Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)

USA| September 2015| 89 min| English
Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)
Genre Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Color Color
Certification USA:PG , UK:U , Australia:PG , Canada:G , Germany:6 , Singapore:PG
Locations USA
Director Genndy Tartakovsky
Lead Cast Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Asher Blinkoff, Kevin James
Watch Trailer of HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 (2015)
Drac's pack is back
Plot Summary
This film is a sequel to Hotel Transylvania (2012). With the film's storyline taking place seven years after the previous one, Count Dracula's (Adam Sandler) Hotel Transylvania is now open to human visitors. Mavis (Selena Gomez), Dracula's 125-year-old vampire daughter, and Johnny (Andy Samberg), a 28-year-old human, have a young son named Dennis (Asher Blinkoff). Being a half-human half-vampire, Dennis's lack of vampire abilities worries his grandpa Dracula, so when Mavis and Johnny goes to visit Johnny's parents, Mike (Nick Offerman) and Linda (Megan Mullally), Dracula seeks help from his friends - Frankenstein (Kevin James), Murray (Keegan-Michael Key), Wayne (Steve Buscemi) and Griffin (David Spade) - to make Dennis a vampire. However, an unexpected visit from Dracula's human-hating father, Vlad (Mel Brooks), things turn topsy-turvy as the facts that his great-grandson is not a pure blood, and humans are welcome at the hotel do not go down well with the old-school vampire.
Director Genndy Tartakovsky, writer Robert Smigel, and composer Mark Mothersbaugh were all attached to the first release of the franchise Hotel Transylvania (2012).

CeeLo Green did voice-over for the character of Murray in the prequel but was replaced by Keegan-Michael Key in the sequel.

Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally, who did voice-over for the roles of Johnny's (Andy Samberg) parents, are husband and wife in real-life.

Third sequel of the franchise, titled Hotel Transylvania 3 has already been announced and will be released on September 21, 2018, but director Genndy Tartakovsky will not helm that project.
Adam Sandler Count Dracula (voice), the 539-year-old owner and manager of Hotel Transylvania
Andy Samberg Jonathan/Johnny (voice), 28-year-old human and Mavis' husband
Selena Gomez Mavis (voice), Dracula's 125-year-old vampire daughter and Johnny's wife
Asher Blinkoff Dennis (voice), Mavis and Johnny's 5-year-old half-human, half-vampire son
Kevin James Frankenstein (voice)
Steve Buscemi Wayne (voice), a werewolf
David Spade Griffin (voice), the invisible man
Keegan-Michael Key Murray (voice), a mummy
Mel Brooks Vlad (voice), Dracula's father
Fran Drescher Eunice (voice), Frankenstein's wife
Molly Shannon Wanda (voice), a werewolf and Wayne's wife
Nick Offerman Mike (voice), Johnny's father
Megan Mullally Linda (voice), Johnny's mother
Dana Carvey Dana (voice), the vampire camp director
Rob Riggle Bela (voice), Vlad's bat-like servant
Jonny Solomon Blobby (voice), a green blob
Sadie Sandler Winnie (voice), the werewolf daughter of Wayne and Wanda
Sunny Sandler Baby Dennis / Vampire Kid (voice)
Jon Lovitz Phantom of the Opera (voice), Hotel Transylvania's residential musician
Robert Smigel Marty (voice), a pink gill-man
Chris Kattan Kakie (voice)
Rose Abdoo Ticket Agent (voice)
Luenell Shrunken Heads (voice)
Jared Sandler Tourist Driver (voice)
Paul Brittain Pandragora (voice)
Nick Swardson Kelsey (voice)
Chris Parnell Fly (voice)
Doug Dale Kal (voice)
Ethan Smigel Troy (voice)
Roey Smigel Yoga Monster Kid (voice)
Allen Covert Candle Cake Monster (voice)
Jaeden Bettencourt Wally / Vampire Kid (voice)
Julia Lea Wolov Kelsey (voice)
Janie Haddad Tompkins Caren (voice)
Director Genndy Tartakovsky
Producer Michelle Murdocca
Executive Producer Allen Covert
Robert Smigel
Adam Sandler
Ben Waisbren
Writer Robert Smigel(story)
Adam Sandler(story)
Robert Smigel(screenplay)
Adam Sandler(screenplay)
Robert Smigel(dialogue)
Adam Sandler(dialogue)
Music Composer Mark Mothersbaugh
Action Director
Film Editor Catherine Apple
Casting Director Mary Hidalgo
Production Designer Michael Kurinsky
Art Director Steve Lumley
Costume Designer
Production Companies Columbia Pictures
LStar Capital
Sony Pictures Animation
Sony Pictures Digital
Sony Pictures Imageworks
Distributor Columbia Pictures
Song # 1I'm In Love With A Monster
Written byHarmony Samuels,   Carmen Reese,   Sara Mancuso,   Edgar Etienne,   Ericka Coulter
Composed byHarmony Samuels
Performed byFifth Harmony
Song # 2Johnny's Girl
Written byKeith Baxter,   Adam Sandler,   Robert Smigel
Song # 3Daddy's Girl
Written byAdam Sandler,   Robert Smigel
Song # 4GDFR
Written byThomas Allen,   Harold R Brown,   Mike Caren,   Andrew Cedar,   Morris D Dickerson,   Flo Rida,   Justin Franks,   Jerry
Performed byWar
Song # 5Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Written byJane Taylor
Song # 6Suffer, Suffer, Scream In Pain
Written byJane Taylor,   Adam Sandler,   Robert Smigel
Song # 7Worth It
Written byKid Ink,   Mikkel S Eriksen,   TE Hermansen,   Ori Kaplan,   Priscilla Renea
Performed byFifth Harmony
Song # 8Rollin'
Written byAdam McLeer,   Michael McLeer,   Russ-T Cobb
Performed byLordz of Brooklyn
Song # 9Friends Forever
Written byKeith Baxter,   Adam Sandler,   Robert Smigel
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Reviews on external websites
All ratings are based on 5. NA indicates rating not available.|Review by Susan Wloszczyna
Though I'm a longtime supporter of animated features, the recent need to churn out follow-ups to every cartoon hit only demeans a genre that thrives on imaginations, and is also aimed at impressionable children.
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The Guardian|Review by Jordan Hoffman
Director Genndy Tartakovsky’s second stay at Dracula’s lavish resort fails to live up to the first, with a predictable sequel unlikely to excite even the most dazzled kids
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Ibtimes|Review by Amy West
Perfect for children around the Halloween period, Hotel Transylvania 2 offers up spooky visuals with a sweet story, but it's loud and infantile gags are bound to annoy an older audience.
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3|Review by Gregory Wakeman
Gloriously wacky and always with a laugh around the corner, Hotel Transylvania 2 is fun, fast and a joy for both kids and adults alike, even if other critics don’t want to admit it.
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Independent|Review by Geoffrey MaCnab
An engaging and sometimes witty coming-of-age story, it is a patch above some of Sandler’s recent live-action films.
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3|Review by Stefan Pape
To call Adam Sandler divisive at the moment would seem almost too high a compliment, as the pin-up boy of the Razzies is also sitting on an unwelcome string of box office disasters – such as the recent endeavour Pixels.
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ListFilm|Review by Eddie Harrison
Dumbed down to the level of star Adam Sandler’s recent toxic output, the film's success and its low-brow humour made a sequel both inevitable and seemingly instantaneous. Thankfully, this second helping is marginally better than the first.
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