Hotel Transylvania

Hotel Transylvania

Hotel Transylvania is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, produced by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation, and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing. The film, which was written by Peter Baynham and Robert Smigel from a story by Todd Durham, Daniel Hageman and Kevin Hageman, stars the voices of Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Spade, and CeeLo Green. The film tells a story of Count Dracula, the owner of a hotel called Hotel Transylvania where the world's monsters can take a rest from human civilization. Dracula invites some of the most famous monsters to celebrate the 118th birthday of his daughter Mavis. When the "human-free hotel" is unexpectedly visited by an ordinary 21-year-old traveler named Jonathan, Dracula must protect Mavis from falling in love with him before the hotel's guests learn that there is a human in the castle, which may jeopardize the hotel's future and his career. The film was released on September 28, 2012, and was met with mixed critical reception, while the general public received it favorably. It earned a total of $358 million worldwide against a budget of $85 million at the box office, and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film. It launched a franchise with a sequel titled Hotel Transylvania 2, which takes place seven years after the first film, released in 2015, and a third film titled Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation released in 2018. A television series based on the film premiered on Disney Channel in June 2017, focusing on the teenage years of Mavis and her friends at the Hotel Transylvania.

Production: Sony Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 14 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.1
Metacritic:
47
Rotten Tomatoes:
44%
PG
Year:
2012
91
$148,280,635
Website
8,060 Views

[Dracula is at the door do Mavis' bedroom]

Shrunken head:
Oh, it's you. Glad you could make it.

Count Dracula:
Is she up yet?

Shrunken head:
Oh, she's up. She's ready to go. And by "go", I mean go. As in, go check the world out. What you gonna do? What you gonna say?

Count "Drac" Dracula:
I got it covered. Please, relax. Just do your job. [opens the door] Good morning, Mavey-Wavey! Happy Birthday, my little mouse!

Mavis Dracula:
[deadpan] Thank you, Dad. I know it's my birthday.

Dracula:
I have so much fun planned! Whoo-hoo! But first, we go catch some scorpions together, just the 2 of us, yes, Dead-ums?

Mavis:
Dad, please let me speak. There's something we have to talk about.

Drac(ula):
You want to go out into the world. You can.

Mavis:
Aha! I knew you were gonna say that. But, Dad, you gave me your word, you know that I know that a Dracula's word is sacred. That our trust is the core of our… Wait, what?

Drac:
I said you can go.

Mavis:
You're just playing with me.

Drac:
No, no, no, no. You're old enough to drive a hearse now, you're old enough to make your own choices. You can go.

Mavis:
Holy rabies, holy rabies! [hugs him, then rushes to the closet and packs her suitcase, turns into bat form and starts to fly out the window]

Drac:
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Stop. Wait a second, sweet fangs. Where are you going?

Mavis:
Oh, well, I'm going to paradise, and this is just some stuff that I thought I would need.

Drac:
Paradise?

Mavis:
[turns back into human form] Yeah, you know. It's the place out there where you and Mom met. Auntie Wanda says you 2 were just like, Zing!

Drac:
I don't know from Zing. Where did you find that card?

Mavis:
In one of your drawers. Why won't you ever tell me about how you (and Mom) met?

Drac:
It's actually Hawaii.

Mavis:
[confused] Ha-what-what?

Drac:
(I'll tell you later.) Look, honey. I know your excited, but everyone has gone to great lengths to come see you on your birthday.

Mavis:
I know. They always do. [turns back into a bat] Aren't I getting a little old for those parties? I love them, but I really want to see new things. Maybe meet somebody my age. [begins to pout]

Drac:
Come on. No, no, don't do that. Don't give me the pouty-bat face. Okay, there is a human village just a little ways past the cemetery. You could go there and be back in, like 30 minutes or so. It should be plenty for your first time.

Mavis:
[sighs] Well, it's not Ha-wee-wee, but I guess it's still technically out there. Okay, okay, okay! [flies back in the window and turns back into human form and hugs her dad] Thanks for trusting me.

Drac:
Of course, little one. I gave you my word.

[Drac, in bat form, is carrying Johnny and heads out the window]

Johnny:
If I put my hand in the Invisible Man's mouth, would it disappear?

Mavis:
[suddenly appears] Hi!

Drac:
[surprised] Mavey! Wh-what are you doing, my sweet little blood orange? Our friend was just leaving.

Johnny:
Yeah, he was flying me out the window.

Drac:
[nervously laughs, then takes Johnny back inside] This guy is so funny. [turns into human and moves Johnny away from the window] Oh, look there's something on your face. [to Johnny, in a soft tense tone] Play along if you ever want to see your precious backpack. [Mavis flies in through the window and turns back into her human form]

Johnny:
[amazed] Whoa. So, wait, you didn't have any clothes on when you were a bat or were they bat-sized?

Mavis:
[looking slightly freaked out] Who exactly is that?

Drac:
[whimpers while thinking of a lie, then...] Honey bat, you see... it's your birthday, and you know, I want you to have the bestest, specialest party of your life, so… well… I... needed some help.

Mavis:
You needed help?

Drac:
Well, look, I am pretty good, but I thought that it would be even more bestest, specialest if someone closer to your age helped plan the party.

Mavis:
[excited, to Johnny] You're my age?

Johnny:
Sure! Uh, well, how old are you?

Mavis:
118.

Johnny:
[hysterical] 100 and–!? [Drac elbows him] Ugh! [strained] Yeah, uh… I'm 121.

Mavis:
[excited] Really?

Johnny:
[nods] Mmm-hmmm.

Drac:
[to Mavis] You see? Everything is very, very normal. I'm throwing a party and he is helping.

[Frank spots Johnny and threateningly advances toward him, and Drac gets in his way]

Frankie:
[points at Johnny] Who is that?

Johnny:
[whispering to Drac] Are these monsters gonna kill me?

Drac:
[whispering to Johnny] Not as long as they think you're a monster.

Johnny:
Huh? That's kinda racist.

Drac:
We'll talk later.

[Johnny is imitating Frank]

Frank:
[to Drac about Johnny] Is… is he making fun of me?

Drac:
No, no! Of course not, because he's... [stops Johnny from imitating]

Mavis:
He's your cousin, Johnny-stein.

Drac:
[playing along] Yes, yes, yes!

Frank:
I don't have no cousin.

Drac:
No, no, you do. He's your 6th cousin, 3 times removed.

Johnny-stein:
[holds up his right arm] On your right arm's side.

Frank:
[to his right arm] You have a cousin?

Drac:
Frank, if your arm can talk, it would tell you that the original owner of your arm had a brother...

Johnny-stein:
...Who married a woman...

Drac:
...Who was... [makes killing gesture]

Johnny-stein:
...For strangling a pig.

Frank:
I have pig strangling blood in my arm!? That's kinda cool. [to Johnny] Well, Cuz, great to meetcha. [shakes Johnny's hand, but his whole body's shaken multiple times hitting the floor]

[Mavis giggles]

Griffin:
[approaches] So, what brings you here, Johnny?

Johnny:
[frightened] Ahh! What was that?! (Oh, you're the Invisible Man, right?)

Griffin:
Oh, sorry. I should really clear my throat before I speak. (And yes, I am, but... call me "Griffin".) Anyway, what brings you here?

Johnny:
[nervous] Oh, uh... Party Planner?

Drac:
[playing along] Yes! I've recruited Mister, uh... Stein here to help me with Mavis' birthday party.

Murray:
Wait a minute. You asked someone to help you?

Wayne:
Captain Control Freak?

Drac:
It's "Count"… and yes, I thought having a Mavis contemporary would be useful.

Johnny:
Yeah, he totally needed a fresher perspective. [Dracula glares at him]

Wayne:
Okay, Johnny. Mr. Tight Coffin over here was planning to have these powdered lame-o's play at the party.

[Zombies sigh]

Frank:
So, anyways, we thought we could liven things up a bit.

Johnny:
Whoa! You all play? Let's check you guys out!

[Murray and Frank are singing]

Frank:
[singing] Girl, I can't believe it's your big night

[Griffin is playing the drums]

Murray:
[singing] Seems like only yesterday, you were eating mosquitos

All:
[singing] But now your eating frogs and mice

Frank:
[singing] Scarfing them down like Doritos

All:
[singing] Tell me, where did the time go, girl?

Johnny:
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Hold on, guys. Stop. That's cute, but kinda old school.

Drac:
Yes, thank you, Johnny.

Johnny: You got to totally tempo things up. Here let me show you. Werewolf man, give me a jam! [Wayne gives him a "jam".] 2, 3, 4! [singing] Vampire girl with the fangy fangs Hair real cute with the bangy bangs Little princess gonna be a queen Legal bat lady turning 118, say 118!

Audience:
118!

Johnny:
Yeah! Stage dive! [stage dives to the floor] Awesome!

Mavis:
I'm so blown away right now!

Frank:
I think my cuz is gonna make this the best party ever!

Murray:
Yeah! Maybe he can find a way to get me some chicks.

Audience:
We should do a dance contest.

Drac:
We're not doing any of that! We've got to stay on schedule, alright?

Mavis:
[to her dad] Alright, Dad! Alright. Johnny, you're coming, too?

Johnny:
I don't know. Is it cool with Dracula?

All:
Johnny, come with us.

Johnny:
[to Mavis, who's approaching him closely so she could kiss him] Um, Mavis, I'm crazily scared right now.

Mavis:
[lovingly] Maybe that's a good thing. [kisses him]

[A suit of armor alerts Drac to Mavis kissing Johnny, and he is enraged; then quickly separates them]

Drac:
[whispering to Johnny] How could you, after I shared my pain with you!?

Johnny:
[frightened] But-- No--

Mavis:
Dad, it was just a kiss.

Drac:
No, you're not allowed to kiss!

Mavis:
Dad, I'm allowed to do things. I'm not 83 anymore. I'm allowed to like people or go see the world again.

Drac:
What?! You saw it! You-you said you didn't like it!

Mavis:
Maybe I want to give the village another chance. I need to learn, you know, how to roll with it like Johnny does.

Dracu:
No, no, you can't go to the village again!

Mavis:
Maybe you can make them see that we can be friends.

Drac:
No, that isn't possible!

Mavis:
Well, you can't be sure. It's all in how you present yourself!

Drac:
No, that won't make a difference!

Mavis:
How do you know?!

Drac:
Because it just won't!

Mavis:
Why?! Why won't it?!

Drac:
BECAUSE THAT VILLAGE DOESN'T REALLY EXIST! (OKAY?!) [the music stops, and Mavis and the other monsters are now in a state of shock; a string on Frank's guitar breaks]

Mavis:
What do you mean... it doesn't exist?

Frank:
[he and the others approach Drac] What did you do?

Drac:
I– [defiantly] I did what I had to do.

Mavis:
[demanding] What was it? What exactly did you have to do?! Tell me!

Drac:
I… I built the town, the staff put it all together, the... the zombies dressed up as the townspeople.

Zombies:
[grunting] Uh-oh. [Mavis heart-brokenly wanders]

Drac:
[follows her] Please, i-if you really went out there and something happened to you, I... I just couldn't live with myself!

Mavis:
But you could live with this - lying to me, tricking me, keeping me here forever when you knew my dream was to go?

[Drac opens his mouth to say something, but a muffled noise is heard]

Quasi:
[enters the ballroom] Liar, liar!

[Drac make an "Uh-oh" face and Johnny sneaks out]

Murray:
Oil?

Quasi:
Uh-uh-uh! [muffled speech... translation - "Dracula has brought a human into the hotel!"]

Eunice:
English please. Your voice is really annoying.

Fly:
Wait, I speak frozen. He says Dracula has brought a human into the hotel.

[The crowd gasps]

Gremlin Wife:
A human?

Gremlin Husband:
[hugs her] Stay close, Pookie.

[Quasi has another muffled speech; translation - "There is ze human!"]

Fly:
He says "There is ze human!". He has a French accent.

[Johnny starts to walk out the doors, but they shut and he sees Esmeralda growling like a dog in front of him. Johnny, Dracula and the monsters gasp.]

Frank:
Johnny's not a human, he's my right arm's cousin. [glares at Quasi] He's lying!

Griffin:
Yeah, and why is he picking his nose?

[Quasi has another muffled speech; translation - "A long story."]

Fly:
He says it's a long story.

Johnny:
[to Esmeralda, who's running amok in his face and hair] Hey! Wait! No! Get off me! Ah! Ew! [Esmeralda squeaks, as she wipes away Johnny's make-up, completely blowing his cover.] (Oh, boy…)

[Quasimodo has another muffled speech; translation - "Behold ze human!"]

Fly:
He says "Behold ze human!".

[The entire crowd screams and runs in panic]

Frank:
[horrified] I don't believe it.

[Among the panicking monsters, Mavis walks closer to Johnny, as he gives a worried and regretful expression]

Mavis:
Is it true? Are you a human?

Johnny:
[guilty] Yes… I'm so sorry…

Mavis:
[hugs him lovingly] I don't care! I still want to be with you.

Jonathan:
(Really?) [sighs in relief and wants to hug her back until he sees Drac looking really worried, and he remembers what he told him earlier] Uh... Well, tough! 'Cause I don't want to be with you, because... you're a monster! [Mavis gasps] And I hate monsters! [heads to the door] Goodbye! [as he leaves, he scares Murray by trying to give him a Bruce Lee kick]

Murray:
Please, don't hurt me!

[Johnny gives Mavis one last stare of hatred and heartbreak and heads out the door. Drac tries to comfort the heartbroken Mavis, but she angrily wheels around and faces him.]

Mavis:
THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT! [turns into a bat and flees the room, leaving Drac to feel bad about her]

[The other monsters, also angry with Drac for his lies, leave the room as well.]

Monster 1:
We're getting outta here!

Monster 2:
I am never coming back here!

Monster 3:
"Human-free"!? What a rip!

Monster 4:
I thought I smelt a human.

Monster 5:
Oh, yeah, ice machine? Also broken!

Drac:
Jonathan! Jonathan, can you hear me?! [sees a Twilight movie on the plane]

Edward:
Tell me, do you dream of being a vampire?

Drac:
This is how we're represented. Unbelievable. Jonathan! Jonathan, can you hear me?!

Johnny:
[notices] Whoa, bat! Wait, it's talking. Dracula, is that you?

Drac:
[mouthing from the other side] I am sorry!

Johnny:
Huh? Dracula… [on Drac's side] I can't understand you!

Drac:
What, "my hand's in a tan shoe"?

Johnny:
[on his side] What, "Japan's eating lamb stew"? [Drac slumps his shoulders and makes an irritated look. This isn't working.] Hey, do you know you're smoking? [Drac flies into the plane's windshield to make an announcement for Johnny]

Pilot:
What the heck? How'd a bat get up this high? Folks, I'm gonna turn on the seat belt sign just a precaution while we–[[Drac uses his magic powers to tell the pilot that he wants to take over his voice] While we hear a special announcement for my dear friend, Jonathan.

Johnny:
Dracula?

Pilot (Dracula):
My dear boy, I have made a terrible mistake. I was trying to keep my baby to myself, because I knew I would always protect her… but I realize now children need to discover things for themselves. They'll stumble and fall, laugh and cry, but such is life. The truth is... you and Mavis are meant to be. You zinged! If she must give her trust to someone else, I'm thankful that it is you, Jonathan. I hope you can hear me, and forgive me.

Plane Crowd:
[sees Dracula in bat form outside the window] AAAHHHHH! [Jonathan sees Dracula outside the window also, and gives him a smile and a thumbs up to show his acceptance of Dracula's apology; Drac smiles also]

Pilot (Drac):
Okay, folks, we're going to make a quick turnaround to... refuel, and then we will be back on our way. [the crowd groans angrily] Quit your whining! I'm burning up out here!

Johnny: I thought I found a love But she was just a fling And then I met a girl And felt a different thing It's like you're hit in the ring Like you're pulled by a string Can't breathe like you're choking On a chicken wing It was a thing called a Zing And I wanted to sing And listen to the ballads Of the man named Sting Lady looks in your eyes And it suddenly spring Like when Nala looked at Simba In the Lion King

Murray: Zinging in the air And I don't have a care I'm winging from the zing That we shared

Mavis: Zinging in the rain Now I'm feeling no pain

Murray and Mavis:
It's a real time for celebrating

Mavis:
‍'‍Cause you're my Zing

Johnny:
Drac, ready to throw down?

Drac:
No, no. I just came closer to hear you better.

Johnny:
Oh, come on, just give it a try!

Drac: Alright, maybe just a little bit. [starts to rap] So listen all you zingers from here to Beijing You better grab a box of strings and get ready to cling cause if love was money, you'd better be yelling "cha - ching", 'Cause next to Zing, cupid's arrow's

Drac and Johnny:
A little bee sting!

Drac: It was a Zing and a Zang and a Zingidy-dee And there was only one lady In the Zing for me cause when you Zing

Johnny:
When you Zing

Drac:
You better know one little thing the only bling you're gonna sling

Johnny and Drac:
Is a wedding ring!

[Drac freezes his friends, Mavis and Johnny, The crowd cheers. Drac unfreezes the gang.]

Mavis and Murray:
Zinging in the air

Drac: [freezes his friends and Mavis again] Now I don't have a care I'm winging from the Zing That we shared Zinging in the rain Now I'm feeling no pain [unfroze his friends and Mavis again]

Mavis and Murray: It's a real time for celebrating 'Cause you're my Zing

Drac and Johnny: [rapping] Feel the Zing, y'all Ba-da bring, y'all Gonna knock you right outta that ring, y'all Better bring, y'all Happening, y'all Pay attention to the undead king, y'all HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO

All: HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO


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