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Hotel Transylvania (2012)

PG  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Family  |  28 September 2012 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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)
Brian Stack ...
Pilot (voice)
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Fly (voice)
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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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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  »

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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(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. See more »

Goofs

(at around 45 mins) When Mavis and Jonathan are on the roof, watching the sun rise, the lower portion of the roof becomes lit by the sun first, leaving the upper portion in shadow. A real sunrise would light the roof from the top down. See more »

Quotes

Jonathan: Look at me, I'm a Frankenhomie!
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The primary closing credits are presented by cartoon versions of the movie's characters. See more »

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References Gremlins (1984) See more »

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Hush Little Baby
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Arranged by Robert Smigel and Genndy Tartakovsky
Performed by Adam Sandler
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Fun for everyone
4 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Can you say thoroughly entertaining? I went by myself because the little people in my world were unavailable, and the big people are too cool for animation. I sat there cracking up with the kids behind me.

Let's face it; Adam sander has had a few bombs lately. He redeemed himself quite nicely with this one. I generally dislike movies with a hit you over the head message of peace, love, and brotherhood, but this I liked. Hotel reminds us not to judge before getting to know someone. It also showcases a single dad nicely.

I liked that the father had his flaws and was unashamedly protective of his kid...even going so far as being underhanded to keep her safe. It gives a balanced view of parents who sometimes try so hard and still manage to muddle up their lives and that of their kids'.

There is nothing terribly scary for even young viewers.


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