At the 125th anniversary of the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula (voiced by Brian Hull) prepares to announce his retirement. He plans to hand over the hotel to his daughter, Mavis (voiced by Selena Gomez), and her human husband, Johnny (voiced by Andy Samberg). When Johnny finds out before the announcement and excitedly tells Dracula about all the new things he’ll do with the hotel, Dracula gets cold feet. He lies to Johnny, telling him he can’t inherit the hotel unless he’s a monster.
Ever the problem-solver, Johnny enlists the help of ex-monster hunter, Van Helsing (voiced by Jim Gaffigan), who uses his monster/human transformation ray to turn Johnny into a dragon monster. When Dracula finds out, he tries to transform Johnny back before Mavis finds out. In the process, Dracula accidentally turns Wayne the Werewolf (voiced by Steve Buscemi), Griffin the invisible man (voiced by David Spade), Murray the Mummy (voiced by Keegan-Michael Key), Frankenstein (voiced by Brad Abrell) and himself into humans.
Unfortunately, the transformation ray breaks, and Johnny and Dracula must venture to South America to fix it. Mavis and Dracula’s partner, Erika (voiced by Kathryn Hahn), quickly work out what has happened and chase after them to help. The group must race against the clock as the transformation ray continues to mutate inside Johnny, causing him to quickly become a frightening, brainless monster.
Vampires; monsters; transformations
Hotel Transylvania: Transformania has some violence. For example, Mavis accidentally punches human Dracula in the face and breaks his nose.
There are no sexual references in Hotel Transylvania: Transformania.
Alcohol, drugs and other substances
Hotel Transylvania: Transformania shows some use of substances. For example, characters drink from goblets, but there are no explicit references to alcohol.
Nudity and sexual activity
Hotel Transylvania: Transformania has some nudity and sexual activity. For example, when the invisible man (Uncle Griffin) is turned into a human, his naked bottom is shown in close up.
The following products are displayed or used in Hotel Transylvania: Transformania: Sony branded phones and televisions.
There is no coarse language in Hotel Transylvania: Transformania.
Ideas to discuss with your children
Hotel Transylvania: Transformania is the fourth instalment in the Hotel Transylvania series. It has a simple plot and slapstick humour, as well as clear messages about accepting others and finding the good in life.
Hotel Transylvania: Transformania is likely to entertain young fans of the series and children over 5 years. It isn’t suitable for children under 5 years because of its animated violence and scary scenes. We recommend parental guidance for children aged 5-8 years.
These are the main messages from Hotel Transylvania: Transformania:
- Accept others as they are.
- Look for the good in life, people and difficult situations.
Values in Hotel Transylvania: Transformania that you could reinforce with your children include considering the perspectives and experiences of others. This can help us better understand other people, ourselves and the world around us.
Hotel Transylvania: Transformania could also give you the chance to talk with your children about the real-life consequences of lying. Lying can hurt people’s feelings and have unintended consequences. It’s better to tell the truth.