Count Dracula hosts a party at his hotel for his daughter Mavis' 118th birthday . The 'monsters only' party is interrupted by an unexpected guest - a 21-year-old human named Jonathan. Dracula, surprised to see his undead daughter and a human become deeply interested with each other, has the overwhelming task of protecting not only Mavis from falling in love with Jonathan but also his guests from discovering that a human is in the castle. Both of which could jeopardize the hotel's future and his career.Read more
The film's lead character is based on Bram Stoker's Dracula. The Gothic horror novel was written in 1896 and released a year after. In the first half of Hotel Transylvania, Count Dracula mentions that the hotel has been in operation since 1898. It is also shown in the family's portrait his wife was killed by a mob sometime around 1895, just when their daughter was just an infant. Hence, the movie was written to tell a chronological order of the original Dracula story, as if it were a telling of true events. Some of the movie's scenes are also loosely based on a real town known as Sighisoara, Romania - the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, the real Count Dracula.
Hotel Transylvania (2012) is an American computer-animated comedy film directed by Genndy Tartakovsky for his directorial debut. The film stars Adam Samberg as Count Dracula, Selena Gomez as Count Dracula's daughter, Mavis and Andy Samberg as Jonathan, a human that catches Mavis' affection. Other voice actors include Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Spade, and CeeLo Green. IGN editor Geoff Chapman describes the film as 'full of quirky gags and lovable characters . . . . This movie is about enjoying a fun journey with great characters. It's a romp that kids and families will all enjoy. Hotel Transylvania is definitely somewhere you'll want to check in.'