In the Lightbox waiting for the Hotel Transylvania press conference to begin. Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Molly Shannon--better be funny.
From the press kit: "Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s 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."
by Peter Scowen 9/8/2012 4:06:18 PM
"Five-stake hotel." How can it not be funny.
by Peter Scowen 9/8/2012 4:06:40 PM
I wish Jon Lovitz--Quasimodo in the movie--was here. But then, I wish Jon Lovitz was always in the room.
More from the press kit: "Hotel Transylvania makes these monsters funny -- funnier than they’ve ever been – but the reason these monsters have lasted through the years is that they all have great personal stories."
by Peter Scowen 9/8/2012 4:09:54 PM
by Peter Scowen 9/8/2012 4:10:11 PM
Only someone in Hollywood would say Dracula has "a great personal story."
by Peter Scowen 9/8/2012 4:12:22 PM
Pump up music before the stars come out!
After the first question, Kevin James jokes, "We have time for one more."
Sandler jokes the voice for Dracula is "just a little twist on the Zohan."
A little twist on the accent of a comic Israeli superspy turned hairdresser?
by Peter Scowen 9/8/2012 4:21:45 PM
Spade jokes Sandler told him: "Give it your normal 80 per cent."
Sandler on his frequent co-stars: "They're the funniest people I know."
After a lot of Canada love from the cast, Samberg jokes, "I'm on the fence about Canada."
He'd make a good Canadian.
by Peter Scowen 9/8/2012 4:33:24 PM
The first movie that made an impression on her as a kid for Selena Gomez: "Seed of Chucky."
Robert Smigel says he wanted to be Peanuts creator Charles Schulz when he was a kid.
Cee Lo is not at the press conference, says Sandler, because "he doesn't want to be part of this."
Not only would his kids not understand the movie Chuck and Larry, "I don't understand Chuck and Larry" says Kevin James.
Gomez mentions she still lives at home and Samberg asks, "Do they ever yell at you and say, 'Get a job!'"?
Sandler: "You say Selena's name to my kids' friends and they just stop in their tracks."
Fran Drescher on her voice. She didn't make it up, she just found a way "to monetize it."
Love Fran Drescher.
by Peter Scowen 9/8/2012 4:52:20 PM
Thanks to all those who followed along. See you at the next one.
by Peter Scowen 9/8/2012 5:03:03 PM
Hi and welcome to this live blog from the TIFF news conference for the animated feature "Hotel Transylvania. The event begins at noon ET. The film, about a human who wanders in to a hotel run by Dracula and filled with werewolves, mummies and other creatures of the night, is voiced by Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomes, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, David Spade, Fran Drescher, Molly Shannon and CeeLo Green.
by Peter Scowen 9/8/2012 2:57:34 PM