Sony Pictures Animation recently released its first full-length trailer for the upcoming CGI monster comedy, Hotel Transylvania.
The film is a sort of play on the recent trend of ‘normal girl falls in love with a monster’ type stories which have recently infected the zeitgeist. As a subversion of the trope, this story sees a normal guy who finds his way accidentally into a community of monsters, only to have the daughter of the infamous Dracula fall in love with him.
This new TV spot focuses on the sub-plot that all of this is going on during a party in which Dracula has specifically invited all of his monster friends to the hotel, making it busier than normal, and adding extra drama to the main plot. Here we see more footage of the various monsters who were left out of the theatrical trailer:
Here’s the official synopsis:
Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free from meddling from the human world. But here’s a little known fact about Dracula: he is not only the Prince of Darkness; he is also a dad. Over-protective of his teenage daughter, Mavis, Dracula fabricates tales of elaborate dangers to dissuade her adventurous spirit. As a haven for Mavis, he opens the Hotel Transylvania, where his daughter and some of the world’s most famous monsters – Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more – can kick back in safety and peace. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem – but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis.
and the full-length theatrical trailer:
Hotel Transylvania hits theaters September 28th, 2012.