Hotel Transylvania is a American 3D computer animated fantasy comedy film proced by Sony Pictures Animation . It was directed by Genndy Tartakovsky , the creator of Samurai Jack , Dexter"s Laboratory and Sym-Bionic Titan , and proced by Michelle Murdocca. The film features the voices of Adam Sandler , Andy Samberg , Selena Gomez , Kevin James , Fran Drescher , Steve Buscemi , Molly Shannon , David Spade and CeeLo Green .
The film tells a story of Count Dracula , the owner of Hotel Transylvania, where the world"s monsters can take a rest from human civilization. Dracula invites some of the most famous monsters to celebrate the 118th birthday of his daughter Mavis. When the hotel is unexpectedly visited by an ordinary 21-year-old traveler named Jonathan, Dracula must protect Mavis from falling in love with him before the hotel"s guests learn there is a human in the castle, which may jeopardize the hotel"s future.
The film was released on September 28, by Columbia Pictures . It was met with mixed critical reception from critics, while the general public received it favorably. Despite mixed reviews, Hotel Transylvania set a new record for the highest-grossing September opening weekend ever, earning a total of $358 million on a budget of $85 million. The film was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film