SAN DIEGO — Animation director Genndy Tartakovsky (TV series Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Star Wars: Clone Wars) and producer Michelle Murdocca (Open Season) will show never-before-seen footage from the upcoming Columbia/Sony Pictures Animation comedy Hotel Transylvania during a panel at Comic-Con, here in San Diego, on Thursday, July 12 at 3:00pm in the Indigo Ballroom of the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel.
Hotel Transylvania, which comes to theatres on September 28, marks Tartakovsky’s theatrical directorial debut. Tartakovsky and Murdocca will discuss the animated film, take questions from the audience, and screen never-before-seen footage from the film.
Tartakovsky, a 20-year veteran of animation, has received 12 Primetime Emmy Award noms – winning three times – for work on the series Star Wars: Clone Wars and
Samurai Jack, both for Cartoon Network.
For the Cartoon Network, Tartakovsky (pictured, right) developed four hit animated series between 1994 and 2010: Dexter’s Laboratory; Samurai Jack; Star Wars: Clone Wars; and
Sym-Biotic Titan. He also served as a producer and director on Cartoon Network’s Emmy-winning series
The Powerpuff Girls and as an animation director for
The Powerpuff Girls: The Movie. He is also co-creator of the Network’s Dial
M For Monkey and
The story — Hotel Transylvania is Dracula’s lavish “five-stake” resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them. One weekend, Dracula has invited some of his best friends – Frankenstein and his wife, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, the Werewolf family, and more – to celebrate his daughter’s 118th birthday.
The film features the voices of Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Kevin James, Selena Gomez, Steve Buscemi, CeeLo Green, David Spade, Molly Shannon, and Fran Drescher. It’s produced by Michelle Murdocca. Executive producers are Adam Sandler and Robert Smigel. Music by Mark Mothersbaugh. Music Supervision by Liza Richardson. Imagery and Animation by Sony Pictures Imageworks.