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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.

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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:
... 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)
... Pilot (voice)
... Fly (voice)
... 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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Where monsters go to get away from it all See more »


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

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28 September 2012 (USA)  »

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Hotel Transilvania  »

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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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Trivia

Lovitz says, "Quasimodo is based on Julia Child... If she were an evil man... And short... With a hunchback... But still French!" See more »

Goofs

The character of Frankenstein is incorrectly named. The actual monster Mary Shelley wrote about was never given a name - "Frankenstein" was the name of the scientist who created him. 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 »

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Referenced in One Hit Wonderland: Monster Mash (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

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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A very un-unique animation which is still surprisingly good in its own way
22 February 2013 | by See all my reviews

When 'Hotel Transylvania' first came out, I had absolutely no intention of seeing it for two reasons: Adam Sandler and vampires. I thought a comedy about Dracula would be boring. This movie isn't that bad but at the same time isn't that funny In this movie, we have Count Dracula who has organized a building called Hotel Transylvania to keep his fellow monsters safe from the evil humans. Now, doesn't that sound familiar? From a Pixar movie? MONSTERS INC! One day, a human accidentally ventures into the monster world...Hmm...Still familiar and meets Dracula's daughter, Mavis voiced by Selena Gomez and falls in love...Still remind me of the Sully and Boo relationship as well as segments of Twilight.

I'll start off by saying that voice acting is brilliant. Adam Sandler really was great as Count Dracula, Adam Samberg was great as Johnny and Kevin James was a great Frankenstein. Selena Gomez also did a great job. The story however isn't anything special by any means. Too much of the story is from Monsters Inc but there are parts of Twilight in this movie which I love as a lot of it is indirectly mocking that god-awful series. The characters are funny but by no means any memorable. The dialogue is actually the movie's greatest strength. It really is hilarious in so many ways. There are so many one liners and Johnny's line "Wow man! Your Dracula impression is way over the top!" is simply hilarious as is the woman with the annoying voice saying to the monster in the kitchen "Your voice is annoying" If it weren't for the dialogue, this movie could so easily be horrible. The visual animations in the movie are stunning with each scene being carefully visualised and is truly a treat for the eye.

The film's main problem is its very close resemblance to Monsters Inc which makes the movie nothing unique. However, the mocking of Twilight is handled very well, the animations are superb, the characters and voice acting are done well and is well directed but a bit rushed at certain points during the film. The film could also have been a good ten minutes shorter and we wouldn't have missed anything funny or special. Overall, a good animation movie which isn't unique but funny


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