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CeeLo Green did not reprise his role as the voice of Murray the Mummy due to being arrested. Keegan-Michael Key replaced him in this film, same said for Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018).
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The parents of Jonathan (Andy Samberg) are voiced by real-life husband and wife, Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally.
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This is the tenth feature film or television series that Adam Sandler and Kevin James have appeared together in and the second time in 2015.
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This film takes place seven years after the first Hotel Transylvania (2012), and Dracula is five hundred thirty-nine-years-old, Mavis is one hundred twenty-five and Jonathan is twenty-eight-years-old.
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In many ancient cultures, notably Greek, people with red hair were believed to become vampires upon death. It is quite fitting therefore, that Johnny and Dennis have red hair. It is unknown, however, if this is an intentional reference.
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Bigfoot plays soccer in a German team. A close-up on the other team's shirts reveals it is an Argentinian team. Germany and Argentina have been usual rivals in almost every World Cup.
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Mel Brooks voiced "Vlad", a.k.a. "Dracula". Brooks directed Young Frankenstein (1974) and Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995).
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Jonathan's vampire disguise outfit is modelled after Gary Oldman's elderly version of Dracula in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992).
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Vlad's address is 666 Gory Cliff Lane.
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Dracula is shown drinking a substitute blood after stating he did so in Hotel Transylvania (2012).
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Mavis, at one point, calls Johnny "Johnnystein" after his previous identity in Hotel Transylvania (2012).
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Bela (Rob Riggle) is in reference to actor Bela Lugosi, who played Dracula, Ygor, and Frankenstein's Monster in Universal Pictures horror films.
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Mavis and Johnny's son, Dennis, was born on Friday the 13th.
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When Mavis shows Drac the "Dracula Remix" by Vamp Kid666 video montage, it features pictures of Gene Wilder (as Dr. Frankenstein from Young Frankenstein (1974)) and Cesar Romero (as The Joker from Batman (1966)).
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As of now, this is the most successful movie of Adam Sandler's career, taking in over one hundred sixty-nine million dollars domestically. Previously, his biggest hit was Big Daddy (1999), making one hundred sixty-three million dollars. That film, however, is still his biggest live-action movie.
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Fifth Harmony recorded the lead single on the soundtrack called "I'm In Love With a Monster".
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Jonathan and Mavis go to Santa Cruz, California to live with humans, the real-life location that The Lost Boys (1987) (a vampire movie) was filmed.
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The video release removed Kakie's diabetes joke at 18:34 that was in the theatrical release due to pressure from parents groups.
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Although the Villainous Chef of the Hotel Quasimodo and his Rat Esmeralda do not return in this movie, they do appear in the film's video game adaption, where they've been shown to have reformed since the events of the first film.
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Jon Lovitz, voiced Quasimodo in the first movie, and the Phantom of the Opera in this movie.
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At the beginning of the movie, during the Columbia Pictures logo, the Torch Lady turns into Mavis as a bat, who then turns the page to the first scene. You can tell it is Mavis and not Dracula because Mavis has blue eyes as a bat while Dracula has red eyes. This sequence also happens at the beginning of Hotel Transylvania (2012).
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This marks the fourth collaboration between Adam Sandler and Dana Carvey, after Little Nicky (2000), The Master of Disguise (2002), and Jack and Jill (2011).
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Mel Brooks based his voice of Vlad on his grandfather's voice.
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Second time the phrase "don't give me the pouty bat face." In this movie, Mavis says it to Dracula, in Hotel Transylvania (2012), Dracula says it to her.
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Adam Sandler's first animated sequel.
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Jonathan and his family's last name Loughran is a reference to actor Jonathan Loughran, who frequently appears in most of Adam Sandler's films as the frequently seen blonde headed guy who is cross-eyed, most notably in Grown Ups (2010).
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Special screenings aired in theaters in Jacksonville, Florida under the working title "Perfect".
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The voice on the GPS is based on classic horror star Peter Lorre.
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Ever since the release of this film, Keegan-Michael Key has gotten to be in an animated film by Sony Animation film every year since, such as with The Angry Birds Movie (2016), The Star (2017), Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018), The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019), The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2020), Hotel Transylvania 4 (2021), and later on.
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This is the fourth animated movie Kevin James worked on after Monster House (2006), Barnyard (2006), and Hotel Transylvania (2012).
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The logo on the moving boxes is for Minotaur Movers. The Minotaur was a monster from Greek mythology.
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Not distributed by Sandler's Happy Madison production company even though he starred, co-Executive Produced, and co-wrote the movie.
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This marks Genndy Tartakovsky's first animated sequel.
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The city where we see Jonathan's family is known as Santa Cruz, California.
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This is the third film in which Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg appeared, after That's My Boy (2012) and Hotel Transylvania (2012). Samberg also had a cameo in Grown Ups 2 (2013).
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Andy Samberg's fourth Sony Animation movie after Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009), Hotel Transylvania (2012), and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013).
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The Phantom of the Opera is played by Jon Lovitz, who previously played Quasimodo in Hotel Transylvania (2012).
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This is also the third time Rob Riggle had been in a sequel, but his first animated sequel. He was in Dumb and Dumber To (2014) and returned with his role as Mr. Walters in 22 Jump Street (2014). He was also the skeleton husband in Hotel Transylvania (2012). Coincidentally, he played a villain in all three of these films.
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Recurring Theme: Birthday parties as the ending with a signature song.
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This marks the first collaboration with Adam Sandler and Keegan-Michael Key since the movie Just Go with It (2011).
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The wooden mask seen on the wall of the castle on several scenes could be a reference to a similar mask given to Nick Offerman's Ron Swanson in Parks and Recreation (2009). Leslie Knope and Ben Wyatt gifted the mask to Swanson when they returned from their Hawaiian honeymoon.
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As Dracula (Adam Sandler) was talking to Dennis (Asher Blinkoff) in the car before Frankenstein (Kevin James) turns up the volume on the radio, you can faintly hear the song "Worth It" playing in the background.
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Keegan-Michael Key's second animated film, the first being The Lego Movie (2014).
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The airport, out of which Mavis tries to fly, to go back to Transylvania, closely resembles Terminal B of Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport in San Jose, California.
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A character tells Dracula (Adam Sandler), "Love your chocolate cereal!" This is in reference to Count Chocula cereal.
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This is the first Sony Pictures Animation film to feature Columbia Pictures logo with "A Sony Company".
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This is the first Sony Pictures Animation film to feature Sony logo.
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Mel Brooks's third animated film, after Robots (2005) and Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014). Interestingly, the former film also had a character shouting, "I'm gonna be a dad!!!!"
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This is also the third time Rob Riggle had been in a movie with Dracula as character. He was also in Hotel Transylvania (2012) and Dragula (2014).
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This marks Nick Swardson's second animated film after Bolt (2008).
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This is the first animated Adam Sandler movie to reference diabetes since Eight Crazy Nights (2002), but the reference was removed in the home video edition.
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The only Hotel Transylvania film to not release the same year as a CGI Dr. Seuss film from Illumination. Hotel Transylvania (2012) released the same year as The Lorax (2012), and Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) released the same year as The Grinch (2018).
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Only film in the Hotel Transylvania franchise to not release the same year as a film in Disney's Wreck-it Ralph franchise. Hotel Transylvania (2012) released the same year as Wreck-It Ralph (2012), while Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) released the same year as its sequel Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018). Though this movie did release the same year as another video game themed movie, Pixels (2015), which was also distributed by Columbia (the distributors of films by Sony Animation).
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Megan Mullally, who voiced Grandma Linda, voiced a character who has a sister named Linda on the show Bob's Burgers (2011).
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Keegan-Michael Key getting to voice a character in a consecutive year for an animated film from Sony Animation similar to John Ratzenberger getting to voice a character in a consecutive Pixar film.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

If you look closely enough when they are at the camp, you can see tiny fangs poking in Dennis' mouth where he lost his tooth. This leads to the ending with his fangs.
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Adam Sandler's daughter, Sadie, voiced Winnie, Wayne's only female wolf pup and Dennis' "zing".
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Recurring theme: "Zing". "Zing" is the term used in both films to describe true love between two people.
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Recurring Theme: Disguising humans/judgment of humans. In the first movie, Johnny is disguised from the rest of the hotel and Mavis. In this movie, Johnny is disguised again, as well as his side of the family, when Vlad comes to the birthday party.
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Recurring Theme: Acceptance of humans. In Hotel Transylvania (2012), Dracula finally accepts Johnny and his kind. In this movie, Vlad, Dracula's father must do the same with Dennis and his human background.
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