Hotel Transylvania

Hotel Transylvania

DVD - 2013
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The Hotel Transylvania, run by Dracula, is a unique, high-end resort catering only to the finest monsters and their families. Dracula is preparing for an extra special weekend - his daughter Mavis's 118th birthday - when trouble arises: a human has stumbled upon the resort for the first time ever! Even worse: the human has taken a liking to Mavis!


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Jan 22, 2019

Wow! Loved this movie so much more than I expected! The only movie like this when I was kid was Rankin Bass "Mad Monster Party" which I still love, but in some ways this was better! Can't wait to see 2 and 3!

shokolit Aug 08, 2018

A fun movie to watch, with or without the kids :-) .

Jul 28, 2018

Hotel Transylvania is an entertaining and funny movie. I am really glad that they decided to create a part 2 and 3 to this movie as well. When I first watched this movie I never imagined more parts being created. I ended up being very wrong though. They ended up making more parts and surprisingly, all of them became some of the most interesting kid movies I ever saw. Everyone went wild when this movie came out and all the theaters were packed. After watching the movie I finally realized why. My favourite part of this movie is the lesson you get from it. Which is accepting people's differences. I love how they manage to incorporate important things is a funny childish way. This movie is great for children to watch and it will definitely keep them entertained. I rate this movie a 4/5. @TheBookieReadingMonster of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

The movie “Hotel Transylvania” is an amazing monster movie and is one of the best animated movies of all time. The animation of this movie was outstanding, the animation of this movie is definitely an updated version of Columbia’s animation style. Overall, the animation of the background and characters was very appropriate with fantastic colour. The colours of the movie were also very well used with a mix of brights and darks to empathizes emotion in different sections. The plot of this movie was very amusing with Dracula’s daughter falling in love with a human boy who happened to discover the monster-infested hotel. The ending of this movie was very touching, with Dracula finally accepting the relationship between his daughter and a human boy. The emotion and mood which was expressed in this movie were marvellous with comedy, sadness and joy. I believe that this movie is enjoyable for all ages as it is a children’s movie, however, I still recommend this movie for adults. Anyone who loves Halloween or monsters should definitely watch this movie. @Chichiro of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Hotel Transylvania is a children’s film I think makes for a great laugh with family and friends. The film is about a town where monsters gather in Count Dracula’s hotel whenever they want to relax. However, troubles arise when a human has also entered the hotel. The movie revolves around Count Dracula and his daughter, Mavis’s lives. I think the movie was really comedic, however the audience is geared towards is younger children. I would rate this movie a two and a half out of five stars, as I wish it was geared to a larger range of ages. Overall, I think that if you like cartoon movies, or enjoy children’s comedy movies, then Hotel Transylvania will be a great watch for you.
- @BetweenTheLines of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Hotel Transylvania was an amazing movie. I was a little skeptical at first watching it but by the end of the movie I ended up loving it. I can’t wait to watch the 2 and 3 movies in the series as well. I love that each of the movie is a continued version of the last. This movie is based around Dracula has a huge party to celebrate the 118th birthday of his daughter, Mavis. However, an unforeseen complication unfolds when an ordinary human unwittingly crashes the party and falls in love with Mavis. My favourite part would have to be the party for Mavis. Everyone went wild for this movie when it first came out and now I know why they did. I would recommend this movie to people of all ages because it is family friendly. If you haven’t watched it yet, you have to. Must Watch! 5/5. @TheBookWorm of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board.

Jul 27, 2018

(*From this dissatisfied viewer's perspective*)

Isn't Dracula supposed to be a vampire? - And - Don't vampires suck the blood out of us humans?

(I had always thought that this was the case)

But, here in Hotel Transylvania the whole business of bloodsucking never came up once. So, what was the point of having vampire-characters in this movie when they don't do what they are supposed to do?

Like - DUH!

Mar 12, 2018

Yeah-Yeah-Yeah - I know that this is, in fact, "just-a-kiddies-movie" - But - All the same - Hotel Transylvania's story, literally, managed to single-handedly destroy every horrific myth about every frickin' monster that you've ever heard about in no time flat.

And, then - To top that off - This movie had the absolute gall to reduce all of these monsters to the level of being nothing but cute, cuddly, sweet, little teddy bears, one and all. (Cringe-cringe)

With its storyline gleefully delivering just about every stale monster (and fart) joke in the book - This hideously predictable "Romeo & Juliet" tale really went well out of its way to be oh-so cute and oh-so clever. But, alas - It failed miserably.

And, as a result - Hotel Transylvania quickly became something of an irritating bore to watch from this annoyed viewer's perspective.

Jan 26, 2018

Cute monster movie. Great to watch around Halloween. But there is one problem, going into the movie, I thought vampires said "blah blah blah".

Oct 10, 2017

ALWAYS a cute movie!! Always!! Glad it was chosen to be a part of our Fall Family Movie Marathon this year.

Library_Jill Jun 07, 2017

A light and funny animated comedy with jokes appealing to a range of ages. It's fun seeing Dracula as an overprotective parent and resort owner, and Jonathan is a wonderful caricature of a youthful world-rover who still manages to have a surprising amount of heart. Fans of the "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" film will find a similar humor and animation style here.

Dec 20, 2016

My Grand daughter LOVED this! Its colorful, musical, and kept her attention.

Oct 16, 2016

A few sexist/racist/etc "jokes" (the "nagging wife" cliche, "he smells and has too many children", etc)

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I've never said that in my life, blah,blah, blah. I don't know where that comes from.
-Dracula in responce to Jonathan's attempted imitation of him

Mar 25, 2013

"I am Dracula, bleh bleh bleh"

aaa5756 Feb 16, 2013

“It’s fun to be a vampire. You sleep all day and party all night.”

Dimmu16 Feb 08, 2013

"You zinged!"

Greg_library Feb 02, 2013

"I do not go, 'Bleh, bleh-bleh, bleh!" - Count Dracula, responding to various people imitating him.


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Sep 09, 2013

Hotel Transylvania is a story about a Dracula father who runs a hotel for monsters to have safe vocation apart from humans. The father has a daughter who dreams for human world, however, he doesn't want her to get involved with human because he lost his wife because human killed her as a monster. That's why he now is a owner of the hotel. One day, a human boy visit the hotel where should never be humans and he changes the Dracula's attitude towards humans. This story tells you that how a father who wants to keep his daughter safe and his daughter who wants to see a new world understand each other.

Dimmu16 Feb 08, 2013

It's Mavis 118th birthday and many of the most famous monsters are coming out for Mavis party at the hotel exclusively for monsters. Then a boy named Jonathan arrives at the hotel. Dracula (Mavis Dad) tries to get rid of him but then Mavis meets him and they ZING (like Love at first sight). Dracula then tells everyone Jonathan is the party planer for Mavis party. He dresses him up as Frankenstein so no one realizes that he is human. Jonathan and Mavis slowly become closer and fall in love.

In the end, Mavis and Jonathan go backpacking across the world. :)


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Dimmu16 Feb 08, 2013

Other: A big smile on your face!

Greg_library Feb 02, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: In spite of the child-friendly content, there are four scenes in which Dracula suddenly and briefly assumes a fierce and scary face which may frighten the very young.

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