There aren’t nearly enough animated horror comedies out there these days. Burton managed to capitalize on not only Nightmare Before Christmas but Corpse Bride as well, Monster House may be one of the only ones to make it onto that list. After that, the list falls to mainly puerile comedies that only appeal to those under 20.
That may be changing with the cast announced for Sony’s upcoming Hotel Transylvania. Here’s the full breakdown from THR.
Adam Sandler leads off a voice cast that includes Kevin James and Andy Samberg for Hotel Transylvania, a 3D family comedy from Sony Pictures Animation. James is voicing Frank/Frankenstein while Fran Drescher is his in-your-face, over-the-top and larger-than-life bride.
David Spade plays Quasimodo, once the hunchback of Notre Dame and now a crazy, passionate gourmet chef. Steve Buscemi and Molly Shannon will play Wayne and Wanda, a pair of married, harried werewolves, parents to an ever-increasing litter of pups, who are looking forward to their family vacation at the hotel.
Cee Lo Green is Murray the Mummy, once entertainer to the great Pharaohs, now the life of the party.
The premise is a bit didactic, but with a lineup like this, we can only assume this is going to be close to a modern day Mad Monster Party, which may be the culmination of all great things back in 1967.
Hotel Transylvania is set to hit theaters in 3D on September 21, 2012.