Beginning this weekend as a Halloween treat, all digital showings of Hotel Transylvania in Regal Cinemas around the country will be preceded by a new traditionally animated short by director Genndy Tartakovsky and Sony Pictures Animation, Goodnight, Mr. Foot.
Bigfoot checks into Dracula’s five-stake resort in search of a little R-and-R, only to find himself faced with an enthusiastic witch-maid, eager to make Mr. Foot’s stay a memorable one.
“After we finished Hotel Transylvania, I got an itch to animate, ” explains Tartakovsky who animated every key frame of the short. “Taking inspiration from my favorite directors Bob Clampett, Tex Avery, and Chuck Jones I animated a short cartoon in the traditional 2D style. It was difficult and exhilarating all at once and I hope people will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.”
To commemorate the debut of the animated short, an exclusive new collectible one-sheet—designed by Tartakovsky himself—will also be given away at all showings of Hotel Transylvania in Carmike Cinemas nationwide from Oct. 26 (while supplies last).
Meanwhile, Hotel T fans surfing the internet might just keep any eye out for a specially-created promo video popping up some time around Halloween (date TBD).