Amazon Prime expanded its library by gaining the exclusive streaming rights to the Sony Pictures Animation CGI-animated film ‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania.’ The movie is the fourth and final installment of the ‘Hotel Transylvania’ franchise that kicked off in 2012.
It was originally slated to be released theatrically in October 2021, but was delayed following pandemic lockdown measures. Sony eventually sold the film to Amazon Prime for $100 million. It will now be streamed on the platform worldwide on January 14, 2022.
The film has an ensemble cast including Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kathryn Hahn, Jim Gaffigan, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Spade, Keegan-Michael Key, Brian Hull (replacing Adam Sandler), Fran Drescher, Brad Abrell (replacing Kevin James), and Asher Blinkoff. It is directed by Jennifer Kluska and Derek Drymon.
You can watch the trailer below:
Amazon revealed the official synopsis:
“Drac and the Pack are back, like you’ve never seen them before in Hotel Transylvania: Transformania. Reunite with your favorite monsters for an all-new adventure that presents Drac (Brian Hull) with his most terrifying task yet. When Van Helsing’s (Jim Gaffigan) mysterious invention, the ‘Monsterification Ray,’ goes haywire, Drac and his monster pals are all transformed into humans, and Johnny (Andy Samberg) becomes a monster! In their new mismatched bodies, Drac, stripped of his powers, and an exuberant Johnny, loving life as a monster, must team up and race across the globe to find a cure before it’s too late, and before they drive each other crazy. With help from Mavis (Selena Gomez) and the hilariously human Drac Pack, the heat is on to find a way to switch themselves back before their transformations become permanent. The film also features the voices of Kathryn Hahn (Ericka), Steve Buscemi (Wayne), Molly Shannon (Wanda), David Spade (Griffin the Invisible Man), Keegan-Michael Key (Murray), Fran Drescher (Eunice), Brad Abrell (Frank), and Asher Blinkoff (Dennis).”
Head of Amazon Studios Jennifer Salke said in a statement, “The success of the Hotel Transylvania franchise over the years speaks for itself.” She added, “Audiences around the world have fallen in love with the films created by the brilliant Genndy Tartakovsky, and the latest installment is the perfect ending to an incredible journey. We could not be more excited to work with Sony, Genndy, Jennifer Kluska, Derek Drymon, Selena Gomez, and the talented producing team to bring this funny, heartwarming film to our customers early next year.”
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