New trailer: “Hotel Transylvania”

Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg’s first collaboration, the R-rated “That’s My Boy,” didn’t work out so well (read James’ review here), but knowing that film would tank at the box office probably wouldn’t have changed Sony’s decision to green-light the pair’s subsequent foray into family-friendly animation. In “Hotel Transylvania,” Sandler voices none other than Count Dracula, while Samberg voices the boy trying to court Dracula’s daughter (Selena Gomez). Sandler’s previous attempts at PG-rated entertainment (“Bedtime Stories” and “Jack & Jill”) weren’t highly regarded by critics or audiences, but perhaps the animated format will limit his usual silly schtick to a minimum.

Audiences can check into “Hotel Transylvania” on September 21.