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Review: "Hotel Transylvania" Needs a "Do Not Disturb" Sign

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Hotel Transylvania was directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, and if this movie is Genndy Tartakovsky pouring out his bountiful imagination, creativity and energy, I’d hate to see what happens when he’s just collecting a pay check. Hotel Transylvania is trite, predictable, boring, and why am I even writing about it, because it’s not worth bothering over, […]

2013 Golden Globe Nominees Announced

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The nominees for the 2013 Golden Globe Awards have been announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The only category with an animated feature in contention is the Best Animated Feature Film award, with the nominees being: Brave (Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios; Walt Disney Pictures) Frankenweenie 
(Walt Disney Pictures; Walt Disney Pictures) Hotel […]

40th Annual Annie Awards Nominations Announced

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ASIFA-Hollywood has released the list of nominees for the 40th Annual Annie Awards, with the winners set to be announced on February 2, 2013. Among the nominees are: Best Animated Feature Brave – Pixar Animation Studios Frankenweenie – The Walt Disney Studios Hotel Transylvania – Sony Pictures Animation ParaNorman – LAIKA/LAIKA/Focus Features Rise of the […]

PR: Sony Pictures Animation & Sony Pictures Imageworks @ CTN Animation Expo Nov 16-18, 2012

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SONY PICTURES ANIMATION AND SONY PICTURES IMAGEWORKS FILMMAKER PRESENTATIONS AND RECRUITMENT OPPPORTUNITIES AT CTN ANIMATION EXPO NOV. 16-18 IN BURBANK Special Hotel Transylvania Behind the Scenes presentation with Director Genndy Tartakovsky Culver City, CA, November 12, 2012 – Sony Pictures Animation and Sony Pictures Imageworks will lead several engaging panels, signings and recruitment opportunities November […]

"Hotel Transylvania 2" Planned for September 25, 2015 Release

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Sony Pictures Animation is penciling in a release date of September 25, 2015, for Hotel Transylvania 2, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The first film, directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, was a surprise hit with a $258 million worldwide gross so far, making it Sony Pictures Animation’s highest-grossing title to date. No director is attached to […]

"Frankenweenie" Disappoints in Debut Weekend with $11.5M Box Office; "Hotel Transylvania" Adds $26.3M

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This past weekend’s estimated box office results held good news for Sony Animation’s Hotel Transylvania and disappointment for Disney’s Frankenweenie. Hotel Transylvania showed continuing strength with $26.3 million in ticket sales (estimated), placing it in the #2 box office spot behind Fox’s Taken 2 and representing a 38% drop from its premiere weekend for a […]

"Hotel Transylvania" Sets September Box Office Record with $42.5 Million Debut Weekend

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Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania set a box office record for a film released in September, scaring up $42.5 million in ticket sales in its premiere weekend, handily beating the last recordholder (2002′s Sweet Home Alabama, which took in $35.6 million). The box office take also represents the best opening for a Sony Pictures Animation […]

Review: "Hotel Transylvania" Brings the Laughs

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Sporting a host of amusing G-rated monsters and an overt Aesop about overprotective parenting, Hotel Transylvania is a successful and relentlessly silly comedy that might also have been a winning family movie with a stronger script. In lieu of that, the movie makes the most of Adam Sandler’s surprisingly effective performance as Count Dracula, which […]

PR: Sony Pictures Animation Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Retrospective Film Series/Screening of "Hotel Transylvania"

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SONY PICTURES ANIMATION CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY WITH RETROSPECTIVE FILM SERIES AND EXCLUSIVE SCREENING OF HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA Partnership with ASIFA-Hollywood and Animation Magazine Puts Spotlight on First Decade of Productions; Screenings include Filmmaker Reunions, Rare Footage and Giveaways Culver City, CA, August 27, 2012 – The 10th anniversary celebration of Sony Pictures Animation (SPA) continues with […]

SDCC2012: The "Hotel Transylvania" Panel Report

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On Thursday, July 12, at the San Diego Comic-Con International 2012, Sony Pictures Animation hosted a panel to discuss its new animated movie, Hotel Transylvania, hosted by producer Michelle Murdocca and director Genndy Tartakovsky, who reecently signed an overall agreement with the studio. Murdocca explained that the pitch for Hotel Transylvania was brought to Sony […]

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