Hotel Transylvania: The Series

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Hotel Transylvania: The Series
Hotel Transylvania - The Television Series logo.png
Genre 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 26
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 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] The last eight episodes of the first season were first streamed onto Netflix in the United States on June 25, 2018, prior to their air dates.

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 is one of Mavis' friends.[7]
  • Hank N Stein (voiced by Gage Munroe) is the son of Frank and Eunice and is one of Mavis' friends.[7]
  • Pedro (voiced by Joseph Motiki) is a fat mummy who resembles Murray and is 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 (voiced by Carter Hayden) 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]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
Shorts4June 9, 2017 (2017-06-09)June 26, 2017 (2017-06-26)
126June 25, 2017 (2017-06-25)TBA

Season 1 (2017–2018)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byStoryboard byOriginal air date [8][9]US viewers
(millions)
1a"Enter the Nosepicker"Robin BuddMark SteinbergFrank LitzenJune 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 BuddBen JosephEugene McDermottJune 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 BuddAlex GanetakosBrandon KruseJune 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 BuddEmer ConnonDave ThomasJune 26, 2017 (2017-06-26)1.09[11]
Mavis gives Hank the gift of basketball.
3a"Buggin' Out"Robin BuddAlice ProdanouTBAJune 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 BuddAndrew HarrisonTBAJune 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 BuddMark SteinbergTBAJune 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 BuddBen JoesphTBAJune 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 BuddEmer ConnonTBAJune 29, 2017 (2017-06-29)1.44[14]
Wendy wants to get taller, but is accidentally turned into a giant monster.
5b"Doppelfanger"Robin BuddAndrew HarrisonTBAJune 29, 2017 (2017-06-29)1.44[14]
Mavis' favorite singer comes to visit the hotel.
6a"Great Eggspectations"Robin BuddAlice ProdanouTBAJuly 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 BuddAndrew HarrisonTBAJuly 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 BuddBen JosephTBAJuly 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 BuddAlex GanetakosTBAJuly 16, 2017 (2017-07-16)0.83[16]
8a"Frankenstunt"Robin BuddAndrew HarrisonTBAJuly 23, 2017 (2017-07-23)1.05[17]
8b"What About Blob?"Robin BuddMark SteinbergTBAJuly 23, 2017 (2017-07-23)1.05[17]
9a"Curse Club"Robin BuddAlice ProdanouTBAJuly 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 BuddEmer ConnonTBAJuly 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 BuddBen JosephTBAAugust 6, 2017 (2017-08-06)1.05[19]
10b"Hank and the Real Boy"Robin BuddAlice ProdanouTBAAugust 6, 2017 (2017-08-06)1.05[19]
11a"The Wrapture"Robin BuddAlex GanetakosTBAAugust 20, 2017 (2017-08-20)0.80[20]
11b"Becoming Klaus"Robin BuddEmer ConnonTBAAugust 20, 2017 (2017-08-20)0.80[20]
12a"116 Candles"Robin BuddAndrew HarrisonTBAOctober 1, 2017 (2017-10-01)1.18[21]
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 BuddBen JosephTBAOctober 1, 2017 (2017-10-01)1.18[21]
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 BuddMark SteinbergTBAOctober 8, 2017 (2017-10-08)0.84[22]
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 BuddAlex GanetakosTBAOctober 15, 2017 (2017-10-15)1.00[23]
14b"Dude Where's My Garlic?"Robin BuddEmer ConnonTBAOctober 15, 2017 (2017-10-15)1.00[23]
15a"Bat Flap Fever"Robin BuddBen JosephTBAOctober 22, 2017 (2017-10-22)0.77[24]
15b"Thumb and Thumber"Robin BuddAlice ProdanouTBAOctober 22, 2017 (2017-10-22)0.77[24]
16a"Brain Drain"Robin BuddAlice ProdanouTBANovember 4, 2017 (2017-11-04)0.89[25]
16b"Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow"Robin BuddAndrew HarrisonTBANovember 4, 2017 (2017-11-04)0.89[25]
17a"Drop The Needle"Robin BuddAlex GanetakosTBANovember 11, 2017 (2017-11-11)0.83[26]
Cousin Klaus comes to Mavis looking for help with a terrible secret.
17b"Really Gross Anatomy"Robin BuddEmer ConnonTBANovember 11, 2017 (2017-11-11)0.83[26]
Dr. Gillman is discovered to be a fraud.
18"The Fright Before Creepmas"Robin BuddAndrew HarrisonTBADecember 2, 2017 (2017-12-02)0.72[27]
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.
19a"Exit Sandman"Robin BuddAlice ProdanouTBAJune 17, 2018 (2018-06-17)
(Canada)
N/A
The Sandman casts a spell on the hotel.
19b"Roadkill Trip"Robin BuddBen JosephTBAJune 17, 2018 (2018-06-17)
(Canada)
N/A
Mavis and Uncle Gene go on a road trip for the very last time.
20a"Top Wing"Robin BuddAndrew HarrisonTBAJune 23, 2018 (2018-06-23)
(Canada)
N/A

Wendy wants to join the hotel's aerial security team.

Note: Netflix US aired this episode on June 25, 2018.
20b"Fried Mean Tomatoes"Robin BuddEmer ConnonTBAJune 23, 2018 (2018-06-23)
(Canada)
N/A

Mavis tries to make Quasimodo nice.

Note: Netflix US aired this episode on June 25, 2018.
21a"Four Monsters and a Funeral"Robin BuddAlice ProdanouTBAJune 24, 2018 (2018-06-24)
(Canada)
N/A
Note: Netflix US aired this episode on June 25, 2018.
21b"Rainbow Doom"Robin BuddBen Joseph and Mike D'AscenzoTBAJune 24, 2018 (2018-06-24)
(Canada)
N/A
Note: Netflix US aired this episode on June 25, 2018.
22"Drac to the Future"Robin BuddAlex GanetakosTBAJune 25, 2018 (2018-06-25)
(Netflix US)
N/A

A self-updating book on the history of monsters gets displayed at the hotel. When Kitty gets sucked in, Mavis travels back in time to get her back.

Note: Teletoon aired this episode on June 30, 2018.
23a"Gorytelling"Robin BuddBen JosephTBAJune 25, 2018 (2018-06-25)
(Netflix US)
N/A
Note: Teletoon aired this episode on July 1, 2018.
23b"A Few Good Monsters"Robin BuddAndrew HarrisonTBAJune 25, 2018 (2018-06-25)
(Netflix US)
N/A
Note: Teletoon aired this episode on July 1, 2018.
24a"Mummyfest Destiny"Robin BuddAlex GanetakosTBAJune 25, 2018 (2018-06-25)
(Netflix US)
N/A
Note: Teletoon aired this episode on July 7, 2018.
24b"Bandages of Brothers"Robin BuddAndrew HarrisonTBAJune 25, 2018 (2018-06-25)
(Netflix US)
N/A
Note: Teletoon aired this episode on July 7, 2018.
25a"Creepover Party"Robin BuddMark SteinbergTBAJune 25, 2018 (2018-06-25)
(Netflix US)
N/A

Mavis' werewolf pals from her old Ghoul Guide troop are coming to the hotel for a visit and Mavis is super excited because it's their chance to finally earn the last badge on their Ghoul Guides sash.

Note: Teletoon aired this episode on July 8, 2018.
25b"Frankenstein & Son"Robin BuddAlice ProdanouTBAJune 25, 2018 (2018-06-25)
(Netflix US)
N/A

Frankenstein wants to try his hand at serious, dramatic acting, so he can win a shiny award.

Note: Teletoon aired this episode on July 8, 2018.
26"Fangceañera"Robin BuddMark SteinbergTBAJune 25, 2018 (2018-06-25)
(Netflix US)
N/A

On her 115th birthday, Mavis must travel to the mysterious and dangerous Fangceañera to earn her Dracula cape by completing three tasks spun on the Wheel of Destiny.

Note: Teletoon aired this episode on July 14, 2018.

Shorts (2017)[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.TitleWritten and storyboarded byOriginal air date
1"Summer Vacation"TBAJune 9, 2017 (2017-06-09)
A compilation of clips from the first season
2"Drac Be Trippin'"Michael D'AscenzoJune 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"Michael D'AscenzoJune 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"TBAJune 24, 2017 (2017-06-24)
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.[28] 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 and also on Pop in the UK the same year. The last eight episodes of first season were shown on Netflix in the United States on June 25, 2018, a year after the show premiered.

Home media[edit]

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release the first DVD volume in United States and Canada containing episodes 1-6 on October 23, 2018, under the name "The Legend of Pumpkin Guts".

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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