Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

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Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
Hotel Transylvania 3 (2018) Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky
Produced by Michelle Murdocca
Written by
Based on Characters
by Todd Durham[2]
Music by Mark Mothersbaugh
Edited by Joyce Arrastia
Distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing[3]
Release date
  • June 30, 2018 (2018-06-30) (Amazon Prime[4])
  • July 13, 2018 (2018-07-13) (United States)
Running time
97 minutes[5]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $65 million[6]

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (known internationally as Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation)[7] is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Sony Pictures Animation and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing. It is the third installment in the Hotel Transylvania franchise and the sequel to Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015). The film is directed by Genndy Tartakovsky and written by Tartakovsky and Michael McCullers, and features Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Keegan-Michael Key, Molly Shannon, Fran Drescher, and Mel Brooks reprising their roles as well as new additions to the cast like Kathryn Hahn and Jim Gaffigan. It is scheduled to be released in the United States on July 13, 2018.


Taking place a few months after the events of the previous film, the story centers on Dracula (Adam Sandler), Mavis (Selena Gomez), Johnny (Andy Samberg), and the rest of their family, both human and monster, and friends as they take a vacation on a luxury Monster Cruise Ship, where Dracula suddenly becomes attracted to the ship's mysterious captain Ericka (Kathryn Hahn). What Dracula doesn't know is that Erika is secretly the great-granddaughter of Abraham Van Helsing (Jim Gaffigan), the notorious monster slayer and Dracula's ancient archenemy.[8] Now it is time for Mavis to be the leader of the "Drac Pack" and rally up everyone so they can stop Erika and save Dracula, before it's too late.

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In September 2015, Michelle Murdocca, the film's producer, said before the second film's release that the studio was "talking about number 3 and moving forward and taking the franchise to the next level", but she and director Genndy Tartakovsky would not return, since they were working on Tartakovsky's Can You Imagine?[14] before that project was later shelved.[15] That same month, Tartakovsky revealed that he would not be returning for the sequel, telling TheWrap that "two is enough. I have a lot of other ideas, and I kind of have to express them and have them come out."[16] In November 2015, Sony Pictures Animation announced that the third film, under the tentative title of Hotel Transylvania 3, will be released on September 21, 2018.[17]

Despite previously leaving the series to develop other projects, Tartakovsky later confirmed that he would return as the director for this installment.[9][14] Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, and Andy Samberg would also reprise their previous roles as Dracula, Mavis, and Johnny in the film, which was being written by Austin Powers writer Michael McCullers.[9] In June 2016, Sony Pictures Animation also confirmed that director Tartakovsky would be returning for the third film, after taking a leave of absence to work on the final season of his show Samurai Jack.[18] According to Tartakovsky, he returned after he got an inspiration from a "miserable" family vacation and major inspiration for the film from the Chevy Chase National Lampoon's Vacation movies as the film would take place aboard a cruise ship.[19][20][21] By early November 2017, the film had been entitled as Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation.[22]


Mark Mothersbaugh is set to score the third film, since he previously scored the first two films.


Summer Vacation was originally scheduled for release on September 21, 2018, which was later moved earlier to July 13, 2018.[23][24] A video game adaptation, titled Hotel Transylvania 3: Monsters Overboard, will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Microsoft Windows on July 13, 2018.[25]


The first teaser trailer was released online on November 16, 2017,[26][27] the official trailer for the film was released on March 21, 2018.[28] A 95-second sneak peek of the film was released online via Sony Pictures Entertainment's YouTube channel on May 7, 2018.[29]


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  15. ^ Wills, Scott (July 8, 2017). "Story pitch art for a Genndy Tartakovsky feature that didn't get made. Characters designed by Craig Kellman". Instagram. Retrieved December 28, 2017. 
  16. ^ Verhoeven, Beatrice (September 29, 2015). "'Hotel Transylvania 2' Director Confirms He Won't Return for Third Movie: 'Two is Enough'". TheWrap. Retrieved November 3, 2015. 
  17. ^ Lesnick, Silas (November 2, 2015). "Hotel Transylvania 3 Opens Its Doors in 2018!". Retrieved November 3, 2015. 
  18. ^ Kit, Borys (June 20, 2016). "Sony Unveils Plans for Animated 'Spider-Man' and 'Emojimovie: Express Yourself'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 21, 2016. 
  19. ^ Grobar, Matt (January 18, 2017). "Sony Pictures Animation Details Upcoming Slate, Including Julia Roberts' 'Smurfs' Role". Deadline. Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  20. ^ Mendelson, Scott (January 19, 2017). "Sony Pictures Animation Unveils 'Spider-Man,' 'Hotel Transylvania 3,' 'Smurfs' And More". Forbes. Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  21. ^ Drum, Nicole (October 5, 2017). "'Hotel Transylvania 3' Reveals First-Look Photo". ComicBook. Retrieved December 28, 2017. 
  22. ^ "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved November 16, 2017. 
  23. ^ Lesnick, Silas (November 2, 2015). "Hotel Transylvania 3 Opens Its Doors in 2018!". Retrieved November 3, 2015. 
  24. ^ "Sony Pictures 2018 Schedule Shifts Hotel Transylvania, Bad Boys, Goosebumps and More". February 6, 2017. Retrieved February 7, 2017. 
  25. ^ Imtiaz, Khurram. "Hotel Transylvania 3: Monsters Overboard Announced For PS4, Xbox One, PC And Switch". Gearnuke. Retrieved 30 April 2018. 
  26. ^ "Drac Goes Hawaiian for New 'Hotel Transylvania 3' Poster; Trailer Tomorrow - Bloody Disgusting". November 15, 2017. Retrieved 16 November 2017. 
  27. ^ "HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION - Official Trailer (HD)". YouTube. November 16, 2017. Retrieved November 16, 2017. 
  28. ^ "HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION - Official Trailer #2 (HD)". YouTube. March 21, 2018. Retrieved March 21, 2018. 
  29. ^ "HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION – Sneak Peek". YouTube. May 7, 2018. Retrieved May 7, 2018. 

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