New animated short Goodnight, Mr. Foot airing in US cinemas alongside the main feature…
Hotel Transylvania is adding a new animated short at some of its US screenings as a special Halloween treat for fans.
Beginning 26 October, 2012, all digital showings of Hotel Transylvania in Regal Entertainment Group Cinemas around the country will be preceded with a new traditionally animated short also directed by Genndy Tartakovsky.
Tartakovsky, 13-time Emmy nominee (and three-time Emmy winner) is well known by animation fans for his work on shows such as Samurai Jack, Star Wars: Clone Wars and Dexter’s Laboratory. The Hotel Transylvania director also animated every key frame of the new short.
“After we finished Hotel Transylvania I got an itch to animate!” Tartakovsky revealed. “Taking inspiration from my favourite directors Bob Clampett, Tex Avery and Chuck Jones, I animated a short cartoon in the traditional 2D style. It was difficult and exhilarating all at once.”
Entitled Goodnight, Mr. Foot, the short stars none other than the legendary monster Bigfoot, and follows his adventure as he, too, checks into Dracula’s five-stake resort in search of a little R-and-R, only to find himself faced with an enthusiastic witch-maid, eager to make Mr. Foot’s stay a memorable one.
As a second treat – no tricks here – an exclusive new collectible one-sheet poster (also designed by Tartakovsk) will also be given away at all showings of Hotel Transylvania in Carmike Cinemas, while supplies last.
Tartakovsky’s feature film debut has proved to be a huge success, becoming the biggest September opening for any film in US history and the best opening ever for the Sony Pictures Animation studio.
Hotel Transylvania also opened at number one in many other territories around the world, including Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Colombia, Ecuador, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa and Sweden.