The Drac Pack has returned for more cartoony hijinks in Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (internationally titled Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation). Sony Pictures Animation will be unleashing its third entry of the hit animated franchise next summer and have given us a first look at the sequel in the new teaser trailer.
Following the 2012 original and the 2015 sequel, Dracula (voiced by Adam Sander), having spent so many years providing vacations, goes on vacation with his pack on a monster cruise ship, which is basically “a hotel… on the water.” All goes smooth sailing until Drac falls in love with Erika, the ship’s captain, who unknowingly to him might be too good to be true.
The film reunites the regular voice cast including Adam Sandler as Dracula, Andy Samberg as Johnny, Selena Gomez as Mavis, and many more. Series director Genndy Tartakovsky, despite initially stepping down from the series, returned once again to direct the third movie. Additionally, Genndy has co-written the script with The Boss Baby screenwriter Michael McCullers and will voice the character Blobby.
After Sony Pictures Animation’s lackluster output of 2017, maybe Hotel Transylvania 3 will help pick up the slack. After all, the teaser gives us exactly what to expect from the franchise, with Sony’s signature cartoony CGI, clever visual gags, and monster mayhem that will probably please the fans. I’m not expecting this to be great by any means, but hey, still better than an Emoji Movie sequel, right?
For those keen to check into Hotel Transylvania 3, then set your calendar for July 13, 2018, for North America!
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