Hotel Transylvania (franchise)

Hotel Transylvania
Hotel Transylvania logo.svg
Created by Sony Pictures Animation
Films and television
Short film(s)
Television series
Video game(s)

The Hotel Transylvania franchise consists of two theatrical films produced by Sony Pictures Animation and distributed by Columbia Pictures, and several video games. A third theatrical film and a television series are in development.


Feature filmsEdit

Hotel Transylvania (2012)Edit

Main article: Hotel Transylvania

Hotel Transylvania was released on September 28, 2012, and is about Count Dracula (played by Adam Sandler) and his daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez) at the hotel. They meet a human named Johnny (Andy Samberg), who Mavis instantly loves and eventually dates, despite Dracula's attempts to keep Johnny away from his daughter.

Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)Edit

Main article: Hotel Transylvania 2

Hotel Transylvania 2 was released on September 25, 2015, and is about Mavis and Johnny, who have a half-human/half-vampire son named Dennis. Mavis thinks Hotel Transylvania isn't the right place to raise Dennis and wants to raise him in Transylvania. When Dracula is disappointed that Dennis does not have any vampire abilities, he helps his friends make his grandson a monster.

Hotel Transylvania 3 (2018)Edit

Main article: Hotel Transylvania 3

In November 2015, Sony Pictures Animation announced that Hotel Transylvania 3 will be released on September 21, 2018.[1] Despite previously leaving the series to develop other projects, Genndy Tartakovsky will return as director for this installment.[2][3] The third film will be about Dracula unwittingly falling for Ericka, a descendant of monster hunter Van Helsing, while on a cruise ship with his family.[4]

Television seriesEdit

A television series based on the film is scheduled to begin in 2017.[5] Developed and produced by Nelvana Limited, in partnership with Sony Pictures Animation, the series will focus on the teenage years of Mavis and her friends at the Hotel Transylvania.[5] Sony Pictures Television will handle distribution in the United States, while Nelvana will distribute the series outside the United States.[5] It will air on Disney Channel worldwide.[6]

Short filmsEdit

Goodnight Mr. FootEdit

Goodnight Mr. Foot is a traditionally animated short film based on Hotel Transylvania, featuring Bigfoot from the film. Premiering in time for Halloween, on October 26, 2012, the short was shown exclusively in Regal Entertainment Group Cinemas, before the theatrical shows of Hotel Transylvania. As Sony Pictures Animation's first traditionally animated film, it was written and directed by Genndy Tartakovsky himself, who also animated the short with the help of Rough Draft Studios. Animated in the style of Bob Clampett, Tex Avery and Chuck Jones,[7] Tartakovsky created the short in four weeks during the final production stages of the main film.[8] Bigfoot (who has a non-speaking role in Hotel Transylvania) was voiced by Corey Burton while the Witch Maid was voiced by Rose Abdoo. Both voice actors provided additional voices in Hotel Transylvania.[9]

Taking place before the events of Hotel Transylvania, the short stars Bigfoot, whose rest in Hotel Transylvania is being constantly disturbed by an overly enthusiastic witch maid.[7]


Puppy is an upcoming animated short film based on Hotel Transylvania, featuring Dennis from Hotel Transylvania 2. The film is directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, and will be shown in theaters alongside The Emoji Movie.[10] The film will be set in the hotel, as Dennis gets a pet, and the hotel learns to cope with it.[11]


Box office performanceEdit

Film Release date Box office gross Box office ranking Budget Reference
North America Other territories Worldwide All time North America All time worldwide
Hotel Transylvania September 28, 2012 $148,313,048 $210,062,555 $358,375,603 #301 #270 $85 million [12]
Hotel Transylvania 2 September 25, 2015 $168,774,344 $294,000,000 $462,774,344 #237 #173 $80 million [13]
Total $317,087,392 $504,062,555 $821,149,947 $165 million [14]

Critical responseEdit

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic
Hotel Transylvania 45% (141 reviews)[15] 47% (32 reviews)[16]
Hotel Transylvania 2 55% (97 reviews)[17] 44% (24 reviews)[18]

Cast and crewEdit

Voice CastEdit

Characters Films Short films
Hotel Transylvania
Hotel Transylvania 2
Hotel Transylvania 3
Goodnight Mr. Foot
Count Dracula Adam Sandler Silent Cameo
Jonathan Loughran Andy Samberg
Mavis Dracula Selena Gomez
Sadie Sandler (young)
Selena Gomez
Frankenstein Kevin James
Eunice Fran Drescher
Wayne Steve Buscemi
Wanda Molly Shannon
Winnie Sadie Sandler
Griffin the Invisible Man David Spade
Murray CeeLo Green Keegan-Michael Key
Blobby Silent Cameo Jonny Solomon
The Fly Chris Parnell
Bigfoot Silent Cameo Corey Burton
Martha Jackie Sandler Painting
Quasimodo Jon Lovitz
Marty Robert Smigel
Dennis Asher Blinkoff
Sunny Sandler (young)
Vlad Dracula Mel Brooks
Mike Loughran Nick Offerman
Linda Loughran Megan Mullally
Dana Dana Carvey
Bela Rob Riggle
The Phantom of the Opera Jon Lovitz
Kakie Chris Kattan
Note: A gray cell indicates character did not appear in that medium.


Film Director Producer Executive producer(s) Writer(s) Composer(s) Editor(s)
Hotel Transylvania Genndy Tartakovsky Michelle Murdocca Adam Sandler, Robert Smigel and Allen Covert Screenplay by: Peter Baynham and Robert Smigel
Story by: Todd Durham, Daniel Hageman and Kevin Hageman
Mark Mothersbaugh Catherine Apple
Hotel Transylvania 2 Adam Sandler, Allen Covert, Robert Smigel and Ben Waisbren Robert Smigel and Adam Sandler
Hotel Transylvania 3 Adam Sandler Genndy Tartakovsky[19] and Michael McCullers TBA TBA


Video gamesEdit

A social game based on the film, titled Hotel Transylvania Social Game and made by Sony Pictures Interactive, was released on August 15, 2012. The game allows players to create their own Hotel Transylvania, where they must take care of the hotel's guests.[20]

Another video game, titled Hotel Transylvania, developed by WayForward and published by GameMill Entertainment, was released on September 18, 2012, for Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS at retail.[21][22] The game was also released in the Nintendo eShop in North America on November 15, 2012.[23]

A mobile game, titled Hotel Transylvania Dash, developed by Sony Pictures Consumer Products Inc. and PlayFirst, was released to iTunes App Store on September 20, 2012. The game is a variation of Hotel Dash mobile game and features the film's art and characters.[24]

A mobile digital storybook app, titled Hotel Transylvania BooClips Deluxe App, developed by Castle Builders and Sony Pictures Animation, was released to iTunes App Store, Nook Store, Google Play for the Android, iBookstore, Microsoft's Metro, and for the PC and Mac via, both in English and in Spanish, on September 20, 2012.[25]

Theme park attractionsEdit

Hotel Transylvania is a dark ride that has been featured at the Columbia Pictures zone at Motiongate Dubai since late 2016.[26]


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  20. ^ Sony Pictures Interactive (August 15, 2012). "Sony Pictures Interactive Opens a Hotel Game on Facebook". PR Newswire. Retrieved November 3, 2015. 
  22. ^ "Hotel Transylvania NDS". Amazon. Retrieved November 3, 2015. 
  23. ^ "Nintendo News: Nintendo Download Highlights New Digital Content for Nintendo Systems". Business Wire. Retrieved November 3, 2015. 
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  25. ^ Castle Builders (September 14, 2011). "Castle Builders (IL) Launches Hotel Transylvania BooClips Deluxe App With Interactive Storybook and Cookbook Based on Sony Pictures Animation's Family Comedy" (PDF) (Press release). Retrieved November 3, 2015. 
  26. ^ MacDonald, Brady (October 23, 2015). "What to expect at Dubai's 'Hollywood in the desert' theme park". Los Angeels Times. Retrieved November 1, 2016. 

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