With Hotel Transylvania: Transformania releasing on Amazon Prime. We were lucky enough to sit in on the Press Junket moderated By Yahoo’s Kevin Poloway. Featuring Fran Drescher, Keegan-Michaell Key, David Spade, Andy Samberg, and Selena Gomez.
Questions from the fans:
How did you feel about the new transformations? What was your first reaction?
Andy summed up that Jonny went Full-on Burning Man backpacker to Godzilla. David was invisible but with the new design, he was surprised that audiences thought Griffin would be much more attractive instead of a balding, out-of-shape redhead with glasses. He on the other hand understands the humor into making him the way he’s portrayed. Keegan had the biggest surprise to see that his character wasn’t as corpulent as his wrapped-up form is. He went on to say that the new design informed him of how to change the voice of his character.
What are some of the challeges trying to bring comedic timing to an animated role?
Andy perfectly said that since they are on the 4th film they already feel how big the character and reactions should be, lending the exaggerated art style to their own performances.
How important is the physical comey in these type of films?
Fran being a Queen of 90’s comedy said that even in an animated film, physical jokes still are important. Having the freedom to contort a character lends itself to the joke even better
What is most rewarding about doing Voice-Over work?
Keegan played off Andy’s comment saying that you have so much more freedom to play around. Your imagination you get to channel doing an animated film. hows it’s not frowned upon rather it’s encouraged! “No one’s ever going to tell you to take it down a notch” Key added.
Are you surprised the franchise has lasted 10 years?
Samberg went on to say it was because of the kids that this has sustained a great audience. Taking a new spin on the classic monsters how it is great for families. Fran added that the writing is great how the jokes hit where they need to, including going over the kid’s heads for the adults. Keegan added that the couple’s humor is so relatable too for the parents.
What will you miss the most?
Fran will miss Eunice and how much she’s mom to everyone. Keegan is going to miss the spirit of the movie the experience of seeing a new film. David is going to miss being in such a popular franchise and the anticipation to make another film. Andy doesn’t want to admit it’s over. Selena is going to miss working with everyone, particularly with Andy who helped her as an actor.
Have you watched Hotel Transylvania: Transformania yet? If not you can watch it exclusively on Amazon Prime. Then jump back in the comments and tell us how you feel about the 4th film finale!
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