Few moviegoers will recognize the name Genndy Tartakovsky, but it’s a fair bet they (or at least their kids) know of his work. Tartakovsky is the mind behind some of the late 20th /early 21st century’s most popular cartoons, including The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Sym-Bionic Titan and Star Wars: Clone Wars.

For those totally unfamiliar with the animated works of Tartakovsky, let’s just say the man has a way of taking familiar genre tropes and spinning them into something fresh, new and entertaining – which is exactly what he’ll be attempting with his new animated feature, Hotel Transylvania. Today we have the first international trailer for the film to share.

Hotel Transylvania plays with the world of supernatural horror by envisioning a scenario in which our favorite monsters – Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, etc. – needed a little time off from terrorizing humanity to relax and unwind. When the ghosts and ghouls need to get away, they head to Hotel Transylvania; however, their favorite vacation destination is seemingly spoiled once an oblivious human comes walking through the door.

Check out the basic setup described above in the Hotel Transylvania trailer below:

In addition to having Tartakovsky as its director, Hotel Transylvania also benefits from having an all-star voice cast that includes Adam Sandler (Dracula), Kevin James (Frankenstein), David Spade (The Invisible Man), David Koechner (Quasimodo), Cee-Lo (The Mummy) and other big-name actors like Steve Buscemi, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Fran Drescher and Molly Shannon.

As longtime fans of Tartakovsky’s work, we have high hopes for Hotel Transylvania, with the added hope that if this movie is successful, maybe Tartakovsky would be given some control over that new Samurai Jack movie we’ve been hearing about…

Hotel Transylvania hits theaters on September 21, 2012

Source: Columbia Pictures