Sony Pictures has released a brand new Hotel Transylvania: Transformania trailer for the upcoming final installment of their hit animated franchise, starring Andy Samberg and Selena Gomez. This comes after the studio has just recently pushed back its theatrical release date from July 23 to October 1. Its current release will pit Transformania against another animated sequel in the form of The Addams Family 2 as well as New Line Cinema’s The Sopranos prequel movie The Many Saints of Newark.
The video, which you can check out below, highlights Drac’s struggles with being a human including getting bitten by a mosquito and feeling the sun for the first time. Meanwhile, Johnny and Frank are having a blast with their respective transformations, while Blob turns into gelatin. Now, they must go to the Amazon in order to reverse their transformations before its too late.
“In Hotel Transylvania: Transformania, Drac and the pack are back, like you’ve never seen them before in Hotel Transylvania: Transformania. Reunite with your favorite monsters for an all-new adventure that presents Drac with his most terrifying task yet. When Van Helsing’s mysterious invention, the “Monsterfication Ray,” goes haywire, Drac and his monster pals are all transformed into humans, and Johnny becomes a monster! In their new mismatched bodies, Drac, stripped of his powers, and an exuberant Johnny, loving life as a monster, must team up and race across the globe to find a cure before it’s too late, and before they drive each other crazy. With help from Mavis and the hilariously human Drac Pack, the heat is on to find a way to switch themselves back before their transformations become permanent.”
The final installment will not include Adam Sandler as the lead and voice of Dracula, after voicing the character in the first three films. The character will now be voice by Brian Hull, who first took over the role in the recently released short film Monster Pets. Despite Sandler’s absence, fellow franchise lead Selena Gomez, who has voiced the role of Mavis in each film, is still returning for the fourth film and is now set to serve as an executive producer.
The film will also feature the return of Andy Samberg, David Spade, Molly Shannon, Steve Buscemi, Keegan-Michael Key, Asher Blinkoff, Fran Drescher, Kathryn Hahn, and Jim Gaffigan along with Brad Abrell.
Hotel Transylvania: Transformania is directed by Jennifer Klushka and Derek Drymon are directing from a screenplay written by Amos Vernon, Nunzio Randazzo, and franchise creator Genndy Tartakovsky, who previously helmed the first three films. Executive producers are Tartakovsky and Michelle Murdocca with Alice Dewey Goldston set as a producer.