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Hotel Transylvania [2012] (3 discs)

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Director:Genndy Tartakovsky
Writer:Peter Baynham
Robert Smigel
Composer:Mark Mothersbaugh
Length:91 minutes
(1 hour 31 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Kids
IMDB Rating:7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:44%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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  • Fantasy
  • Kids
  • CG
  • Comedy
  • Family
  • Romance
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Synopsis: 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.


Reaction: At times it feels like it's supposed to be funnier than it is, but it's still quite enjoyable.


Personal Rating: 7/10

Select Cast and Crew
Genndy Tartakovsky => Director
Peter Baynham => Writer
Robert Smigel => Writer / Marty (voice) / Fake Dracula
Mark Mothersbaugh => Composer
Adam Sandler => Dracula (voice)
Andy Samberg => Jonathan (voice)
Brian George => Suit of Armor (voice)
Brian Stack => Pilot (voice)
CeeLo Green => Murray (voice)
Chris Parnell => Fly (voice)
Corey Burton => Additional Voices (voice)
Craig Kellman => Hydra (voice) / Guy in Crowd
David Spade => Griffin (voice)
Fran Drescher => Eunice (voice)
Jackie Sandler => Martha (voice)
James C.J. Williams => Foreman (voice)
Jon Lovitz => Quasimodo (voice)
Jonny Solomon => Gremlin Man / Hydra (voice)
Kevin James => Frankenstein (voice)
Luenell => Shrunken Heads (voice)
Molly Shannon => Wanda (voice)
Rif Hutton => Additional Voices (voice)
Rob Riggle => Skeleton Husband (voice)
Sadie Sandler => Young Mavis (voice) / Winnie
Selena Gomez => Mavis (voice)
Steve Buscemi => Wayne (voice)
Tom Kenny => Additional Voices (voice)

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  • Hotel Transylvania had been in development since 2006, when Anthony Stacchi and David Feiss were set to direct the film. In 2008, Jill Culton took over the directing position, and around 2010, [?] Christopher Jenkins, with Todd Wilderman. In February 2011, Genndy Tartakovsky took over as the sixth director to direct his feature film debut.
  • The second animated feature film for Adam Sandler (the first being Eight Crazy Nights).
  • The 19th biggest grossing film of 2012.
  • [?] Miley Cyrus was cast as Mavis, but she withdrew to focus on other projects, so she was replaced by Selena Gomez.
  • The film was released on September 28th, which is World Rabies Day.
  • Dracula's wife and the infant version of Mavis are voiced by Adam Sandler's wife and daughter.
  • Feature film directing debut of Genndy Tartakovsky.
  • First animated feature for Robert Smigel. Although he did do some voice work in several TV shows and TV movies.
  • In the movie commentary, it is mentioned the town at the end with the fair is loosely based on a real town known as Sighisoara, Romania. Sighisoara is also known as the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, the real Count Dracula and is the only inhabited citadel in Europe, other than in Corsica, where all are.
  • (at around 10 mins) Among the decorations on the wall of Mavis' room is a poster that very clearly resembles her real life voice, Selena Gomez.