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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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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

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monster | hotel | plane | party | dragon | See All (180) »

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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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Trivia

On playing Eunice, Fran Drescher said, "Every time I came in to record, they always wanted me to sound a little gruffer, a little more obnoxious, a little more annoying." See more »

Goofs

When Dracula takes Johnny up to the hotel room with Glen's trapdoor, there's no shrunken head on the door. When he escorts Mavis out, there's now a shrunken head there. This head also has the same voice as the head on Mavis' door. 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 Torch lady in the Columbia Pictures logo turns into a vampire bat. See more »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Classic Reviews: Surf's Up (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Where Did The Time Go Girl
Written by Robert Smigel and Dennis White
Produced by Static Revenger
Performed by Kevin James and CeeLo Green
CeeLo Green appears courtesy of Eight Entertainment/Elektra Entertainment Group, Inc.
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Solid Family Entertainment
8 October 2012 | by drew_atreidesSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hotel Transylvania See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$42,522,194, 30 September 2012

Gross USA:

$148,313,048

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$358,375,603
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1.85 : 1
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