Genndy Tartakovsky couldn’t make the Popeye he wanted at Sony but he continues his cartoony sensibility in Hotel Transylvania 2 and hopes to make the very ambitious Can You Imagine? The gang’s all back as Mavis (Selena Gomez) and Johnny (Andy Samberg) get married and have a son and Drac (Adam Sandler) adjusts to being a grandpa and a world where monster and human co-exist. There’s even a cameo by Mel Brooks as his dad, Vlad.
For me, it’s cartoony animation with real cloth dynamics and that was so hard to do so they updated the system a bit. It’s almost like have to frame-by-frame it. They also built a muscle system for the cronies. I wanted to try out something like you’d see in a Spider-Man movie for the Lizard and see how they would work in our cartoony world. Because everyone moved a bit too fast, you never got a feel of it. So there would be extra jiggle when a monster stepped. And once we got into it, we realized we can’t make the cronies too scary. So they had to be sillier.