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Hotel Transylvania (2012)

PG  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Family  |  28 September 2012 (USA)
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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 teen-aged daughter.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dracula (voice)
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Jonathan (voice)
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Mavis (voice)
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Frankenstein (voice)
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Eunice (voice)
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Wayne (voice)
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Wanda (voice)
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Griffin (voice)
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Murray (voice)
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Quasimodo (voice)
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Suit of Armor (voice)
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Shrunken Heads (voice)
Brian Stack ...
Pilot (voice)
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Fly (voice)
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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

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

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Also Known As:

Hotel Transilvania  »

Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$42,522,194 (USA) (28 September 2012)

Gross:

$148,313,048 (USA) (15 February 2013)
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Trivia

(at around 5 mins) The license plate on Dracula's hearse is Romanian. This is correct, as Transylvania is now part of Romania. See more »

Goofs

Dracula was able to freeze Johnny in mid-air while he's falling. But in Quasimodo's Kitchen he froze Quasimodo but Quasi fell after being froze. See more »

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Wayne: What? Now there's no sheep in the road. Let's go.
Murray: That was pretty sick, man.
Wayne: You eat lamb chops, it's the same thing.
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At the opening, the Columbia Pictures "Torch Lady" turns into a bat. Other than the studio titles at the start and the movie's title after five minutes, there are no opening credits. See more »

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Written by Robert Smigel and Dennis White
Performed by Kevin James, CeeLo Green, Steve Buscemi and David Spade
CeeLo Green appears courtesy of Eight Entertainment/Elektra Entertainment Group, Inc.
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Fun for everyone
4 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Can you say thoroughly entertaining? I went by myself because the little people in my world were unavailable, and the big people are too cool for animation. I sat there cracking up with the kids behind me.

Let's face it; Adam sander has had a few bombs lately. He redeemed himself quite nicely with this one. I generally dislike movies with a hit you over the head message of peace, love, and brotherhood, but this I liked. Hotel reminds us not to judge before getting to know someone. It also showcases a single dad nicely.

I liked that the father had his flaws and was unashamedly protective of his kid...even going so far as being underhanded to keep her safe. It gives a balanced view of parents who sometimes try so hard and still manage to muddle up their lives and that of their kids'.

There is nothing terribly scary for even young viewers.


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