Sony Pictures Animation Launches ‘MONSTER PETS,’ A New HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA Short Film Ahead Of Launch Of Final Film In The Series
‘MONSTER PETS’: A HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA SHORT
In Monster Pets, Drac’s lovable, monster-sized puppy, Tinkles, has more energy than ever and just wants to play ball! Unfortunately, Drac is too busy juggling his duties at the hotel, so he is determined to find a monster pet companion for his huge furry friend. After a series of mismatches, Drac’s plan goes awry when Tinkles chooses a very unlikely companion.
Executive produced by Hotel Transylvania’s franchise creator, Genndy Tartakovsky, along with Michelle Murdocca; directed by Jennifer Kluska and Derek Drymon, written by Jennifer Kluska and produced by Christian Roedel; the short film, which can now be seen exclusively in theatres with Cinemark, has launched online.
"What would it be like if the Drac Pack all owned pets? We couldn't be more excited to jump back into the world of Hotel Transylvania, and explore all the fun and lovable frustrations of pets through a monster lens,” said Monster Pets directors Jennifer Kluska and Derek Drymon. “What happens when your golden retriever is 5 stories tall? Or your chihuahua breathes fire? Being able to introduce an all-new group of characters in Monster Pets who are just as funny and weird as the Drac Pack was an absolute blast. We hope audiences enjoy the short, and look forward to seeing the monster pets make an appearance in the upcoming Hotel Transylvania: Transformania!”
"This short has been a labor of love from the teams at Sony Pictures Animation and Sony Pictures Imageworks, and we're pleased that we can bring heartfelt laughter to families around the world in this time,” added Christian Roedel, Monster Pets producer. “The Hotel Transylvania franchise is all about family, and it has been an honor to work alongside our newest members Jennifer and Derek, the amazing directing duo who will take the reins for this exciting new chapter."
And don’t miss the final chapter of the franchise, Hotel Transylvania: Transformania, coming soon to cinemas.
About Monster Pets: A Hotel Transylvania Short
Directed by Jennifer Kluska and Derek Drymon. Written by Jennifer Kluska. Produced by Christian Roedel. Executive Producers are Michelle Murdocca and Genndy Tartakovsky.
The film features the voices of Brian Hull (Dracula), Derek Drymon (Tinkles/Zombie/Gillman), Jennifer Kluska (Toots), Genndy Tartakovsky (Blobby/Puppy Blobby) and Jon Olson (additional monster pets).
About the Hotel Transylvania Franchise
Sony Pictures Animation’s $1.3 billion family film franchise Hotel Transylvania, follows Dracula, Mavis and all their monster friends and their adventures at Hotel Transylvania, a 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. The first film debuted in theaters in 2012, followed by two sequels Hotel Transylvania 2 and Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, which were released in 2015 and 2018, respectively. The final chapter, Hotel Transylvania: Transformania, is scheduled to debut in 2021.
Hotel Transylvania was directed by Genndy Tartakovsky with a screenplay by Peter Baynham and Robert Smigel based on a story by Todd Durham and Dan Hageman & Kevin Hageman and produced by Michelle Murdocca. Hotel Transylvania 2 was directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, written by Robert Smigel & Adam Sandler, produced by Michelle Murdocca and executive produced by Allen Covert, Robert Smigel and Ben Waisbren. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation was directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, written by Genndy Tartakovsky and Michael McCullers and produced by Michelle Murdocca. Hotel Transylvania: Transformania is being directed by Jennifer Kluska and Derek Drymon, written by Genndy Tartakovsky, produced by Alice Dewey Goldstone and executive produced by Selena Gomez, Genndy Tartakovsky and Michelle Murdocca.
About Sony Pictures Animation
Sony Pictures Animation produces a variety of animated entertainment for audiences around the world. The visually groundbreaking and critically acclaimed "Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse" is the studio’s latest release, and the winner of the 2019 Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature.
The division is also behind hit film series such as "The Smurfs," "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs," and "Hotel Transylvania." Next for Sony Pictures Animation are the original feature comedy "The Mitchells vs. The Machines" produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, and the studio’s first-ever animated musical "Vivo," featuring original songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Sony Pictures Animation, which was founded in 2002, is a division of the Sony Pictures Motion Pictures Group for Sony Pictures Entertainment, a subsidiary of the Tokyo-based Sony Group Corporation.