After directing this fall's animated hit Hotel Transylvania, director Genndy Tartakovsky has unveiled a new short film about the ghoulish retreat called Goodnight Mr. Foot, according to a report by USA Today. The hand-animated short shines a spotlight on Bigfoot, who had a non-speaking supporting role in the original film.
“It's his breakout. He's the star," Tartakovsky said to USA Today. "And his feet are big. They had to be. They don't call him 'Medium-Sized Foot.' It's Bigfoot. I haven't spent so much time on toenails in a while.''
The short will play before Hotel Transylvania in Regal Cinemas across the country starting Friday.
Tartakovsky says he was inspired do the hand-animated short, rendered in the style of his cartoon icons Harvey Kurtzman and Tex Avery, while in the final production stages of the computer-animated Hotel Transylvania.
While Bigfoot only roars randomly in the original feature, actor Corey Burton gives the creature voice. In Goodnight, Bigfoot checks into the monster resort before the commotion caused by hotel owner Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler) around his daughter Mavis' (Selena Gomez) birthday, which is chronicled in the movie.
"It's a day in the life of the hotel before all the stuff happened," says Tartakovsky. "Bigfoot has got to walk halfway around the world to get to the hotel, and he's super-tired. Like anyone else, he just wants some peace and quiet."