now departed the project. Since the footage debuted, word on the movie has quieted down and now we know why. Sony Animation – who were spearheading the adaptation – are facing difficulties moving forward on the flick.

Tartakovsky announced his departure during an interview with Moviefone (via Coming Soon), in which he described the reasons behind his exit, and the movie’s tentative future:

Popeye we put up a great screening, everybody really liked that sizzle, we got a positive reaction. I was in love with what we were doing, but I think the studio is going through changes and I don’t know if they want to make the Popeye that I want to make. So they’ve got to make a decision.

Right now, I’m off »

- Gem Seddon

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Teaser trailer released for Hotel Transylvania 2 with Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Mel Brooks and Selena Gomez

13 March 2015 9:01 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release later on this year, we’ve been send over the first teaser trailer for animated sequel Hotel Transylvania 2, which sees Mel Brooks (Young Frankenstein) join a voice cast that includes Adam Sandler (That’s My Boy), Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Selana Gomez (Spring BreakersKevin James (Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2), Steve Buscemi (The Wedding Singer) and David Spade (Grown Ups 2).

Check out the trailer below:

Dracula, Mavis, Jonathan and all of their monster friends are back in the brand new comedy adventure: when the old-old-old-fashioned vampire Vlad arrives at the hotel for an impromptu family get-together, Hotel Transylvania is in for a comic collision of supernatural old-school and modern day cool.

See Also: First international poster for Hotel Transylvania 2

Hotel Transylvania 2 is directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, and is scheduled for release on September 25th, 2015.

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- Luke Owen

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Tartakovsky Drops Out Of "Popeye" Movie

13 March 2015 8:33 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Filmmaker Genndy Tartakovsky has revealed that he's no longer involved with the CG animated feature reboot of the "Popeye" franchise at Sony Pictures.

Speaking with Moviefone in the wake of the premiere of the trailer for his "Hotel Transylvania" sequel opening later this year, the director says he's no longer a part of the film about the iconic spinach-guzzling sailor due to internal changes at the studio:

"Popeye, at least, we put up a great screening, everybody really liked that sizzle, we got a positive reaction. I was in love with what we were doing, but I think the studio is going through changes and I don't know if they want to make the Popeye that I want to make. So they’ve got to make a decision…It was hard to let Popeye go, but that's the business."

One of the big changes is that Sony Pictures Digital Productions president Bob Osher is out, »

- Garth Franklin

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Hotel Transylvania 2 Trailer Arrives Online

13 March 2015 4:05 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Sony Pictures Animation just unveiled the first teaser trailer for its upcoming "Hotel Transylvania" sequel, with a voice cast comprised of Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi, Kevin James, David Space, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Keegan-Michael Key, and Mel Brooks. Check out the teaser below. Plot: Dracula, Mavis, Jonathan and all of their monster friends are back in the brand new comedy adventure: when the old-old-old-fashioned vampire Vlad arrives at the hotel for an impromptu family get-together, Hotel Transylvania is in for a comic collision of supernatural old-school and modern day cool. "Hotel Transylvania 2" is directed by Genndy Tartakovsky and is set to hit theaters on September 25th. Trailer: »

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Hotel Transylvania 2: the first trailer

12 March 2015 11:34 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Adam Sandler co-writes and leads the voice cast for Genndy Tartakovsky's Hotel Transylvania 2. Here's the trailer.

We'd imagine that the plan to launch the trailer for this autumn's Hotel Transylvania 2 was hatched some time ago. A date of March 12th was earmarked for the trailer premiere, and as long as Disney didn't confirm Star Wars details or announce Frozen 2 on the same day, then lots of people would notice it.

Ahem.

Yep, in our continued quest to be the most cutting edge up to the minute website on the planet, we missed the Hotel Transylvania 2 trailer launch completely yesterday, so that opening paragraph is clearly us scrabbling to cover our tracks. It obviously won't work.

The new film has been penned by Adam Sandler and Robert Smigel, with Sandler reprising voicing duties for Vlad. Genndy Tartakovsky is directing again too, and the voice cast also includes Selena Gomez, »

- simonbrew

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Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) Teaser Trailer: Monsters welcome Human Guests

12 March 2015 1:47 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Hotel Transylvania 2 Trailer. Genndy Tartakovsky‘s Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) teaser trailer stars Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Steve Buscemi, Andy Samberg, and Kevin James. Hotel Transylvania 2‘s plot synopsis: “Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania… Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up [...]

Continue reading: Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) Teaser Trailer: Monsters welcome Human Guests »

- Rollo Tomasi

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Monstrously Fun Hijinks Found In First Hotel Transylvania 2 Trailer

12 March 2015 12:52 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The loveable Monster Squad – Dracula, Frank, Wayne, Griffin and Murray – return in the new trailer for Sony Pictures Animations’ Hotel Transylvania 2.

The Drac pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure.

Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania… Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire.

So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny – and in for a major cultural shock of her own – “Vampa” Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp.

But little do they know that Drac’s grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad is about to pay a family visit to the hotel. And when »

- Michelle McCue

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