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See the Just Released ‘Hotel Transylvania Short,’ ‘Monster Pets’

Sony Pictures Animation has dropped a brand-new animated short featuring the monster-sized puppy, Tinkles, who just can’t wait to play!

Just in time to celebrate this weekend’s Pets Day, Sony Pictures Animation has released a brand-new CG animated short, Monster Pets, the latest studio effort in their hit Hotel Transylvania franchise that will soon include a new feature film, Hotel Transylvania: Transformania, set to hit theatres on July 23.

In the new short, Drac’s lovable, monster-sized puppy, Tinkles, has more energy than ever and just wants to play ball! Unfortunately, Drac is too busy juggling his duties at the hotel, so he is determined to find a monster pet companion for his huge furry friend. After a series of mismatches, Drac’s plan goes awry when Tinkles chooses a very unlikely companion.

Down boy, down!

Executive produced by Hotel Transylvania’s franchise creator, Genndy Tartakovsky, along with Michelle Murdocca, Monster Pets is directed by Jennifer Kluska and Derek Drymon, written by Jennifer Kluska and produced by Christian Roedel.

According to directors Kluska and Drymon, "What would it be like if the Drac Pack all owned pets? We couldn't be more excited to jump back into the world of Hotel Transylvania and explore all the fun and lovable frustrations of pets through a monster lens. What happens when your golden retriever is 5 stories tall? Or your chihuahua breathes fire? Being able to introduce an all-new group of characters in Monster Pets who are just as funny and weird as the Drac Pack was an absolute blast. We hope audiences enjoy the short, and look forward to seeing the monster pets make an appearance in the upcoming Hotel Transylvania: Transformania!”

"This short has been a labor of love from the teams at Sony Pictures Animation and Sony Pictures Imageworks, and we're pleased that we can bring heartfelt laughter to families around the world in this time,” added Christian Roedel, Monster Pets producer. “The Hotel Transylvania franchise is all about family, and it has been an honor to work alongside our newest members Jennifer and Derek, the amazing directing duo who will take the reins for this exciting new chapter."

The short is directed by Jennifer Kluska and Derek Drymon, written by Jennifer Kluska, and produced by Christian Roedel. Executive producers are Michelle Murdocca and Genndy Tartakovsky. The film features the voices of Brian Hull (Dracula), Derek Drymon (Tinkles/Zombie/Gillman), Jennifer Kluska (Toots), Genndy Tartakovsky (Blobby/Puppy Blobby) and Jon Olson (additional monster pets).

The final chapter in the hit Hotel Transylvania franchise, Hotel Transylvania: Transformania, is set to hit theatres July 23, 2021. The film is being directed by Jennifer Kluska and Derek Drymon, written by Genndy Tartakovsky, produced by Alice Dewey Goldstone and executive produced by Selena Gomez, Genndy Tartakovsky and Michelle Murdocca.

Source: Sony Pictures Animation

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