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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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Genndy Tartakovsky

Writers:

Peter Baynham (screenplay by), Robert Smigel (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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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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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 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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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Steve Buscemi has appeared with Adam Sandler in numerous films. See more »

Goofs

Dracula, Frankenstein's monster, The Mummy(?) and The Invisible Man are in the car in the village of Transylvania. However, when Dracula speaks to a human dressed as Dracula the glasses of the Invisible Man are not seen. 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

At the opening, the Columbia Pictures "Torch Lady" turns into a bat. Other than the studio titles at the start and the movie's title after five minutes, there are no opening credits. See more »

Connections

References Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School (1988) See more »

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Helpless
Written and Performed by Peter Tvrznik
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Some jokes are forced, but an overall enjoyable film!
3 November 2012 | by joe-is-sexySee all my reviews

Hotel Transylvania stars: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James and David Spade. It goes for approximately 90 minutes. It fails to deliver GREAT 3D moments although some could be classified as 'GOOD'.

The first half of the movie is what is called 'Jokes Are Failing' Syndrome. Although they do crack in a couple of good laughs in the first half, majority don't live up to expectations that animations nowadays do. Too many slapstick moments and unnecessary forced jokes... NOTE TO FILM-MAKERS: If jokes are forced... Don't even bother with the joke!

The movie has heart though, which kind of makes for it's first half. The second half however is fun, cool, funny and surprisingly a bit thrilling! It does have it's fun moments... I will admit. Although some of the 3D doesn't work I still found it to be a good animation... Is it the best animation of the year? NO WAY! But is it great as an animation? No, not really it is what I call 'A good animation if you just let your mind do nothing!' A B from me.


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