Genndy Tartakovsky had some downtime between wrapping on Hotel Transylvania and starting on Popeye, and he used it to return (briefly) to hand-drawn animation. Because Sony are releasing a traditionally animated, Hotel Transylvania-based, short film, called Goodnight, Mr. Foot.
The short is showing in front of Hotel Transylvania right now - but only in Regal Entertainment Group Cinemas. The short film is directed by the 13-time Emmy nominee Tartakovsky, who also animated every single key-frame in the short. Check out a snippet from Sony's press release about the film, and some stills from it, below:
Entitled “Goodnight, Mr. Foot,” the short stars none other than the legendary monster Bigfoot, and follows his adventure as he, too, checks in to 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.
Genndy Tartakovsky commented, “After we finished HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA I got an itch to animate! 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.”
Head on over to Collider to check out the full press release, which also touts "a specially-created promo video popping up some time around October 31". Exciting news - I assume the short will then find its way onto the Hotel T DVD and Blu-ray release, and we're very eager to see it!
And be sure to check out our review of Hotel Transylvania here!