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Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)

  • Rate: 7.0/10 total 12,415 votes 
  • Genre: Animation | Comedy | Family | Fantasy
  • Release Date: 25 September 2015 (USA)
  • Runtime: 89 min
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  • IMDb page: Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)
  • Rate: 7.0/10 total 12,415 votes 
  • Genre: Animation | Comedy | Family | Fantasy
  • Release Date: 25 September 2015 (USA)
  • Runtime: 89 min
  • Budget: $80,000,000 (estimated)
  • Gross: $161,348,144 (USA) (6 November 2015)
  • Director: Genndy Tartakovsky
  • Stars: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: Mark Mothersbaugh   
  • Soundtrack: GDFR
  • Sound Mix: Datasat | Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Hotel | Transylvania | Monster | Vampire | Dracula

Writing Credits By:

  • Robert Smigel (written by) &
  • Adam Sandler (written by)

Known Trivia

  • Cee-Lo Green did not reprise his role as the voice of Murray The Mummy due to his arrest. Instead, Keegan-Michael Key will replace him. 112 of 116 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • This is the tenth feature film or television series that Adam Sandler and Kevin James have appeared together in and the second time in 2015. 38 of 39 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Mel Brooks plays the voice of “Vlad”, aka “Dracula”. Brooks directed the 1995 comedy “Dracula: Dead and Loving It”. 39 of 42 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • The parents of Jonathan, voiced by Andy Samberg, are voiced by real-life husband and wife, Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally. 15 of 15 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Fifth Harmony recorded the lead single off the soundtrack called “I’m In Love With a Monster” 26 of 28 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Adam Sandler’s first animated sequel. 48 of 58 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • This marks the 4th collaboration of Adam Sandler and Dana Carvey after Little Nicky (2000), The Master of Disguise (2002), and Jack and Jill (2011). 17 of 19 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Jonathan and Mavis go to Santa Cruz, CA to live with humans, the real life location that Lost Boys (a vampire movie) was filmed. 5 of 5 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Rob Riggle’s character Bela is in reference to Dracula/Frankenstein actor Bela Lugosi. 7 of 8 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Special screenings aired in theaters in Jacksonville, FL under the working tittle ‘Perfect’. 7 of 8 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |

Goofs: Continuity: In several instances throughout the film, Dracula jumps from having long, sharp nails, to short round nails, and then back to long, sharp nails.

Plot: Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half human, half vampire grandson in order to keep Mavis from leaving the hotel. Full summary »  »

Story: The Drac pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 2! Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania… Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny – and in for a major cultural shock of her own – “Vampa” Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp. But little do they know that Drac’s grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad is about to pay a family visit to the hotel. And when Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not a pure blood – and humans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania – things are going to get batty! Written bySony Pictures


Synopsis: It’s Mavis (Selena Gomez) and Johnny’s (Andy Samberg) wedding day. Dracula (Adam Sandler) is worried that she’ll decide to move out of the hotel, but he decides to keep it together for her sake.

One later, Johnny tells Dracula that Mavis wants to go flying with him. They play a game of hide-and-seek, but Mavis quickly gets winded. She tells him that she can’t fly very far, since she’s pregnant.

Dracula is overjoyed that he’s going to be a grandfather, until Mavis mentions that it’s possible her child will be a human. When the due date arrives, Dracula sneaks into the delivery room disguised as a nurse. He swears that no one will ever harm his grandson, before handing him to Mavis.

On Dennis’ (Asher Blinkoff) first birthday, there is a party, and Johnny’s parents, Mike (Nick Offerman) and Linda (Megan Mullally) are invited. Also at the party are Frankenstein (Kevin James) and Eunice (Fran Drescher), Wayne (Steve Buscemi) and Wanda (Molly Shannon), Griffin (David Spade), and Murray (Keegan-Michael Key). Dracula is convinced that Dennis will grow up to be a vampire, even when Linda points out that he doesn’t have any fangs. Wayne tells her that he has until his fifth birthday to have his fangs grow in. Mike tells Johnny he should get a job, but Dracula bails him out by saying that he already has a job at the hotel, making the humans feel more comfortable there.

Months later, Mavis calls for Johnny and Dracula and tells them that Dennis said his first word. Dennis says "Bleh bleh bleh," then repeats it over and over again. Not amused, Dracula checks inside his mouth for any sign of growing fangs, finding nothing.

When Dennis is four, Dracula tries to teach him how to turn into a bat. Dennis is only able to flap his arms and run around the room. Dracula tells Dennis that he’ll dance for him if Dennis will try to turn into a bat. Mavis comes in and asks what they’re doing. Dracula mentions that six of Wayne’s pups are having a birthday party, but Mavis doesn’t want Dennis to go, since they play too rough with him. Dracula asks her if she doesn’t want Dennis around monsters, and Dennis says he wants to watch his favorite video, Kakie the cake monster (Chris Kattan). Mavis points out that he hasn’t yet shown any signs that he’s not human.

Mavis reluctantly brings Dennis to the party, and a girl pup named Winnie (Sadie Sandler) tells Dennis she loves him and they will get married. Dennis squirms away from her. The pups play roughly with him, and Mavis grabs him away, discovering that he knocked out a tooth. She tells Dracula that she’s been thinking about moving away.

Saddened, Dracula goes to see Johnny in his room. Johnny tells him that he loves it at the hotel, and doesn’t want to move. Dracula tells him to take Mavis to his parents’ house, while Dracula will watch Dennis. His plan is to have the monsters show their skills, so that Dennis will decide to turn into a vampire. He only has one week left before Dennis’ fifth birthday.

Johnny and Mavis fly away, and moments later the monsters pull up. Together, they all drive off with the Blob riding sidecar in an attached Rascal scooter. Johnny and Mavis land in Santa Cruz and rent a car. Dracula and the group arrive at the forest, and he tells Frankenstein to show Dennis how he scares people. Two joggers pass by and see him, but they aren’t frightened. Instead, they ask if he will take a picture with them, which he happily agrees to do. Dracula then tells Wayne to kill a deer, and he starts to chase after one, but gets distracted when a frisbee flies by. He quickly chases and grabs the frisbee, to Dennis’ delight. Angry, Dracula drives the group away, and the scooter becomes detached, sending the Blob over a cliff. Dracula says he’ll be fine, since he’s shapeless.

Johnny and Mavis are driving through Santa Cruz, and she asks him to stop at a minimart. She gets fascinated by the potato chips and Slurpees. It’s Murray’s turn to try and impress Dennis, and Dracula tells him to conjure up a sandstorm. Murray starts chanting and twisting, but then he hurts his back, only producing a small sand pile that Dennis happily plays with. Johnny and Mavis see a park where kids are doing bicycle stunts, and Johnny borrows a kid’s bike to show off his tricks. Mavis decides to give it a try, and is able to do floating loop-de-loops and stop in midair. They leave for Johnny’s parents’ house, and Mavis decides to check in on Dennis.

Dennis is fast asleep when Dracula’s phone rings, and he doesn’t want her to know that they left the hotel. Griffin puts his sunglasses on Dennis, and moves his arms and talks for him so Mavis won’t see that he’s asleep. Dracula decides that he will have to teach Dennis himself. He drives them to the Vampire Summer Camp where he spent his childhood. The camp director meets them and says that Dracula was a legend as a kid. The vampire children are all eating mice.

Johnny and Mavis arrive at Mike and Linda’s house, and find the guest room made over with a makeshift coffin. Mavis thinks it would be a great place to raise Dennis. Linda announces that she’s invited other human-monster couples over.

Dracula takes Dennis and the group to the top of a 200-foot tower, and he throws Dennis off, thinking that he’d figure out how to fly before he hit the ground. One by one, the monsters look over the side and announce that he’s still not flying. When he gets close to the ground, Dracula flies down and grabs Dennis. Frankenstein leans on the side of the rail, causing the tower to fall over and land in the campfire. Frankenstein is set on fire, and he runs wildly through the buildings, setting them all on fire. A tree falls and crushes the hearse.

Johnny and Mavis are on the roof, and she tells him that she doesn’t want Dennis to grow up in Transylvania, and end up being a freak like her. Johnny says that he’d be overjoyed if Dennis grew up to be curious and full of life like she is. His phone rings and he shows her a video that he thinks a friend sent him. She recognizes that it’s Dennis falling off the tower. Frantic, she calls Dracula. Sirens are blaring as firemen try to put out the fire. Dracula answers the phone and tells her that they’re still at the hotel. Dennis grabs the phone and starts to tell her that Dracula was teaching him how to fly, but Dracula smashes the phone before he can finish. Mavis tells Johnny that they have to head back to the hotel right away.

Dracula realizes he has to get back to the hotel quickly, but they don’t have a car. The Blob rides up on his scooter, and they all leave. Mavis decides that it will take too long to fly back on a plane, so she turns into a bat and grabs Johnny, then flies off. The Blob gets stuck in traffic, and Mavis flies through a raincloud and gets sopping wet. When the traffic clears, the Blob has to pull off the road and duck behind some bushes. Mavis flies through a thunderstorm, dodging lightning bolts. Frankenstein blows the Blob up like a balloon, and then lets go, causing him to shoot forward with them. They race a train, narrowly beating it through a tunnel. Dracula holds Dennis up in the air and lets him pretend to fly.

Mavis and Dracula arrive at the hotel at the same time, and she shows him the video of Dennis falling, which has gone viral. Angrily, she tells him that she’ll have his birthday party there, and then they’d leave. Dracula realizes that he only has one chance left.

The night before the party, Mavis tells Dracula that she invited his father, Vlad (Mel Brooks). Dracula pulls Johnny aside and tells him that Vlad can’t know that he’s a human, or he’ll eat him. Johnny decides to make the party a masquerade. Everyone is dressed as monsters, and Johnny is wearing a cheap vampire costume. Vlad arrives with the demon Bela (Rob Riggle), and Dracula tells Frankenstein to keep him away from Mavis and the humans. Brandon, the actor who played Kakie, shows up as a performer. Vlad meets Johnny and thinks he’s a freaky-looking vampire. Kakie sets up to start his act, and Vlad makes him levitate. Mavis notices Vlad offstage and wonders what her grandfather is doing. Vlad makes Kakie’s costume head spin, and then makes him act possessed. Dennis jumps into Dracula’s arms. Vlad makes Kakie’s body shape-shift. Dracula stops him, saying that it’s not worth it. Mavis asks what’s going on, and Dracula says that he was trying to scare Dennis into growing fangs. Johnny says they were desperate, and she realizes that he was in on it. All of them, along with Johnny’s parents, start arguing. Dennis sneaks out, and Winnie follows after him.

Winnie leads Dennis to a dog fort. Bela sees them and calls out more demons. Mavis and Johnny realize that Dennis isn’t there, and try to find him. She tells Dracula that Dennis is missing. Bela swoops into the fort and grabs Dennis and Winnie, who bites his hand. Bela flings her away, causing her to crash on the ground. This enrages Dennis enough for his fangs to come in, and his vampire powers manifest immediately.

Dracula, Johnny, Mavis and the rest of the monsters join in the fight, driving the demons away. Unseen, Bela grabs a lance and flies straight at Johnny. Just in time, Vlad causes Bela to levitate and shrink.

Mavis decides to continue raising Dennis at the hotel. Since it’s still Dennis’ birthday, they return to the party and get ready to eat Dennis’ cake. After the gremlin lady swallows the entire cake in one bite, the party resumes and Dracula and Vlad breakdance together.


FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Allen Covert known as executive producer
  • Skye Lyons known as co-producer
  • Michelle Murdocca known as producer
  • Adam Sandler known as executive producer
  • Robert Smigel known as executive producer
  • Ben Waisbren known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Adam Sandler known as Dracula (voice)
  • Andy Samberg known as Jonathan (voice)
  • Selena Gomez known as Mavis (voice)
  • Kevin James known as Frankenstein (voice)
  • Steve Buscemi known as Wayne (voice)
  • David Spade known as Griffin (voice)
  • Keegan-Michael Key known as Murray (voice)
  • Asher Blinkoff known as Dennis (voice)
  • Fran Drescher known as Eunice (voice)
  • Molly Shannon known as Wanda (voice)
  • Megan Mullally known as Grandma Linda (voice)
  • Nick Offerman known as Grandpa Mike (voice)
  • Dana Carvey known as Dana (voice)
  • Rob Riggle known as Bela (voice)
  • Mel Brooks known as Vlad (voice)
  • Jonny Solomon known as Blobby (voice)
  • Chris Kattan known as Kakie (voice)
  • Sadie Sandler known as Winnie (voice)
  • Sunny Sandler known as Baby Dennis / Vampire Kid (voice)
  • Jon Lovitz known as Phantom of the Opera (voice)
  • Robert Smigel known as Marty / Harry Three-Eye / Navigator (voice)
  • Rose Abdoo known as Ticket Agent (voice)
  • Luenell known as Shrunken Heads (voice)
  • Jared Sandler known as Tourist Driver (voice)
  • Melissa Sturm known as Jogger #1 / Tourist Passenger / Caren (voice)
  • Jennifer Lyter known as Jogger #2 (voice)
  • Paul Brittain known as Pandragora (voice)
  • Nick Swardson known as Kelsey (voice)
  • Chris Parnell known as Fly (voice)
  • Doug Dale known as Kal (voice)
  • Ethan Smigel known as Troy (voice)
  • Roey Smigel known as Yoga Monster Kid (voice)
  • Allen Covert known as Candle Cake Monster (voice)
  • Patrick Harpin known as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Carter Hastings known as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Mia Sinclair Jenness known as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Andre Robinson known as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Eva Bella known as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Jaeden Bettencourt known as Wally / Vampire Kid (voice)
  • Logan Kishi known as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Lex Lang known as Nigel Follybottoms -Suit of Armor Doorman
  • Megan Richie known as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Carter Sand known as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Cole Sand known as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Jim Wise known as Additional Voices
  • Jonathan Loughran known as Cop (voice) (uncredited)
  • Anthony J Sacco known as Additional (voice) (uncredited)
  • Janie Haddad Tompkins known as Caren (voice) (uncredited)
  • Julia Lea Wolov known as Kelsey (voice) (uncredited)



Supporting Department

Art Department:

  • Todd Gibbs known as visual development
  • Patrick Harpin known as storyboard artist
  • Brandon Jeffords known as storyboard artist
  • Aurora Jimenez Seoane known as visual development artist
  • Chin Ko known as visual development artist
  • Andre Medina known as character designer
  • Aurélien Predal known as visual development artist
  • Scott Santoro known as storyboard artist
  • Mike Smukavic known as storyboard artist
  • David Wachtenheim known as head of story




Production Companies:

  • Columbia Pictures
  • LStar Capital
  • Sony Pictures Animation
  • Sony Pictures Digital
  • Sony Pictures Imageworks (SPI)

Other Companies:

  • Picture Mill, The  titles

Additional Details


  • Andes Films (2015) (Chile) (theatrical)
  • Columbia Pictures (2015) (Philippines) (theatrical)
  • Feelgood Entertainment (2015) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • Fundamental Films (2015) (China) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2015) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2015) (France) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2015) (Italy) (theatrical) (through Warner Bros. Entertainment Italia S.p.A.)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2015) (Netherlands) (theatrical) (through Universal Pictures International)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2015) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2015) (USA) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2015) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2015) (Netherlands) (theatrical) (through)
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment (2015) (Italy) (theatrical) (through)
  • Westec Media Limited (2015) (Cambodia) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2015) (Spain) (all media)



Other Stuff

Visual Effects by:

  • William E. Arias known as senior lighting td
  • Steve Avoujageli known as effects animation lead: SPI
  • Thai Bach known as lighting and compositing artist
  • Shane Birdsill known as technical production coordinator
  • Brian Blasiak known as senior lighting and compositing technical director
  • Matt Brown known as senior hair and cloth technical director: Sony Pictures Imageworks
  • Tom Bruno Jr. known as senior layout lead: SPI
  • John Bunt known as layout artist
  • Mario Capellari known as cg supervisor
  • Jordan Catracchia known as senior production services technician
  • François Chardavoine known as technology architect
  • Yiqun Chen known as senior technical director character fx
  • Stefaan Contreras known as lead pipeline technical director
  • Bertrand Cordier known as senior lighter and compositing TD
  • Agathe Courtisse known as visual effects artist (creature effect technical director: Sony Pictures Imageworks)
  • Ryan Cushman known as hair technical director
  • Stefano Di Noia known as lighting and compositing technical director
  • Kalene Dunsmoor known as senior texture artist
  • Rony Edde known as vfx technical director
  • Martin Furness known as senior hair/cloth technical director: Sony Pictures Imageworks
  • Robin Garcia known as visual effects coordinator
  • Kiel Gnebba known as senior effects technical director
  • Ketki Gokhale known as character rigger
  • Patti Gomes known as texture artist
  • Patti Gomes known as texture/look dev artist
  • Dylan Gottlieb known as lighting lead: SPI
  • Dhruv Govil known as pipeline td
  • Larry Gritz known as software lead
  • Natalia Gubareva known as lighting td & compositor: SPI
  • Dorien Gunnels known as lighting artist
  • Daniela Hasenbring known as software engineer
  • Mohanned Hassan known as lighting technical director
  • Alan Hawkins known as senior animation supervisor
  • Joseph Hayden known as Lighting/Compositing Technical Director
  • Luke Heathcock known as visual effects: lighting technical director: SPI
  • Herbert Heinsche known as senior lighting artist
  • Karl Herbst known as digital effects supervisor
  • Andrew Hofman known as digital effects artist
  • Amir Honarmand known as lighting technical director
  • Rob House known as sr. technical director
  • Tony Hudson known as senior lighting and compositing technical director
  • Chris Hung known as senior technical director
  • Hanjoo Jeong known as senior effects technical director: SPI
  • Thomas Roland Johnson known as matte painter
  • Joey Kadin known as systems administrator
  • Nori Kaneko known as texture/matte painting lead
  • Marvin Kim known as modeling supervisor
  • Soo Kyung Kim known as Senior Lighting Artist
  • Kevin Kitchel known as effects technical director
  • Marissa Krupen known as matte painter
  • Christian Kuntz known as lighting & compositing artist
  • David Jinyoo Lee known as pipeline technical director
  • Justin Lee known as visual effects systems engineer: Sony Imageworks
  • Diana Li known as fx td: Sony Pictures Imageworks
  • Suzi Little known as Character Effects Artist
  • Andreas Maaninka known as senior digital modeller (Sony Pictures Imageworks)
  • Mika Margolles known as visual effects artist
  • Raymond McLendon known as senior production services technician
  • James Michael Miller known as assistant production manager
  • Quay Mims known as lighting technical director
  • Alex Moaveni known as visual effects artist
  • Jessica Monteiro known as pipeline technical director
  • Sarah Moore known as lighting & compositing: SPI (as Sarah M. Sweeney)
  • Darren A. Mosher known as digital compositor
  • Meredith Moulton known as character effects
  • Michael Muir known as cg supervisor: SPI
  • Rémi Munier known as senior cloth/hair technical director: Sony Pictures Imageworks
  • Adil Mustafabekov known as texture/matte painter: SPI
  • Ricardo Nadu known as senior character technical director: SPI
  • Hee-Chel Nam known as digital texture artist: SPI
  • Kevin Noel known as production infrastructure – sony pictures animation
  • Pierre Pages known as lighting artist
  • Scott Palleiko known as senior lighting technical director: SPI
  • Stephen Paschke known as senior FX: Sony Pictures Imageworks
  • Nikki Pataracchia known as senior effects technical director: Sony Pictures Imageworks
  • Jacquelyn 'Jac' Piette known as lighting technical director
  • J. Robert Ray known as software lead
  • Sam Rickles known as visual effects artist
  • Terrence Robertson-Fall known as lead character technical director
  • Toby Rosen known as effects animation technical director
  • Eric Roth known as senior lighting technical director: SPI
  • Ronald Samson known as lighting technical director
  • Richard Sandoval known as lighting & compositing: SPI
  • Yi Shen known as visual effects coordinator
  • Heekyung Shin known as lighting and compositing
  • Jagjeet Singh known as senior cloth/hair technical director
  • Rambo Snyder known as lighting td
  • Robert Spaniolo known as visual effects artist
  • Angelo Stanco known as senior hair/cloth technical director: Sony Pictures Imageworks
  • Nick Starcevic known as character animator
  • Prapanch Swamy known as senior technical director: lookdev, lighting and compositing: Sony Pictures Imageworks
  • Kaz Tanaka known as color scientist
  • Kaz Tanaka known as imaging supervisor
  • Taisuke Tanimura known as senior software engineer
  • Ahmet Levent Tasel known as character pipeline td
  • Jean Tsai known as production services technician
  • Tiberius Viris known as senior matte painter
  • Chris Waegner known as cg supervisor
  • Brian Walters known as layout artist: rough layout
  • John Welborn known as software engineer
  • John Welborn known as software lead
  • Gregory M. White known as lighter
  • Mariatta Wijaya known as software engineer
  • Stephen Winters known as render i/o administrator
  • Jason Wong known as stereo compositor: Legend 3D
  • Israel Yang known as senior lighting artist
  • Doug Yoshida known as senior lighting technical director
  • Mona Yuan known as lighting technical director
  • Yi Zhao known as lookdev artist / lighting td
  • Andrea Lackey Pace known as executive director of editorial, production services and resources (uncredited)
  • Addison Pauli known as studio operations coordinator (uncredited)

MPAA: Rated PG for some scary images, action and rude humor



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