The first Hotel Transylvania film was a film that really surprised me. I have always enjoyed the work of director Genndy Tartakovsky. What he’s done with The Clone Wars and Samurai Jack are a thing of beauty. Transylvania is not as edgy or action-packed as those two entries, but it’s still beautiful and heartwarming and I think that this sequel is sticking with the same spirit as the first film. You can take a look at the first trailer and see what I mean.

Here’s the Official Synopsis:

The Drac 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 Drac’s grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad is about to pay a family visit to the hotel. And when Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not a pure blood – and humans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania – things are going to get batty! 

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Hotel Transylvania 2 opens up on September 25th. The sequel is directed by Genndy Tartakovsky and stars: Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, Keegan-Michael Key, and Mel Brooks.