One has to admire the persistence of Genndy Tartakovsky, an animator that's gone above and beyond the call of duty in service to his craft with little to show for it but a bunch of well-regarded but poorly-viewed shows. Obviously everyone knows Dexter's Laboratory and Samurai Jack, but who remembers his pure-animation attempt at Star Wars: Clone Wars before it was re-imagined as a purely CGI feature? I do, at least. Anyway, he's obviously done well for himself, as he has a new directorial feature, Hotel Transylvania, coming this fall. It looks to be something of a Shrek for the darker mythologies of the western culture, i.e. throwing together a bunch of monsters into a hotel and seeing what would happen. Too bad Adam Sandler is along for the ride.
I would love to be excited for this movie, but man, I can't help but notice the usual spate of Sandler-ites in the cast, including David Spade, Kevin James, and Steve Buscemi. Is this going to be Grown Ups: CGI? Let's hope not, but man. Those names, all taken together, give me some goddamn chills.