The legendary Mel Brooks has joined the cast of Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 2 as the voice of the ancient vampire Vlad, the cranky old father of Adam Sandler’s Dracula. Brooks is no stranger to funny monsters: his 1974 Young Frankenstein is often cited as the one of the best comedies of all time.
A family get-together in the follow-up feature brings Vlad to town — along with some secrets and drama — to visit the estranged son he hasn’t seen in years. He turns everybody’s life upside down, from Drac, Mavis and Jonathan to hotel regulars such as Frank (Kevin James), Wayne Werewolf (Steve Buscemi) and Murray the Mummy (Keegan-Michael Key).
Brooks says that Vlad “doesn’t treat Dracula with a lot of respect and they’re often at odds. It makes for some wonderful comedy.”