Hotel Transylvania: The Series
Hotel Transylvania - The Television Series logo.png
GenreComedy horror[1]
Animated
Based on
Developed byMark Steinberg
Directed byRobin Budd[3]
Voices of
Theme music composer
  • Stephen Skratt
  • Asher Lenz
Composers
  • Stephen Skratt
  • Asher Lenz
Country of origin
  • Canada
  • United States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes52 (97 segments) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Rick Mischel[4]
  • Scott Dyer
  • Irene Weibel[4]
ProducerJane Crawford
Running time20-22 minutes
10-11 minutes (per segment/episode)
Production companies
Distributor
Release
Original network
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseJune 25, 2017 (2017-06-25) –
October 29, 2020 (2020-10-29)

Hotel Transylvania: The Series[6] is an animated comedy television series produced by Sony Pictures Animation and Nelvana in association with Corus Entertainment. It is based on and serves as a prequel to the film Hotel Transylvania (2012), taking place in 2008, four years before the events of the first film, focusing on the activities of 114/115-year-old Mavis and her best friends at the Hotel Transylvania while Dracula is away at the Vampire Council.[5]

The 26-episode first season premiered on June 25, 2017, on Disney Channel in the United States, with the first episode released earlier on June 20, 2017, on the WATCH Disney Channel app, YouTube, and VOD.[6] The last eight episodes of the first season were first streamed onto Netflix in the United States on June 25, 2018, prior to their television air dates. In Canada, the series premiered October 2, 2017, on Teletoon.

On September 12, 2018, a second season was announced.[7] The second and final season premiered on October 8, 2019 and ran through October 29, 2020.[8]

The series has currently not been released on DVD or any home media format.

Premise

The series takes place in 2008, four years before the original CGI film and follows Mavis and her best friends as they have fun adventures at the hotel while Dracula is away on business with the Vampire Council.[1]

Characters

Main article: List of Hotel Transylvania characters

Main

Recurring

Supporting

Production

Hotel Transylvania: The Series' voice cast is based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with the Dayton/Walters casting agency being responsible for the casting. None of the original cast returned for the show.

Episodes

Main article: List of Hotel Transylvania: The Series episodes

SeasonSegmentsEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
ShortsN/A4June 9, 2017 (2017-06-09)June 24, 2017 (2017-06-24)
14826June 25, 2017 (2017-06-25)October 25, 2018 (2018-10-25)
24926October 8, 2019 (2019-10-08)October 29, 2020 (2020-10-29)

Broadcast

Sony Pictures Animation licensed Hotel Transylvania: The Series for platforms in Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe (excluding Germany), Latin America, the Middle East, and the United States.[5] Sony Pictures Television is the distributor in the United States, while Nelvana Enterprises, successor of Nelvana International, is the distributor of the Hotel Transylvania: The Series internationally. The series debuted on Teletoon in Fall 2017 in Canada.[10] In India, the series premiered on December 18, 2017, on Disney Channel India. The series was shown in Germany by Super RTL in 2018 and also on CITV in the UK the same year. Repeats of the series started airing on Disney XD in the United States as of October 2019. The last eight episodes of the first season were shown on Netflix in the United States on June 25, 2018, a year after the show premiered.

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Nelvana and Sony Pictures Animation Check in Together on Hotel Transylvania Animated TV Series". Corus Entertainment. July 14, 2015. Retrieved October 5, 2016.
  2. ^ "Columbia Pictures Press Kit - Hotel Transylvania" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-12-22.
  3. ^ http://daytonwalters.com/DAYTONWALTERS/TV_files/web%20tv%20resume%20November%20%202016.pdf[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ a b "'Hotel Transylvania' TV Series in Development at Sony". TheWrap. July 14, 2015. Retrieved October 5, 2016.
  5. ^ a b c d e "'Hotel Transylvania' TV Series Headed to Disney Channels Worldwide". The Hollywood Reporter. June 20, 2016. Retrieved October 5, 2016.
  6. ^ a b Evry, Max (May 22, 2017). "Hotel Transylvania Series First Look, Premiere Date and Teaser". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  7. ^ "Hotel Transylvania series bites into second season".
  8. ^ "Hotel Transylvania: The Series Season 2 Episode Guide". Zap2it.
  9. ^ a b c "Hotel Transylvania: The Television Series". Corus Entertainment. Retrieved October 5, 2016.
  10. ^ "CORUS ENTERTAINMENT PROUDLY BOLSTERS ITS DIVERSE 2017/18 PROGRAMMING SLATE WITH NEW AND RETURNING CANADIAN ORIGINAL PRODUCTIONS". Corus Entertainment. 2017-06-05. Retrieved 2017-06-09.