One sizzling matter of dialog amongst animation aficionados in latest days is what, precisely, occurred to Lodge Transylvania 4. After being given at least 4 separate launch dates over the previous yr, the film skipped its final one with no indication of when it could really present up.
Lodge Transylvania 4, subtitled Transformania, was initially deliberate for a December 22, 2020 launch earlier than being moved to August 6, 2021 after which bumped as much as July 23, 2021. However that might have put it towards WB’s Area Jam: A New Legacy, so Sony moved it once more, this time to October 1, 2021. This date simply handed us by. The place is it?
Opposite to paranoid hypothesis, it has not been shelved. In case you forgot, the film was handed over to Amazon Prime Video in a $100 million exclusivity deal. It’s as much as Amazon to schedule the factor, and lots of people assumed it could present up on APV’s entrance web page final Friday, and received irate when it didn’t. At present Amazon cleared things up: Lodge Transylvania 4 can be launched worldwide (excluding China) on January 14, 2022.
Right here’s our description of the film’s plot, once more: Lodge Transylvania: Transformania takes place through the lodge’s a hundred and twenty fifth anniversary celebration when Johnny, Dracula’s son-in-law, remains to be feeling insecure about being the one non-monster tenant there. Van Helsing reveals up and divulges he simply so occurs to have a metamorphosis ray that may flip folks into monsters. What he doesn’t inform Johnny is that the know-how remains to be extremely experimental — and unpredictable.
The ray boings all through the lodge’s halls, turning monsters into folks, turning folks into monsters, and inflicting complete chaos. It’s Transformania! The vital factor is that this premise permits them to create a ton of rubbery sight gags, as is custom. Genndy Tartakovsky remains to be government producer, however Jennifer Kluska and Derek Drymon are directing the image as a substitute.
It’s been a wild journey for this sequence. After three movies and a TV present, nobody might have predicted it could finish in such a trend, however the leisure enterprise not often is sensible. Lodge Transylvania 4 can be out on Amazon Prime January 14.