Hotel Transylvania: The Series

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Hotel Transylvania: The Series
Hotel Transylvania - The Television Series logo.png
Genre Horror comedy[1]
Animation
Based on Hotel Transylvania
by Todd Durham[2]
Developed by Mark Steinberg
Directed by Robin Budd[3]
Voices of
Theme music composer
  • Stephen Skratt
  • Asher Lenz
Composer(s)
  • Stephen Skratt
  • Asher Lenz
Country of origin
  • Canada
  • United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 18
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Rick Mischel[4]
  • Scott Dyer
  • Irene Weibel[4]
Producer(s) Jane Crawford
Running time 22 minutes (2x 11-minute shorts)[5]
Production company(s)
Distributor
Release
Original network
Picture format HDTV 1080i
Audio format Stereo
Original release June 25, 2017 (2017-06-25) – present

Hotel Transylvania: The Series[5] is an animated horror 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 2012 film Hotel Transylvania, taking place four years before the events of the first film, focusing on the teenage years of Mavis and her friends at the Hotel Transylvania.[6]

The first season, consisting of 26 episodes, premiered on June 25, 2017, on Disney Channel in the United States, and October 2, 2017 on Teletoon, with the first episode released earlier on June 20, 2017, on the WATCH Disney Channel app, YouTube, and VOD.[5]

Plot[edit]

The series takes place four years before the film and follows Mavis & her friends as they have fun adventures at the Hotel Transylvania.[1]

Characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Mavis (voiced by Bryn McAuley) is Dracula's 114-year-old daughter who wants to have fun with her friends.[7]
  • Wendy Blob (voiced by Evany Rosen) is a blob that is the daughter of Blobby and one of Mavis' friends.[7]
  • Hank N Stein (voiced by Gage Munroe) is the son of Frank and Eunice and one of Mavis' friends.[7]
  • Pedro (voiced by Joseph Motiki) is a fat mummy who resembles Murray and one of Mavis' friends.[7]
  • Aunt Lydia (voiced by Dan Chameroy) is Dracula's older sister who pushes more order and tradition at the Hotel when Mavis and her friends want to have fun.[7]
  • Diana is Aunt Lydia's pet chicken.
  • Dracula (voiced by David Berni) is Mavis' dad and is away on "official vampire business"[7] at the Vampire Council.

Supporting[edit]

  • Frank (voiced by Paul Braunstein) is the father of Hank N Stein.
  • Eunice is the mother of Hank N Stein.
  • Quasimodo (voiced by Scott McCord) is Hotel Tranyslvania's residential chef.
  • Uncle Gene (voiced by Patrick McKenna) is Mavis' uncle who enjoys playing video games.
  • Dr. Gillman is a gill-man who is Hotel Transylvania's residential physician.
  • Donald and Kitty Cartwright are a couple of humans who live near Hotel Transylvania. Donald is the fun and dim-witted father and Kitty is the overprotective mother who does anything to keep monsters away from her house, including installing the house with a high tech security system.
  • Cerberus is a three-headed guard dog that mostly resides in Hotel Transylvania's Cerberus Pit.
  • Klaus is Mavis' cousin who always beats her.

Production[edit]

Hotel Transylvania: The Series' voice cast is based in Toronto, Canada, with the Dayton/Walters casting agency being responsible for the casting.

Episodes[edit]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
Shorts 4 June 9, 2017 (2017-06-09) June 26, 2017 (2017-06-26)
1 26 June 25, 2017 (2017-06-25) TBA

Season 1 (2017)[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Storyboard by Original air date [8][9] U.S. viewers
(millions)
1a "Enter the Nosepicker" Robin Budd Mark Steinberg Frank Litzen June 25, 2017 (2017-06-25)[note 1] 0.96[10]
When an unexpected visit from an infant human brings chaos to the hotel, Mavis and her friends must make sure that her Aunt Lydia never finds out, not to mention let it intervene with the hotel's inspection.
1b "Hide & Shriek" Robin Budd Ben Joseph Eugene McDermott June 25, 2017 (2017-06-25)[note 1] 0.96[10]
After finding her long-lost spirit doll, Mavis decides to have some fun with her. But the hidden truth is, the "playful" doll wants to be with Mavis and her friends – forever. Now, Mavis must figure out how to get rid of the annoying undetachable nuisance before it's too late.
2a "Bad Friday" Robin Budd Alex Ganetakos Brandon Kruse June 26, 2017 (2017-06-26) 1.09[11]
The friends compete for an award when the holiday known as Bad Friday arrives.
2b "Hoop Screams" Robin Budd Emer Connon Dave Thomas June 26, 2017 (2017-06-26) 1.09[11]
Mavis gives Hank the gift of basketball.
3a "Buggin' Out" Robin Budd Alice Prodanou TBA June 27, 2017 (2017-06-27) 1.18[12]
Mavis puts the wrong bugs in the guest's rooms causing them to tell the truth and has to figure out a solution.
3b "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Medusa" Robin Budd Andrew Harrison TBA June 27, 2017 (2017-06-27) 1.18[12]
Lydia's enemy from high school arrives at the hotel...after being invited by Mavis!
4a "Adventures In Vampiresitting" Robin Budd Mark Steinberg TBA June 28, 2017 (2017-06-28) 1.12[13]
Mavis disguises herself as a human to spy on a family, but ends up babysitting a child. Her and her friends engage in shenanigans around the house, but soon the real babysitter shows up and informs the mother of the monsters, the house is then put on lockdown, and the monsters have to find a way to escape. In the end, Mavis decides humans shouldn't be feared.
4b "Phlegm Ball" Robin Budd Ben Joesph TBA June 28, 2017 (2017-06-28) 1.12[13]
Mavis and her friends are visited by Claus, her cousin who wishes to prove he's better at playing phlegm ball than her. When she learns her friends have been letting her win, Mavis accepts Claus' challenge, but her dad's lucky fangs are on the line.
5a "Wendy Big and Tall" Robin Budd Emer Connon TBA June 29, 2017 (2017-06-29) 1.44[14]
Wendy wants to get taller, but is accidentally turned into a giant monster.
5b "Doppelfanger" Robin Budd Andrew Harrison TBA June 29, 2017 (2017-06-29) 1.44[14]
Mavis' favorite singer comes to visit the hotel.
6a "Great Eggspectations" Robin Budd TBA TBA July 9, 2017 (2017-07-09) 1.21[15]
Mavis proves that she's responsible by taking care of one of Quasimodo's eggs.
6b "Hotel Pennsylvania" Robin Budd TBA TBA July 9, 2017 (2017-07-09) 1.21[15]
Mavis and her friends try to find a way to watch the finale of their favorite TV show after Aunt Lydia, disconnects all the cables in the hotel.
7a "Breakfast at Lydia's" Robin Budd TBA TBA July 16, 2017 (2017-07-16) 0.83[16]
After Mavis becomes employee of the month, she joins her Aunt Lydia in the monthly employee of the month breakfast.
7b "The Trouble with Wendies" Robin Budd TBA TBA July 16, 2017 (2017-07-16) 0.83[16]
8a "Frankenstunt" Robin Budd TBA TBA July 23, 2017 (2017-07-23) 1.05[17]
8b "What About Blob?" Robin Budd TBA TBA July 23, 2017 (2017-07-23) 1.05[17]
9a "Curse Club" Robin Budd TBA TBA July 30, 2017 (2017-07-30) 1.12[18]
Pedro tries to learn how to put a curse on people
9b "Casket if You Can" Robin Budd TBA TBA July 30, 2017 (2017-07-30) 1.12[18]
After Diane gets sick, Mavis is in charge of watching her Aunt Lydia's casket while she sleeps.
10a "A Scare to Remember" Robin Budd TBA TBA August 6, 2017 (2017-08-06) 1.05[19]
10b "Hank and the Real Boy" Robin Budd TBA TBA August 6, 2017 (2017-08-06) 1.05[20]
11a "The Wrapture" Robin Budd TBA TBA August 20, 2017 (2017-08-20) 0.80[21]
11b "Becoming Klaus" Robin Budd TBA TBA August 20, 2017 (2017-08-20) 0.80[21]
12a "116 Candles" Robin Budd TBA TBA October 1, 2017 (2017-10-01) 1.18[22]
Mavis wants to go to a Jett Black concert, but Aunt Lydia won't let her. Mavis gives Lydia a perfume that reverts her age back to a teenager.
12b "Stop or my Mummy will Shout" Robin Budd TBA TBA October 1, 2017 (2017-10-01) 1.18[22]
Pedro's mummy mommy comes to visit him at the hotel, so to impress her, they pretend Pedro is in charge.
13 "The Legend of Pumpkin Guts" Robin Budd TBA TBA October 8, 2017 (2017-10-08) 0.84[23]
Curious to know the secret behind Halloween, Mavis and her cousins break out of lockdown to find the truth before Aunt Lydia discovers them missing. At the Vampire Council, Dracula runs off to find and protect Mavis, he reveals to her that many centuries ago, a curious young monster had caused the mythical "Pumpkin Guts" to rise and terrorize the monster world and that he was the culprit. He and Mavis then fight as bats to stop it and learn that candy is its weakness.
14a "Fright of Hand" Robin Budd TBA TBA October 15, 2017 (2017-10-15) 1.00[24]
14b "Dude Where's My Garlic?" Robin Budd TBA TBA October 15, 2017 (2017-10-15) 1.00[25]
15a "Bat Flap Fever" Robin Budd TBA TBA October 22, 2017 (2017-10-22) 0.77[26]
15b "Thumb and Thumber" Robin Budd TBA TBA October 22, 2017 (2017-10-22) 0.77[27]
16a "Brain Drain" Robin Budd TBA TBA November 4, 2017 (2017-11-04) 0.89[28]
16b "Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow" Robin Budd TBA TBA November 4, 2017 (2017-11-04) 0.89[28]
17a "Drop The Needle" Robin Budd TBA TBA November 11, 2017 (2017-11-11) 0.83[29]
17b "Really Gross Anatomy" Robin Budd TBA TBA November 11, 2017 (2017-11-11) 0.83[29]
18 "The Fright Before Creepmas" Robin Budd TBA TBA December 2, 2017 (2017-12-02) 0.72[30]
Mavis meets Krampus and begs him to fix a 1,000-year-old mistake so Aunt Lydia will allow everyone else to enjoy a family Creepmas.

Shorts[edit]

These shorts were released through WATCH Disney Channel and Disney Channel's YouTube, they also sometimes air on Disney Channel during commercial breaks.

No. Title Written and storyboarded by Original air date
1 "Summer Vacation" TBA June 9, 2017 (2017-06-09)
A compilation of clips from the first season
2 "Drac Be Trippin'" TBA June 11, 2017 (2017-06-11)
Drac is a terrible packer, so Mavis wants to help make sure he has everything he'll need while away at the Vampire Council.
3 "Who's the Boss" TBA June 18, 2017 (2017-06-18)
With her dad leaving for the Vampire Council, Mavis wants to prove that she can be the hotel’s temporary manager, so she shows off all the great things she’s done around the hotel.
4 "Ballad of Mavis" TBA June 24, 2017 (2017-06-24) (TV)
June 26, 2017 (2017-06-26) (online)
Mavis is the frightener of humans and caused the most blood-curdling scream on Bad Friday!

Broadcast[edit]

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.[6] 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;[31] in India, the series premiered on December 18, 2017, on Disney Channel India. The series will be shown in Germany by Super RTL in 2018., It will air on Pop in the UK on 2018.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b This episode was released early on June 20, 2017 on the WATCH Disney Channel app, YouTube, and VOD.[5]

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