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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?


Feature film directing debut of Genndy Tartakovsky. See more »


(at around 45 mins) When Mavis and Jonathan are on the roof, watching the sun rise, the lower portion of the roof becomes lit by the sun first, leaving the upper portion in shadow. A real sunrise would light the roof from the top down. See more »


Dracula: [Runs after Quasimodo to rescue Jonathan, but is stopped by Mavis] Mavis? Why are you still up? The sun is out. It could kill you, my honey-gut.
Mavis: I couldn't sleep. You know where Jonny went?
Dracula: I don't know. He -
[Turns around & eyes her down angrily]
Dracula: Why do you want know?
Mavis: Oh! Uh,
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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 »


Referenced in Midnight Movie Review: Hotel Transylvania (2012) See more »


Written and Performed by Peter Tvrznik
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Solid Family Entertainment
8 October 2012 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

..took my family to see this one today, 6 year old son, 3 year old daughter..

Both of them really enjoyed the experience, though to be honest i think my daughter connected with the movie more because of the plight of Dracula's young daughter being the focal point of the story. That really surprised me!

Any horror fan with kids will get a real kick out of this one. And even non-horror fans should find the story cute. Sandler and company really pull it together for this one, after their last couple of films were less then stellar.

Definitely a pleasant surprise, and good fun for the whole family.

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