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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 teen-aged daughter.

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Dracula (voice)
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Jonathan (voice)
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Mavis (voice)
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Frankenstein (voice)
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Eunice (voice)
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Wayne (voice)
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Wanda (voice)
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Griffin (voice)
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Murray (voice)
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Quasimodo (voice)
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Suit of Armor (voice)
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Shrunken Heads (voice)
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Pilot (voice)
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Fly (voice)
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Martha (voice)
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Hotel Transilvania  »

Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$42,522,194 (USA) (28 September 2012)

Gross:

$148,313,048 (USA) (15 February 2013)
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Trivia

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 See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 19 mins) After Dracula chases the plane with Johnny on it, he crashes into Mavis' room and returns to his human form. When he appears through the smoke, his face is sunburned and there are holes burnt in his cape. In the very next shot, his skin is its usual pale white color and his cape is intact. What actually happens is that his cape, clothes and skin can be seen repairing themselves. See more »

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Dracula: [Runs after Quasimodo to rescue Jonathan, but is stopped by Mavis] Mavis? Why are you still up? The sun is out. It could kill you, my honey-gut.
Mavis: I couldn't sleep. You know where Jonny went?
Dracula: I don't know. He -
[Turns around & eyes her down angrily]
Dracula: Why do you want know?
Mavis: Oh! Uh,
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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 Singin' in the Rain (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

The Zing
Written by Adam Sandler, Robert Smigel and Dennis White
Produced by Static Revenger
Performed by Andy Samberg, CeeLo Green, Selena Gomez, Adam Sandler and Kevin James
CeeLo Green appears courtesy of Eight Entertainment/Elektra Entertainment Group, Inc.
Selena Gomez appears courtesy of Hollywood Records
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Adorable Family Film
8 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The, I think, is a movie that is fun for the whole family. Youngsters will like the characters, the older children will enjoy the jokes and plot, and the adults will likely enjoy the movie as well, being able to catch on to the more "adult" funny references and a story about a father-daughter relationship that can be appreciated.

The movie is fairly fast paced, but most cartoons are, especially ones that are just 91 minutes long. If you're planning to take your 3 year old to appreciate the plot, connect with the characters, and understand the meaning of family and love... that's not happening... it is a children's movie but it's not Sesame Street.

My husband and I took our 2 1/2 year old because it seemed like a cute movie to watch. It was. Our son sat through the entire movie and danced with the music, etc. We enjoyed it as well.

Was it EXTRAORDINARY? No. Was it a good, fun family film? Yes.

I would recommend it. If you're unsure about paying for a ticket at the theater, you can always wait for the DVD to come out.


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