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Hotel Transylvania

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Overview

Samurai Jack's Genndy Tartakovsky directed this animated tale concerning a hotel where monsters such as Dracula voice of Adam Sandler, the Invisible Man David Spade, Frankenstein Kevin James, and his bride Fran Drescher, along with a host of others, head to relax from a world full of humans. When a young man Andy Samberg stumbles onto the resort and falls for Drac's teenage daughter Mavis Selena Gomez, comedy high jinks ensue. Cee Lo Green, Steve Buscemi, and Molly Shannon also ...
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Overview

Samurai Jack's Genndy Tartakovsky directed this animated tale concerning a hotel where monsters such as Dracula voice of Adam Sandler, the Invisible Man David Spade, Frankenstein Kevin James, and his bride Fran Drescher, along with a host of others, head to relax from a world full of humans. When a young man Andy Samberg stumbles onto the resort and falls for Drac's teenage daughter Mavis Selena Gomez, comedy high jinks ensue. Cee Lo Green, Steve Buscemi, and Molly Shannon also lend their voices.
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  • Making the Hotel Fun
    Making the Hotel Fun  

Special Features

Goodnight Mr. Foot Mini Movie Directed And Animated By Genndy Tartakovsky; "Problem (Monster Remix)" By Becky G Featuring WILL.I.AM - Music Video And Behind The Scenes; Deleted Scenes; Filmmakers' Commentary; DVD-ROM Link To Fun Games!
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Buchanan
Emmy Award-winning animator and Samurai Jack creator Genndy Tartakovsky makes his feature directorial debut with Hotel Transylvania, an endearing tale about an overprotective Dracula intent on sheltering his beloved daughter from the vicious humans who killed her mother. The result is a film that will tickle parents with a soft spot for creature features while it puts a good-humored spin on familiar monster lore. Brimming with a sense of dynamic visual energy courtesy of Tartakovsky, and bursting with ghoulish gags thanks to screenwriters Robert Smigel and Peter Baynham, it falls back on current trends a bit too much to be called a true original, but succeeds at showing impressionable young viewers a playful side of the silver screen's most memorable monsters. His beloved wife killed by monster-hating humans, a grieving Dracula voice of Adam Sandler vows to protect his daughter Mavis Selena Gomez by building a massive hotel where no human will ever set foot. As a result, the Hotel Transylvania becomes the most popular vacation destination for monsters of all shapes and sizes. Everyone from Frankenstein Kevin James to Wayne the Wolfman Steve Buscemi to Griffin the Invisible Man David Spade all have a warm bed waiting for them at the hotel, but this year, the appearance of a wide-eyed backpacker named Jonathan Andy Samberg threatens to turn Mavis' 118th birthday bash into a total disaster. Incensed as Dracula is at the prospect of a human stumbling into his monster safe haven, he attempts to pass off Jonathan as a party planner and distant relative of Frankenstein's, but finds his plan falling apart when Mavis develops a crush on the mortal newcomer while dreaming of life outside of the sprawling castle she's never left. Infused with a kinetic sense of energy thanks to the talented Tartakovsky, Hotel Transylvania is a visual treat for eyes both young and old. With whimsical character designs and carefully detailed sets, Tartakovsky and company make the most of the animated format as the camera frenetically whips and cranes around the castle, and the creatures casually execute moves that would be particularly difficult in a live-action film. Although the scatological humor of the early scenes may leave some parents fearing that co-writers Smigel and Baynham have set their sights squarely at the lowest common denominator, the nuances gradually begin to show when Jonathan recounts his journey in a clear reference to the plot of Bram Stoker's Dracula. And once the festivities get underway, the writers fire off a barrage of classic monster jokes as Jonathan scrambles to maintain his creepy alter ego, and control freak Dracula loosens up while learning that being a good parent means knowing when to let go. Admittedly, the concept of monsters as the good guys and humans as the villains is nothing new in the realm of movies, but Tartakovsky keeps things moving along at a satisfying pace as the stellar voice cast have a field day with their iconic characters. And though James and Buscemi get the majority of the best lines as, respectively, Frankenstein and Wayne, honorable mention goes to Fran Drescher for her portrayal of Frank's bride Eunice as a stereotypical Jersey Shore housewife; Chris Parnell as the Fly; and Jon Lovitz as Quasimodo, the house cook who longs to whip up some Jonathan stew. And though even the most patient of parents will groan like the undead when Dracula starts singing with a vocoder during the obligatory dance number at the end, the little ones aren't likely to be nearly as cynical, making this one mad monster party that's well-worth attending.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/29/2013
  • UPC: 043396413733
  • Original Release: 2012
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: English, Français, Français
  • Time: 1:31:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 2,534

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Adam Sandler Voice Only
Kevin James Voice Only, Voice Only
Andy Samberg Voice Only
Selena Gomez Voice Only
Fran Drescher Voice Only
Steve Buscemi Voice Only
Molly Shannon Voice Only
David Spade Voice Only
Ceelo Greene Voice Only
David Koechner Voice Only
Jon Lovitz Voice Only
Brian George Voice Only
Luenell Voice Only
Jim Wise Voice Only, Voice Only
Brian Stack Voice Only
Chris Parnell Voice Only
Jackie Sandler Voice Only
Sadie Sandler Voice Only, Voice Only
Robert Smigel Voice Only, Voice Only
Rob Riggle Voice Only
Paul Brittain Voice Only, Voice Only
Jonny Solomon Voice Only, Voice Only
Craig Kellman Voice Only, Voice Only
Brian McCann Voice Only, Voice Only
James Williams Voice Only
Technical Credits
Genndy Tartakovsky Director
Catherine Apple Editor
Peter Baynham Screenwriter
Lydia Bottegoni Co-producer
Allen Covert Executive Producer
Todd Durham Original Story
Dan Hageman Original Story
Kevin Hageman Original Story
Mary Hidalgo Casting
Sony Pictures Imageworks Animator
Liza Richardson Musical Direction/Supervision
Ron Lukas Art Director
Mark Mothersbaugh Score Composer
Michelle Murdocca Producer
John Pospisil Sound/Sound Designer
Don Rhymer Screenwriter
Adam Sandler Executive Producer
Robert Smigel Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Noelle Triaureau Art Director
Marcelo Vignali Production Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Hotel Transylvania
1. Chapter 1 [4:49]
2. Chapter 2 [5:33]
3. Chapter 3 [3:55]
4. Chapter 4 [5:05]
5. Chapter 5 [5:45]
6. Chapter 6 [4:37]
7. Chapter 7 [6:01]
8. Chapter 8 [5:20]
9. Chapter 9 [5:17]
10. Chapter 10 [7:20]
11. Chapter 11 [3:54]
12. Chapter 12 [6:30]
13. Chapter 13 [:49]
14. Chapter 14 [3:43]
15. Chapter 15 [6:31]
16. Chapter 16 [3:29]
17. Chapter 17 [12:39]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Hotel Transylvania
   Play Movie
   Languages
      Audio
         English
         English Audio Descriptive Service
         French
         Spanish
      Subtitles
         English Subtitles: On
         English SDH Subtitles: On
         English Commentary Subtitles: On
         French Subtitles: On
         Spanish Subtitles: On
         Spanish Commentary Subtitles: On
         Subtitles: Off
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Commentary With Director Genndy Tartakovsky, Producer Michelle Murdocca, And Visual Effects Supervisor Daniel Kramer
         Commentary: On
         Commentary: Off
      Goodnight Mr. Foot
      Deleted Scenes
         Play All
         Prologue
         Shadows
         Caught In The Act
      "Problem (Monster Remix)" Music Video By Becky G Featuring WILL.I.AM
      Behind The Scenes Of "Problem (Monster Remix)"
      Check Out More Hotel Transylvania Fun Online!
   Previews
      The Smurfs 2
      Arthur Christmas
      The Pirates! Band Of Misfits
      Adventures In Zambezia
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted October 21, 2013

    The only reason I didn't give this movie 5 stars was because the

    The only reason I didn't give this movie 5 stars was because there is a long segment that is too violent with zombies being set on fire. It just wasn't for children, but the rest of the movie was great!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2013

    Really great movie! 

    Really great movie! 

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  • Posted February 25, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Review title: Are You Really 118? Mavis has reached another birt

    Review title: Are You Really 118? Mavis has reached another birthday and would like to explore the world outside of the "castle." Step inside the "castle" and see what happens on Mavis' birthday celebration weekend. The laughs begin when Drac tries to entertain Mavis and the guests for the "BIG" birthday bash. This DVD is great for a family (children over age eight) movie night. Even though the storyline is not original the "spin" put on this storyline is entertaining and fun. The soundtrack is to "die" for, a really great musical backdrop; gets you in the mood to "jump up" and dance. :) :)

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    Posted March 12, 2013

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