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Hotel Transylvania (2012)

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Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count's teenaged daughter.

Director:

Genndy Tartakovsky

Writers:

Peter Baynham (screenplay by), Robert Smigel (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Parents Guide to 'Hotel Transylvania'

When you think of Dracula, you don't think "kid-friendly." So, you may be wondering if it's OK to watch Hotel Transylvania with your children. Fortunately, we've got you covered!

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Dracula (voice)
Andy Samberg ... Jonathan (voice)
Selena Gomez ... Mavis (voice)
Kevin James ... Frankenstein (voice)
Fran Drescher ... Eunice (voice)
Steve Buscemi ... Wayne (voice)
Molly Shannon ... Wanda (voice)
David Spade ... Griffin (voice)
CeeLo Green ... Murray (voice)
Jon Lovitz ... Quasimodo (voice)
Brian George ... Suit of Armor (voice)
Luenell ... Shrunken Heads (voice)
Brian Stack ... Pilot (voice)
Chris Parnell ... Fly (voice)
Jackie Sandler ... Martha (voice)
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Storyline

In 1895, Dracula builds a resort in Transylvania, hidden from the humans, to raise his beloved daughter Mavis in a safe environment. In the present, the place is the Hotel Transylvania, where monsters bring their families to vacation far from the frightening humans. Dracula invites his friends - Frankenstein and his wife Eunice; Wayne and Wanda, the werewolves; Griffin, the invisible man; Murray, the mummy; Bigfoot, among others - to celebrate the 118th birthday of Mavis. When the party is ready to start, the 21-year-old Jonathan is walking through the forest and stumbles upon the hotel. Dracula sees Jonathan and disguises him as a monster to hide Jonathan from the guests. But Mavis also sees Jonathan and Dracula forces him to pose as a monster. Soon Mavis believes that Jonathan is the "zing" of her life despite the advice of her father about humans. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Where monsters go to get away from it all See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some rude humor, action and scary images | See all certifications »

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Details

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hotel Transylvania See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$42,522,194, 30 September 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$148,313,048

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$358,375,603
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Technical Specs

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This movie had been in development since 2006, when Anthony Stacchi and David Feiss were set to direct the film. In 2008, Jill Culton took over the directing position, and around 2010, Christopher Jenkins, with Todd Wilderman. In February 2011, Genndy Tartakovsky took over as the sixth director to direct his feature film debut. See more »

Goofs

When Dracula takes Johnny up to the hotel room with Glen's trapdoor, there's no shrunken head on the door. When he escorts Mavis out, there's now a shrunken head there. This head also has the same voice as the head on Mavis' door. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dracula: Peek-a-boo!
Baby Mavis: [crying]
Dracula: No, no, no, no, no. I didn't mean to starle you, my little baby. Shh, shh, shh.
Dracula: [Dracula singing to baby Mavis] Hush, little vampire, don't say a word / Papa's gonna bite the head off a bird
Dracula: A-bitty-goo-bah! I vant to kiss your *tush.*
[Dracula kissing tush to baby Mavis and changes the diaper]
Dracula: I vant to kiss your *tush!*
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Crazy Credits

The primary closing credits are presented by cartoon versions of the movie's characters. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Andy Samberg/St. Vincent (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

The Zing
Written by Robert Smigel Adam Sandler and Dennis White
Produced by 'Static Revenger'
Performed by Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Adam Sandler and Kevin James
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Very enjoyable experience
28 September 2012 | by nightbiker-1See all my reviews

I gave this a complete 10 because both the wife and I (as well as the other movie-goers -going by their reactions) thoroughly enjoyed it from the beginning to the very end.

Was it predictable? Of course. Its an animation geared towards children (what would you expect?) -but like most of the animation movies of today, there were quite a few 'hidden humor' spots as well which would be completely missed by the younger audience (not unexpected since it is the adults, after all, who are forking over the bread and it doesn't hurt to keep THEM entertained as well). The movie is fairly fast-paced and the animation well done. I'm usually a little apprehensive when I've harbored good expectations from a movie based on clips/previews, but in this case I felt it truly delivered. This one will be added to our library when it (eventually) hits the shelves. Too many people look for a great amount of depth and unpredictability in animation movies -but THAT is a bit unrealistic (no pun intended) -think about it: These things USED to be called CARTOON MOVIES for a reason. They weren't intended to fit that kind of expectation. They ARE intended to be fun -and this movie is just that: FUN.


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