Saturday, June 30, 2018

catch up on Hotel Transylvania 1 & 2 before 3 comes into Theaters

It’s been 3 years since we had the last installment of Hotel Transylvania 2, but the wait is over for Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. Mark your calendars as it comes to theaters on July 13th. In the meantime, you have time to catch up on the first 2 movies.
My kids loved the first 2 and are looking forward to seeing the 3rd in the theater, and I’m 99% sure they will want me to get the DVD when that comes out as well as who doesn’t just love the cast? I’m talking Selena Gomez, Adam Sandler, Joe Jonas, Mel Brooks (Blazing Saddles anyone?), and the list goes on.

Welcome to Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up and no humans are allowed. One special weekend, Dracula (Adam Sandler) has invited all his best friends – Frankenstein and his wife, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, the Werewolf family, and more – to celebrate his beloved daughter Mavis’s (Selena Gomez) 118th birthday. For Dracula, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem, but the party really starts when one ordinary guy stumbles into the hotel and changes everything.

DVD Bonus Features Include:
· “Goodnight Mr. Foot” Mini-Movie: Directed and Animated by Genndy Tartakovsky
· 3 Deleted Scenes
· "Problem (Monster Remix)" Music Video by Becky G Featuring
· Behind the Scenes of “Problem (Monster Remix)”
· Commentary with Director Genndy Tartakovsky, Producer Michelle Murdocca, and Visual Effects Supervisor Daniel Kramer

In this monster comedy adventure, everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania! However, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is on vacation, things get batty as Drac enlists his monster friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp!

DVD Special Features:
· Fifth Harmony Music Video: “I’m In Love With A Monster”
· Character Sketch Gallery
· Feature Commentary with Adam Sandler, Robert Smigel and Allen Covert
· Feature Commentary with Director Genndy Tartakovsky

In Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, join our favorite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else's vacation at the hotel.   It's smooth sailing for Drac's Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions, and catching up on their moon tans. But the dream vacation takes a dangerous turn when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the human captain of the ship, Ericka, who holds a mysterious secret that threatens them all.

So before the new movie comes out, make sure you catch up by re-watching the first 2!

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  1. We saw the first one, but I had no idea there was a 2nd and a third coming. I totally do need to catch up!

  2. We're gearing up for a Hotel Transylvania binge ourselves. We have both on Blu-Ray, and we're so excited to see the third one.

  3. My kids love this movie. I am sure they will be all over this once it comes out!

  4. These are some of my kids favorite movies. They can not wait for the next one to come out!

  5. I was just thinking the other day that we needed to watch movies 1 and 2 again before we go see the new one. The new movie looks SO cute..we are excited to see it.

  6. Sounds like a movie kids would enjoy. We have not seen any of the Hotel Tanslyvania movies. I will have to look into them.

  7. I so need to do this with my kids! I don’t like watching sequels when I haven’t seen them all because I lose so much of the inside lines. Great reminder and the kids have been asking for movie night all last week.

  8. We're counting down until the 3rd movie comes out. We've seen the first 2 so many times!

  9. I can't wait to see the new one. I know my daughters have been waiting for this as well. I should go back and watch the other two just before I see the third. I loved the first two.

  10. Great movies for kids and adults. Love the story and characters.

  11. I haven't even seen the first 2 yet but I want to. I actually have them on my Netflix list.

  12. This is one of my favorite series. My 3 year old loves them. I can't wait to see the new one with her.

  13. Thank you so much for this! I love catching up with the previous movies when a new one is coming out! That mkes me so excited for the latest one!

  14. I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS MOVIE. I'm an adult and can proudly say that I fully enjoyed the first two movies.