Singer and actress Selena Gomez is back in the third installment of the franchise Hotel Transylvania. She admitted during the roundtables interview at the Sony Pictures Animation press day that took place last month that dubbing an animated character was uncomfortable and strange at first, but then later it became “a great learning experience”.
“Hotel Transylvania’s animation were the first one that I was part, so they were a great learning experience […] and it was weird at first. I remember that, literally, I was sweating (while dubbing). It was very strange in the first sessions, and by the time we made the second one it was just getting carried away, “explained the superstar.
Selena returns to the crazy and monstrous universe in Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, which hits theaters in July 13. We will join them as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel. It’s smooth sailing for Drac’s Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions, and catching up on their moon tans. But the dream vacation turns into a nightmare when Mavis, voiced by Selena Gomez, realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monsterkind.
This franchise had a success at the box office before: Hotel Transylvania (2012) achieved $358.4 million dollars worldwide and the sequel, Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015), surpassed the original one by scoring $473.0 million. “I love coming back here with everyone,” said Selena.
The first two films took place inside the hotel, this time around, it will be different and more terrifying because the whole family will spend time together in a cruise. With the whole family embarking on a luxury cruise that will take them to explore new worlds and scenarios, Mavis, who has convinced his father Dracula to take a break and relax, realizes that he is falling in love with a woman named Ericka, who is actually the granddaughter of Van Helsing and who secretly wants to kill all the monsters.
Selena explained she grew up “watching a lot of animated films and cartoons” and said the success of Hotel Transylvania is because the stories and characters that are “usually scare”, they turned them around in a comical way.
The voice stars are Adam Sandler (Dracula), Andy Samberg (Johnny), Kevin James (Frank), David Spade (Griffin), Steve Buscemi (Wayne), Keegan-Michael Key (Murray), Molly Shannon (Wanda), Fran Drescher (Eunice), Kathryn Hahn (Ericka), Jim Gaffigan (Van Helsing), and Mel Brooks (Vlad). Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, who also wrote the script with Michael McCullers.