The Art and Making of Hotel Transylvania

| October 11, 2012

The Art and Making of Hotel Transylvania is the be-all, tell-all book about Sony Pictures Animation’s computer-graphics and 3-D Hotel Transylvania animated feature, to be released on 28 September.  The book is written by Tracey Miller-Zarneke, a voice actress on Disney’s Meet the Robinsons, assistant production manager on The Emperor’s New Groove and Chicken Little, and the author of the making-of art books about Meet the Robinsons, Kung-Fu Panda, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, How to Train Your Dragon, and Kung-Fu Panda 2.  The Foreword is by Hotel Transylvania’s Director, Genndy Tartakovsky, and the Introduction is by Bob Osher, the President of Sony Pictures Digital Productions.

The Art and Making of Hotel Transylvania brings to (undead) life a fresh new spin on the classic horror monsters like Dracula, Frankenstein, the Mummy, Werewolf, and the Invisible Man from Sony Pictures Animation and director Genndy Tartakovsky – creator of Samurai Jack and executive producer and director of Star Wars: Clone Wars animated series.

The story features Dracula, owner of a lavish five-stake resort hotel for monsters, away from the human world. On one special weekend, he invites some of the world’s most famous monsters to celebrate his daughter’s 118th birthday. For Drac, catering to all these monsters is no problem, but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles into the hotel and takes a shine to his daughter, Mavis.

Featuring over 400 pieces of concept art, character sketches, storyboards and digital art, along with interviews with key filmmakers and crew, this full-color book is truly a spooky but fun treat for the eyes!

About the Author:

Del Harvey is a co-founder of Film Monthly. He is an independent filmmaker, film director, screenwriter, and film teacher, currently living in Chicago.
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