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Hotel Transylvania 2 promo wishes us a Happy Holidays

18 December 2014 5:23 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sony Pictures Animation has released a new promo from Hotel Transylvania 2 which sees Count Dracula, Mavis and Jonathan wishing us a Happy Holidays. Check it out after the official synopsis…

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: Mel Brooks joins Hotel Transylvania 2, first image released

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

The post Hotel Transylvania 2 promo wishes us a Happy Holidays appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

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The big animated films of 2015

15 December 2014 6:38 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Looking for a handy guide to 2015's biggest animated movies, from Shaun The Sheep to Minions and Peanuts? Then step this way...

There have been far better years for family entertainment, and for animated films, than 2014. Whilst there have been highlights - Paddington, The Wind Rises, How To Train Your Dragon 2, The Boxtrolls - the mix of material on offer hasn't particularly sparkled.

A quick glance at the 2015 release schedule suggests, to a degree, the same, with some notably absentees from the year's releases. And yet as we dug deeper for our traditional look ahead at the year's animated films, there might just be some real treats here. Starting with this one...

Strange Magic

Let's start with one of the wildcards. A film that only recently arrived on the 2015 release schedules is Strange Magic, which belatedly marks the feature directing debut for Gary Rydstrom.

Rydstrom, a hugely acclaimed sound designer, »

- ryanlambie

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Sony Plans "Super Mario Bros" Cartoon?

13 December 2014 12:48 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Sony Pictures is reportedly pursuing a new animated film adaptation of the video game property "Super Mario Bros." according to Buzzfeed.

"Spider-Man" film series producer Avi Arad is apparently trying to secure the distribution rights from Nintendo and confirms to the site that negotiations with Nintendo are "just the beginning".

"Hotel Transylvania" director Genndy Tartakovsky was apparently suggested as a potential director for the new film, though reps for the filmmaker tell the site he is not involved.

No mention is made of rights issues or the fact that Nintendo has avoided film adaptations of their properties due to the disastrous results with 1993's live-action take on the game starring Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo and Dennis Hopper. »

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Sony Emails Reveal Failed Efforts to Recruit ‘Lego’ Directors to Run Animation Unit

12 December 2014 5:30 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Stolen emails from Sony Pictures reveal the studio tried and failed last summer to recruit Phil Lord and Chris Miller to take over its animation division.

The emails from the hacked documents, obtained by Variety, show studio toppers Amy Pascal and Michael Lynton looking to animation “to turn the studio around.” They hoped to install a Pixar-style “brain trust” of filmmakers at the top of Sony Pictures Animation. Lord and Miller were being courted to head that group; other names being floated included Brad Bird.

Lord and Miller, who directed “The Lego Movie” as well as Spa’s “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” and the studio’s “Jump Street” live-action comedy hits, met with Pascal last summer to discuss what such a brain trust might look like. Lord and Miller even suggested they would approach Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to join that team. “Can you imagine that world — the projects, »

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'Super Mario Bros.' Animated Movie Is Happening at Sony

12 December 2014 1:12 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

21 years after the disastrous Super Mario Bros. live-action movie flopped at the box office, Sony Pictures is pursuing the video game property, with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 producer Avi Arad trying to secure the distribution rights from Nintendo. BuzzFeed initially reported that the producer had closed a deal for the movie rights, information which was obtained through emails leaked from the Sony hack, but Avi Arad responded in an email that negotiations with Nintendo are "just the beginning." In an October 23 email to Sony's Amy Pascal, Avi Arad stated, "I am the proud father of mario the animated film [sic]."

Amy Pascal later forwarded that email to Tom Rothman, who heads up Sony-based Tri-Star Pictures, stating that Avi Arad "closed" Mario Bros. and that it would be an animated feature. In another email, Amy Pascal suggested that Genndy Tartakovsky should direct the new Super Mario Bros. film, stating, "It's soooo perfect for him. »

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First Look: Mel Brooks is Dracula's Father in Hotel Transylvania 2

27 November 2014 9:55 PM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Sony Pictures Animation announced that Mel Brooks joined the voice cast of the upcoming "Hotel Transylvania" sequel, in which he'll play Vlad, the ancient, undead, and grumpy father of Dracula (Adam Sandler). The studio also unveiled the first images. Check them out 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, 2015. Images: (click to enlarge) »

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Mel Brooks joins Hotel Transylvania 2, first image released

27 November 2014 5:56 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sony Pictures Animation has announced that Mel Brooks has joined the voice cast of Hotel Transylvania 2, where he’s set to play Vlad, the ancient, undead and incredibly grumpy father to Adam Sandler’s Dracula. Here’s the first image from the film…

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 scheduled for release on September 25th, 2015.

The post Mel Brooks joins Hotel Transylvania 2, first image released appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

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Mel Brooks Will Bite Into Hotel Transylvania 2 Voice Role

26 November 2014 9:36 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Comedy legend Mel Brooks is getting back into the bloodsucking business, with news that Sony Pictures Animation has recruited him for a supporting role in its upcoming animated sequel, Hotel Transylvania 2.

Brooks, who previously flirted with vampirism in the underrated 1995 comedy Dracula: Dead and Loving It, will be portraying Vlad, the very old and grumpy father of protagonist Dracula (Adam Sandler). The sequel finds the titular hotel, a classy getaway for monsters of all varieties, experiencing an unexpected collision of supernatural old-school and modern-day cool when Vlad decides to pay an unexpected visit.

Said the acclaimed comedian:

“He’s been around for eons, and he’s a pretty crabby guy. Basically, he reminds me of me.”

In addition to Brooks and Sandler, the sequel will feature the voice talents of Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, David Spade, Keegan-Michael Key, Steve Buscemi and Fran Drescher, most of whom are reprising their roles from the initial pic. »

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Adam Sandler's Hotel Transylvania 2 Just Booked A Comedy Legend, See His Character Now

26 November 2014 9:22 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Hotel Transylvania 2 will feature the vocal talents of a comedy icon! This week, it was announced that Mel Brooks will star in the upcoming animated adventure. The legendary writer, director and actor will voice Vlad, the father of Adam Sandler.s Dracula in the film. You can even check out an image of their characters below. Mel Brooks and Adam Sandler will be joined by the vocal talent from >Hotel Transylvania, which includes Kevin James, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, and Steve Buscemi,. Mel Brooks even explained to USA Today that when he accepted the role he couldn.t help but crack a joke to Adam Sandler. "I said, .Adam, are you sitting down? It.s a little shocking . I am your father.." Over the last 50 years, Mel Brooks has been involved with some of the seminal comedies of several generations, including The Producers, Blazing Saddles, Silent Movie, Spaceballs and »

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Mel Brooks Joins The Cast Of Hotel Transylvania 2

26 November 2014 1:08 PM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Hotel Transylvania had a really impressive cast of comedy actors/Adam Sandler's friends, with David Spade, Andy Samberg, Kevin James, and Steve Buscemi joining Sandelr for the highly entertaining animation which brought together classic monsters, like Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Wolfman, under one roof. Now, a comedy legend is joining the cast for the sequel, with Mel Brooks announced to play Vlad, Dracula's (Sandler) overbearing and incredibly grumpy father, shown off in the first image from the movie below. It can't even remember the last time we saw Brooks on the big screen, so this has me incredibly excited. Hotel Transylvania 2 is set for release September 25th 2015. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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First Hotel Transylvania 2 Image Revealed as Mel Brooks Joins Voice Cast

26 November 2014 12:14 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Sony Pictures Animation has revealed the very first Hotel Transylvania 2 image from the upcoming sequel in concert with announcing that Mel Brooks has joined the voice cast.  Brooks will be providing the voice of Vlad, the “ancient, undead and incredibly grumpy” father of Adam Sandler’s vampire character.  The story of the follow-up finds Vlad showing up at the hotel for an impromptu family get-together, resulting in a collision of “supernatural old-school and modern day cool.”  I never caught the first film but it was a sizeable success at the box office, grossing $358.3 million worldwide.  Genndy Tartakovsky returns to direct the sequel as Robert Smigel once again pens the script. Check out the first Hotel Transylvania 2 image after the jump.  The film opens in theaters on September 25, 2015. Via Sony Pictures Animation. Here’s the press release announcing Brooks’ casting: Sony Pictures Animation today announced the casting of Oscar®-, »

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Mel Brooks to Play Dracula’s Dad in Hotel Transylvania 2

26 November 2014 11:28 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

I don’t know about you, but I had a lot of fun with 2012’s Hotel Transylvania, which was a veritable monster mash of pure entertainment. A sequel is on the horizon, and a pretty big name has just signed on… Continue Reading →

The post Mel Brooks to Play Dracula’s Dad in Hotel Transylvania 2 appeared first on Dread Central. »

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'Hotel Transylvania 2' First Look Photos; Mel Brooks Joins Cast

26 November 2014 10:51 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

USA Today has released the first photos from DreamWorks Animation's upcoming sequel Hotel Transylvania 2. They also reveal that comedy legend Mel Brooks has joined the voice cast as Vlad, the father of Adam Sandler's Dracula. His animated alter ego can be seen in the sneak peak images below, alongside other returning characters.

The original Hotel Transylvania, which took in $254 million worldwide in 2012, followed Dracula and the relationship with his daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez), who doesn't like being cooped up in this hotel strictly for monsters. She meets Jonathan (Andy Samberg), the first human ever to set foot inside the hotel, and instantly falls for his less-monsterous ways. The follow-up centers on a family gathering that brings Dracula's father Vlad into town for the first time in several years. His visit creates havoc for Vlad, Mavis, Jonathan and other hotel regulars such as Frank (Kevin James), Wayne Werewolf (Steve Buscemi »

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Hotel Transylvania 2 to Co-Star Mel Brooks as the Voice of Vlad the Vampire

26 November 2014 10:49 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In 2012, Sony brought a monster mash to the big screen with Hotel Transylvania, an animated comedy take on classic monsters that featured Adam Sandler as the voice of Dracula, Kevin James as Frankenstein’s monster, and many more. With the sequel due out next fall, a new addition to the voice cast has been announced: the legendary Mel Brooks, who will voice Dracula’s vampire father, Vlad.

Deadline reports that Mel Brooks will voice Vlad, a character with a serious grumpy side (though he’s smiling in the photo shown above). As many fans of Bram Stoker’s Dracula know, the real life 15th century ruler, Vlad III Dracula, aka Vlad the Impaler, helped inspire the Count Dracula character.

Brooks is no stranger to portraying classic monsters in a comedic way, having helmed and co-written Young Frankenstein 40 years ago. Brooks also directed, co-wrote, and co-starred as Professor Van Helsing in »

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Mel Brooks to voice vampire in Hotel Transylvania 2

26 November 2014 8:50 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Mel Brooks has joined the cast of Hotel Transylvania 2.

The actor will voice the character of Vlad in the animated sequel, Deadline reports.

Vlad is described as "the very old and grumpy vampire father" of Dracula, who is voiced by Adam Sandler.

Speaking about his character, Brooks said: "He's been around for eons and he's a pretty crabby guy. Basically, he reminds me of me."

2012's Hotel Transylvania earned about $360 million (£228m) at the global box office, and also earned a Golden Globe nomination.

Director Genndy Tartakovsky is returning for the follow-up, with Robert Smigel on board to pen the script.

Hotel Transylvania 2 will be released on September 25, 2015.

Watch a trailer for the original 2012 film below: »

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Mel Brooks To Voice Adam Sandler’s Vampire Dad In ‘Hotel Transylvania 2′

26 November 2014 7:30 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Comedy legend Mel Brooks has been tapped to voice Vlad in Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 2. He’ll play the very old and grumpy vampire father to Adam Sandler’s Dracula. The sequel to Sony’s 2012 family film sees old-school supernatural meet modern-day cool when Vlad turns up at the hotel for an impromptu family get-together. Genndy Tartakovsky is helming again from a script by Robert Smigel. The original movie made about $360M worldwide and was nominated for a Golden Globe. This one is set for release September 25.

The Oscar-, Tony-, Grammy- and Emmy-winning Brooks has some cinematic vampire experience; he directed, produced and co-wrote 1995’s Dracula: Dead And Loving It, also starring as vamp hunter Val Helsing. He said of the Hotel Transylvania character: “He’s been around for eons, and he’s a pretty crabby guy. Basically, he reminds me of me.”

In a savvy move »

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Mel Brooks To Voice Dracula’s Father “Vlad” In Hotel Transylvania 2

26 November 2014 6:36 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Sony Pictures Animation today announced the casting of Oscar-, Tony-, Grammy- and Emmy-winning writer, director, performer, composer and producer Mel Brooks in the sequel to the 2012 worldwide hit, Hotel Transylvania 2.

Brooks has been cast in the role of Vlad, the ancient, undead and incredibly grumpy father to Dracula (Adam Sandler). 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 slated for a September 25, 2015 release, and is being directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, produced by Michelle Murdocca, executive-produced by Sandler, Allen Covert,and Ben Waisbren, and written by Robert Smigel.

Brooks – who takes on the role 40 years after helming the horror-comedy classic Young Frankenstein – said, “I’m having a wonderful time with the character Vlad. »

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Mel Brooks will take part in Genndy Tartakovsky's Hotel Transylvania 2

26 November 2014 4:08 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Director Genndy Tartakovsky is a popular name among fans of animation, having built a loyal fanbase through shows like The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack and the short-lived Star Wars: The Clone Wars mini-series. Tartakovsky seems to be transitioning well (financially, anyway) into the feature-film arena, as Hotel Transylvania brought in over $350 million worldwide. While the man still has that very cool-looking Popeye film coming our way in 2016, right now »

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Mel Brooks Joins Hotel Transylvania 2

26 November 2014 3:31 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

In 2012’s Hotel Transylvania, the big generational gap was between Dracula (Adam Sandler) and his daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez). But for the sequel, due next year, the arrival of Drac’s estranged dad Vlad, played by living comedy legend Mel Brooks, will cause even more trouble.Turns out that Vlad, who spends most of his life living in a cave, doesn’t exactly see eye-to-eye with his son either. And he’s not the most welcome visitor to the hotel for monsters that sonny boy runs with Mavis and her human beau Jonathan (Andy Samberg). So when he arrives at the hotel during a family get-together, expect issues."He’s like my real, honest-to-goodness personality. I'm pretty grumpy," Brooks tells USA Today. "It was a good choice. He doesn't treat Dracula with a lot of respect and they're often at odds. It makes for some wonderful comedy."Sandler apparently called »

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FilmSharks touts animation Possessed

5 November 2014 7:00 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: FilmSharks International has come on to sell worldwide rights to the stop-motion feature Possessed (Pos Eso) from former Aardman Animations animator Sam.

Guido Rud will tout the Spanish-language feature and is preparing an English-language version of the film that recently earned a jury special mention at Sitges.

Possessed centres on a celebrated flamenco dancer who seeks the help of a defrocked priest to solve her son’s demented behaviour after his father dies in a freak accident.

On the eve of the market Rud said talks were ongoing with Us distributors and cast for the English version.

The Spanish voice cast features Santiago Segura from Spain’s smash Torrente franchise, as well as Alex Angulo, Anabel Alonso and Carlos Areces.

“When you see kids loving ParaNormam or Hotel Transylvania more and more you will understand why buyers rush to get this gem that makes you travel from Indiana Jones to The Exorcist to Gremlins, Taxi Driver, ParaNorman »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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