dream of owning a
Dracula figure becomes reality when
he writes to Dracula before Halloween
and the Count himself visits him
but it is not only the boy who is in
need of help and guidance, as he is
just about to find out in Dear Dracula...
DETERMINED TO HAVE A DRACULA FIGURE, young Sam (voice of Nathan Gamble: Marley
& Me) begs his grandmother (voice of Marion Ross) to give him one for Christmas;
but she seems reluctant to give him what she sees as 'a doll' and he sees as
an 'action figure'.
Not to be put off, Sam decides to write to Count Dracula (voice of Ray Liotta:
Goodfellas) before Halloween and Sam is astounded to find the vampire
count on the doorstep, accompanied by his loyal butler Mirroe (voice of Emilio
Estevez: The Breakfast Club).
Sam helps Dracula
return to his old scary
self and in return Dracula
helps Sam to discover
some new-found self-
confidence of his own
and to get the girl!
is obsessed with horror films and he and his grandmother enjoy watching back-to-back
films of the genre. But the boy does not have many friends as the neighbourhood
children consider him weird except for Emma (voice of Ariel Winter:
Sofia The First), who invites him to her Halloween party.
Dracula is delighted to hear from his number one fan, Sam. In the era of Twilight,
old vampires like him aren't so hot any more. They are not considered scary
anymore as youngsters have found other things to be more frightened by. So Dracula
feels left out in the cold. Sam longs to change himself from being an outsider.
He needs more confidence but so does Dracula.
With fun and games along the way, Sam helps Dracula return to his old scary
self and puts it into practice at Emma's Halloween party, where he proves to
be a huge hit; and in turn Dracula helps Sam to discover some new-found self-confidence
of his own and to get the girl.
Dear Dracula is a cute and meaningful animation children (and adults!)
will love, finely voiced by respected actors; showing what happens when, instead
of writing to Santa, a young boy writes to his hero, Count Dracula.
Dear Dracula also features the voices of: Matthew Lilliard (Scooby-Doo)
as Mailman Gus; Yuri Lowenthal as Kirk / Announcer / DJ; Tara Strong as Nicole/Hot
Dog; and additional voices by Troy Baker.
Music Composer is Michael Richard Plowman; Written by Brad Birth; Producer is
Susan Norkin; and Director is Chad Van De Keere.
Dracula is available in the UK courtesy of Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment
on DVD on 7 October 2013. Certificate: PG | Catalogue Number: KAL8308 | RRP:
"Dear Dracula is a cute and meaningful animation children (and adults!)
will love, finely voiced by respected actors" Maggie Woods