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In the movie commentary, it is mentioned the town at the end with the fair is loosely based on a real town known as Sighisoara, Romania. Sighisoara is also known as the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, the real Count Dracula and is the only inhabited citadel in Europe, outside Corsica (where all the citadels are inhabited).
(at around 10 mins) Among the decorations on the wall of Mavis' room is a poster that very clearly resembles her real life voice, Selena Gomez.
(at around 5 mins) The license plate on Dracula's hearse is Romanian. This is correct, as Transylvania is now part of Romania.
(at around 1h 20 mins) At the end of the movie, at Mavis's birthday party, the label on the record on the turntable reads "Oh! who said so - Sung by - Mr. Charles Penrose". This was a real pre-WWI record.
In an early version of the story, Murray was going to have a song and dance number with his sidekicks, the Mummettes.
Miley Cyrus was cast as Mavis, but she withdrew to focus on other projects, so she was replaced by Selena Gomez.
Several characters resemble the actors who provide the voices.
Hotel Transylvania 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.
The film was released on September 28th, which is World Rabies Day.
This was the 19th highest grossing film of 2012.
The second animated feature film for Adam Sandler (the first being Eight Crazy Nights (2002)).
Everyone on the plane that Jonny is in wears dark clothing and Jonny is the only one with bright colors.
Feature film directing debut of Genndy Tartakovsky.
First animated feature for Robert Smigel. Although he did do some voice work in several TV shows and TV movies.
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In the beginning of the movie, during the Columbia Pictures logo, The Torch Lady turns into Mavis as a bat. You know it's Mavis not Dracula because Dracula has red eyes in bat form while Mavis has blue eyes.
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Near the beginning of the movie, when the hotel guests are first seen arriving, Dracula (Adam Sandler) mentions that the hotel has been in operation since 1898. It is also shown that Mavis's mother was killed by a mob in approximately 1895 (based on a family portrait showing Mavis at around 1 yr old with both of her parents). The original book, Bram Stoker's Dracula, was written in 1896 and released in 1897. So this movie actually uses a chronological order following the original Dracula story as if it were a telling of true events
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Rebecca Sugar, creator of Steven Universe (2013), had worked on this film creating storyboards.
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During one of the of the sequences in the forest, one of the trees has a spiderweb and the spider's body looks like a skull, similar to the recurring Skulltulla monsters from the The Legend of Zelda videogames
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Jackie Sandler, Sadie Sandler: Dracula's wife and the infant version of Mavis are voiced by Adam Sandler's wife and daughter.

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