The Pulse of Entertainment: Producer Alice Dewey Goldstone Says Hotel Transylvania:
Transformania is Pure Comedy
25, 2022) - "It's fun to get back to pure comedy," said animation producer Alice Dewey Goldstone (Hercules,
The Lion King) about her latest project Hotel Transylvania: Transformania. The fourth installment of
the Hotel Transylvania franchise is a Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation distributed by Amazon Studios exclusively
on Amazon Prime Video.
"I've never done a sequel before," she pointed out about her animation career
as preparation for this project. "I had to figure out how to be true to the franchise."
The new Hotel
Transylvania sequel finds Selena Gomez back voicing the role of Mavis and she is executive producer of the animation, along
with Genndy Tartakovsky and Michelle Murdocca. Alice Dewey is the sole producer on the project with Jennifer Kluska and Derek
Drymon directing. This storyline has Dracula facing retirement. Hotel Transylvania: Transformania is a computer-animation
"This is more like cartoons," she pointed out to me when discussing the many types
of animation. "It's all about family - the monsters are your uncles, aunts and cousins. The message is be glad for your
Mavis Dracula (Selena Gomez), Dracula Van Helsing's daughter, who through the sequels has wanted
more than what the Hotel business offered, was saved by Johnny the stranger - voiced by Andy Samberg - who showed her another
world. Through the sequels Mavis and Johnny married and had a baby named Dennis, voiced by Asher Blinkoff. In this installation
Dracula wants to retire but the idea of Johnny in charge has him rethinking his plans.
Brian Hull voices Count
Dracula Van Helsing for the first time in the franchise; Kathryn Hahn voices Erika Van Helsing, Mavis' mother; Molly Shannon
voices Wanda the werewolf and Steve Buscemi is Wayne the werewolf; Jim Galligan is Professor Abraham Van Helsing a former
monster hunter; David Spade is the invisible man; Keegan-Michael Key is Murray, an ancient mummy; Brad Abrell voices Frankenstein
for the first time; Genndy Tartakovsky, who also wrote the storyline, voices the green blob monster, and Fran Drescher voices
Frankenstein's wife Eunice.
"I started out working for Disney so I have a real affection for hand drawn movies,"
she said about the Columbia/Sony Picture Animation.
Alice pointed out another career milestone when she added,
"Never in 25 years have I worked with a female director. Jennifer (Kluska) is so talented."
on Amazon Prime Video Hotel Transylvania: Transformania was the #1 streamed movie in America.
"I just hope
families can watch it together and have fun," Goldstone said as we concluded the interview. www.HotelTMovie.com
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