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Hotel Transylvania (2012)

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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 teenaged daughter.

Director:

Genndy Tartakovsky

Writers:

Peter Baynham (screenplay by), Robert Smigel (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Parents Guide to 'Hotel Transylvania'

When you think of Dracula, you don't think "kid-friendly." So, you may be wondering if it's OK to watch Hotel Transylvania with your children. Fortunately, we've got you covered!

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Dracula (voice)
Andy Samberg ... Jonathan (voice)
Selena Gomez ... Mavis (voice)
Kevin James ... Frankenstein (voice)
Fran Drescher ... Eunice (voice)
Steve Buscemi ... Wayne (voice)
Molly Shannon ... Wanda (voice)
David Spade ... Griffin (voice)
CeeLo Green ... Murray (voice)
Jon Lovitz ... Quasimodo (voice)
Brian George ... Suit of Armor (voice)
Luenell ... Shrunken Heads (voice)
Brian Stack ... Pilot (voice)
Chris Parnell ... Fly (voice)
Jackie Sandler ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Where monsters go to get away from it all See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hotel Transilvania See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$42,522,194, 30 September 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$148,313,048

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$358,375,603
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In terms of design, Tartakovsky wanted a very expressive movie. He wanted the characters to be able to go from "cartoony and funny" to "subtle and very humanistic expressions." See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 19 mins) After Dracula chases the plane with Johnny on it, he crashes into Mavis' room and returns to his human form. When he appears through the smoke, his face is sunburned and there are holes burnt in his cape. In the very next shot, his skin is its usual pale white color and his cape is intact. What actually happens is that his cape, clothes and skin can be seen repairing themselves. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dracula: Peek-a-boo!
Baby Mavis: [crying]
Dracula: No, no, no, no, no. I didn't mean to starle you, my little baby. Shh, shh, shh.
Dracula: [Dracula singing to baby Mavis] Hush, little vampire, don't say a word / Papa's gonna bite the head off a bird
Dracula: A-bitty-goo-bah! I vant to kiss your *tush.*
[Dracula kissing tush to baby Mavis and changes the diaper]
Dracula: I vant to kiss your *tush!*
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Cupcake Wars: Adam Sandler's Hotel Transylvania (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Where Did the Time Go Girl
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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I loved this movie!
21 October 2012 | by Kaylyn MackenzieSee all my reviews

Everyone remembers that special movie they saw or that one that was the best for your mind, that one which really stuck. For me that movie was "Hotel Transylvania". I think it was one of the best children's movie ever made. It conveys humor, creativity, action and freedom.

Set in Transylvania in modern time, Dracula (Adam Sandler) hosts all the legendary monsters at his hotel to celebrate his daughter's one hundred and eighteenth birthday. But he works overtime to keep Mavis (Selena Gomez) from falling for a human boy named Johnny (Andy Samberg), who miraculously stumbles upon the hotel. All Mavis has ever wanted is to leave home and see the real world and see if humans are as bad as her father says they are. The main characters are Selena Gomez as Mavis, Andy Samberg as Johnny and Adam Sandler as Dracula. It is a brilliant cast for this movie.

Selena Gomez was perfect for the part of Mavis and did a great job while Andy Samberg was good but wasn't perfect for Johnny. I think he could've done a much better job. Adam Sandler was born to play the part of Dracula. He did a magnificent job and was extremely humorous. The other characters were great and they matched their roles perfectly!

I liked that we got to know the characters and what their goal was. For example Mavis wanted freedom and wanted to leave home. What I didn't like is that it was a bit confusing. For example, "Why was Johnny hiking in Transylvania at night?" or "Why didn't Mavis just turn in to a bat and fly away to see the real world?" These questions make you wonder but I still think it was a wonderful movie even for my age group.

I think the moral of the story was trust your children to make the right decisions no matter what you think about them and from the child point of view the moral was to know your parents are always just trying to protect you. And both are true and if you look at them from both sides you will get the full story. I think that this is a movie for age groups above five and below fifteen. Reason being because Dracula does a fang up where his face goes a bit creepy but other wise I'm sure parents will love it and children between the ages of five and fifteen will love it to.


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