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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:
Dracula (voice)
Jonathan (voice)
Mavis (voice)
Frankenstein (voice)
Eunice (voice)
Wayne (voice)
Wanda (voice)
Griffin (voice)
Murray (voice)
Quasimodo (voice)
Suit of Armor (voice)
Shrunken Heads (voice)
Brian Stack ...
Pilot (voice)
Fly (voice)
Martha (voice)


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

28 September 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hotel Transilvania  »

Box Office


$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Did You Know?


The film was released on September 28th, which is World Rabies Day. See more »


The Air Transylvania airliner raises its landing gear much later than it normally would. Typically the gear is raised right after the plane is safely airborne. See more »


Dracula: House-keeping!
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Crazy Credits

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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The Zing
Written by Adam Sandler, Robert Smigel and Dennis White
Produced by Static Revenger
Performed by Andy Samberg, CeeLo Green, Selena Gomez, Adam Sandler and Kevin James
CeeLo Green appears courtesy of Eight Entertainment/Elektra Entertainment Group, Inc.
Selena Gomez appears courtesy of Hollywood Records
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Good idea, but not executed very well
22 March 2013 | by (Co, Derry, Northern Ireland) – See all my reviews

My friend and I wanted to go see this for Halloween. We liked the idea of a hotel for monsters. We both hated it. The characters moved in very OTT way and it was distracting. Every shot was a close up on someone's face, I just wanted to push them away from the camera. The jokes weren't funny, it has the typical Adam Sandler toilet jokes that just make me groan. Jonathon was REALLY annoying. He was this films' Jar Jar. But worst of all we have the "Liar Revealed" cliché. Dracula pretends this human is a monster, they keep the lie up, at the end everyone finds out, they banish the human but then they realize they liked human so they want him back before he gets home.

We've seen this MILLIONS OF TIMES!

However, there were a few things I liked about it; the flying tables scene was very creative. It was like a Terry Gilliam scene, Steve Bucemi's wolfman was funny and there were a few good gags. The animation was nice and Mavis was cute in a very goth way.

I hated it, but I'll give it a 4 for at least trying.

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