On September 25, 2015, Sony Animation screened “Hotel Transylvania 2” for ASIFA-Hollywood at the TLC Chinese Theaters during it’s opening weekend.
Kept as a surprise for the audience, the filmmakers were present at the screening and at the conclusion of the film, they were brought out for a lively discussion with the audience. Due to the film’s box office success during that weekend, it was an added bonus for attendees to discuss the film making process with the director and key members of the production.
This video includes the Q&A with the filmmakers which followed the screening. The panel included Genndy Tartakovsky (director), Michelle Murdocca (producer), Michael Kurinsky (production designer), Karl Herbst (visual effects supervisor), Alan Hawkins (sr. animation supervisor) and Frank Gladstone (moderator).
Hotel Transylvania 2 takes place seven years after the first film, with the hotel now open to human guests. Mavis and Johnnyare now married and have a young son named Dennis, whose lack of any vampire abilities worries his grandfather Dracula. When Mavis and Johnny go on a visit to Johnny’s parents, Dracula calls his friends to help him make Dennis turn into a vampire. However, an unexpected visit from Dracula’s old-school human-hating father, Vlad, soon turns things upside-down.
Voices for the film include Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, David Spade, Fran Drescher, Molly Shannon, with Keegan-Michael Key replacing CeeLo Green as Murray. New additions to the cast include Mel Brooks as Count Dracula’s father, Vlad; Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally as Jonathan’s parents, Mike and Linda; and Asher Blinkoff as Mavis and Johnny’s half-human/half-vampire son, Dennis.