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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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Even monsters need a vacation See more »

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 »


In Quasimodo's Kitchen Johnny frees himself from the gag to speak and its around his neck. But after Drac rescues him the gag disappears. See more »


[repeated line]
Mavis: Holy rabies!
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Crazy Credits

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


References Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) See more »


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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Let the child in you enjoy this adventure
28 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Cute movie. Has a couple of great messages -- especially one about prejudices. There are some adult jokes, some childish jokes, lots of laugh out loud moments but most importantly the following messages: Hatred against those we don't know is wrong; Let yourself get to know a person before deciding whether they are good or not; and go along for the ride and let yourself enjoy life.

I also love the fact that this is a Dad raising his child situation. There are really few movies that show a Dad can step up and do the right thing for their children if given the chance.

While I didn't particularly care for the fart joke or some of the childish parts the kids in the theater laughed and laughed.

Well done!

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