Edit
Hotel Transylvania (2012) Poster

Trivia

Feature film directing debut of Genndy Tartakovsky.
Jump to: Cameo (1) | Spoilers (2)
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 actress, Selena Gomez.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
Everyone on the plane that Johnny is in wears dark clothing and Johnny is the only one with bright colors.
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.
Dracula, The Invisible man, The Mummy, Frankenstein and The Werewolf are influenced by the monster universe set between 1930-1940 and are brought together in this film.
The second animated feature film for Adam Sandler (the first being Eight Crazy Nights (2002)).
First animated feature for Robert Smigel. Although he did do some voice work in several TV shows and TV movies.
David Spade's 4th theatrically released Animated film, after The Rugrats Movie (1998), The Emperor's New Groove (2000), and Racing Stripes (2005).
3 of 3 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The second Sony Animation Andy Samberg movie after _Cloudy with A Chance Of Meatballs (2009)_.
4 of 5 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The plot for Hotel Transylvania (2012) is similar to same plot for Monsters, Inc. (2001). Both of these films star Steve Buscemi.
8 of 14 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Rebecca Sugar, creator of Steven Universe (2013), had worked on this film creating storyboards.
Though 'Adam Sandler' stars and co-executive produces this movie, it isn't associated with his ' Happy Madison' production company.
5 of 8 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Is the only film in the franchise to not star Keegan-Michael Key, who'd replace CeeLo Green as the voice of Murray following Green's arrest after the release of the first film.
3 of 4 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Jon Lovitz' 4th Theatrically released Animated film. His previous 3 had been The Brave Little Toaster (1987), An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991), and Cats & Dogs (2001).
3 of 4 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Drac's robes are similar to Demongo's, a villain in Genndy Tartakovsky's Samurai Jack (2001).
4 of 6 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Kevin James' 2nd Animated Film, after Barnyard (2006).
4 of 6 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Grossing $169,700,110 Worldwide, this is Sony Animation's highest grossing film, and one of the studio's 6 films to gross over $100000000 worldwide. The other 5 being Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) ($148,313,048), The Smurfs (2011) ($142,614,158), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009) ($124,870,275), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013) ($119,793,567), and Angry Birds (2016) ($107,509,366).
4 of 6 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
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
7 of 14 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The only film in the Franchise to not release the same year as a Jurassic World film. Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) released the same year as Jurassic World (2015), and Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) released the same year as Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018).
3 of 5 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Cameo 

Jackie Sandler, Sadie Sandler: Dracula's wife and the infant version of Mavis are voiced by Adam Sandler's wife and daughter.

Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The photo of Dracula and his wife holding Baby Mavis is in Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) next to Mavis' bed when she is pregnant, but the image is flipped.
6 of 8 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
'Molly Shannon' and Steve Buscemi previously starred together in Igor (2008), four years prior.
2 of 10 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

See also

Goofs | Crazy Credits | Quotes | Alternate Versions | Connections | Soundtracks

Contribute to This Page