Adam Sandler may have racked up Razzie Award nominations for last year’s flops ‘Pixels’ and ‘The Cobbler’, but no one is razzing him about last fall’s #1 box office champ ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’. The animated sequel scored big in the weeks leading up to Halloween and even continued drawing audiences afterward.
The movie is now available on DVD and BluRay. While the DVD does include its share of Extras, there are many that are only on the BluRay. One of these exclusive special feature is an interesting look behind-the-scenes at the creation of this family movie. One element in the sequel that differentiated it from the first movie was the exploration of the human world and how it differed from the monsters’ world. Production designer John Kurinsky delves into the process that went into designing the overall look of the sequel and how it differed from and built upon the first.
You can watch the clip here:
To announce the home video release, Sony had released this press release:
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 Arriving on Digital HD Dec. 22 in time for the Holidays! On Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & DVD Jan. 12
“A joy for both kids and adults alike.”
– Greg Wakeman, CinemaBlend
Drac’s Pack is Back In the #1 Monster Comedy of the Year!
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2
Arriving on Digital HD Dec. 22 in time for the Holidays!
On Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & DVD Jan. 12
Special Features Include Fifth Harmony Music Video, Sing-Along Scary-oke, Deleted Scenes, and more
Culver City, Calif. (Nov. 23, 2015) – Sony Pictures Animation’s monster family box-office hit HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2, which grossed more than $430 million in theaters worldwide to date, will debut on Digital HD Dec. 22, just in time for holiday viewing and on Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on Jan. 12 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The Hotel Transylvania sequel reunites ‘Drac’s Pack’ of loveable characters, led by “Vampa” Drac (Adam Sandler, Grown-Ups) as they try to put Mavis (Selena Gomez, Spring Breakers) and Johnny’s (Andy Samberg, TV’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) son Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp to bring out his vampire side. But little do they know that Drac’s grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad (comedy legend Mel Brooks) is about to pay the family a visit to the hotel. And when Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not a pure blood and humans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania, it doesn’t take long for things to get batty!
The record-breaking film, which scored the best September opening of all-time previously held by the original Hotel Transylvania and was the #1 family film internationally for eight consecutive weeks, also features Kevin James (Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2), David Spade (TV’s “Rules of Engagement”), Steve Buscemi (TV’s “Boardwalk Empire”), Keegan-Michael Key (TV’s “Key and Peele”), Molly Shannon (TV’s “Saturday Night Live”) and Fran Drescher (TV’s “The Nanny”). HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 marks the return of 3-time Primetime Emmy winning director Genndy Tartakovsky (Star Wars: Clone Wars), along with producer Michelle Murdocca (Hotel Transylvania). The screenplay is by Adam Sandler and Robert Smigel (TV’s “SNL”).
The Blu-ray combo pack and DVD are full of extras, including Fifth Harmony’s “I’m in Love With a Monster” music video, a character sketch gallery, an inside look at how the filmmakers and animators created Hotel Transylvania 2 and director commentary with Genndy Tartakovsky. Exclusive to the Blu-ray are interactive featurettes on how to throw the ultimate monster party and draw your favorite characters from the film, a special Monster Scary-oke, which gives viewers the chance to sing along with Dennisovitch to spooky versions of three classic songs, must-see deleted scenes and much more.
Synopsis: In this all-new 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 (also on Blu-ray & Digital*)
• 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
Blu-ray & Digital Exclusives*
All DVD Bonus Features Plus…
• Sing Along with Monster Scary-Oke!
• Deleted Scenes
• Make the Scary, Silly Sounds of Hotel Transylvania 2
• How to Throw The Ultimate Monster Party
• How to Draw Your Favorite Characters
• The New Guys: Meet Vlad, Dennis, Kakie and More!
* Digital Extras only available with iTunes Extras and Vudu Extras+
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 has a running time of 89 minutes and is rated PG for some scary images, action and rude humor.
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Sony Pictures Animation produces a variety of animated and family entertainment for audiences around the world. The studio is following its worldwide comedy hits—the record-breaking monster comedies Hotel Transylvania and Hotel Transylvania 2, the hybrid live action/animated blockbusters The Smurfs and The Smurfs 2, and the mouth-watering Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs movies; the fully animated reboot Get Smurfy in March 2017; the inspirational story The Lamb in December 2017; and an animated Spider-Man feature from the minds of directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord in Summer 2018. The studio, in conjunction with Aardman Animations, has produced two critically acclaimed feature films: the CG-animated family comedy Arthur Christmas; and the Academy Award® nominated stop-frame animated high-seas adventure, The Pirates! Band of Misfits. In 2007, Surf’s Up also received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Animated Feature Film. The division, whose first feature film Open Season led to a very successful movie franchise including the upcoming Open Season: Scared Silly in Spring 2016, turned 10 in 2012. Sony Pictures Animation is a division of the Sony Pictures Motion Pictures Group.
The movie is now available to purchase in every format.
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