Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana and Sony Pictures Animation have revealed the debut details of their new animated series Hotel Transylvania: The Series that is set to premiere on Disney Channel on 25 June. The series is based on the film franchise of the same name.
The around half an hour series, produced at the Nelvana studio in Toronto, focuses on the teenage years of Dracula’s daughter Mavis and her three closest friends Hank N Stein, Pedro and Wendy Blob.
“We are thrilled to be teaming up with Disney Channel to share the visual and epic storytelling of Hotel Transylvania: The Series with audiences worldwide,” said Nelvana, president, Scott Dyer.
“Working with our partners at Sony Pictures Animation, we are excited to build on the incredible global success of the franchise and bring the world of Hotel Transylvania to the small screen and family-friendly digital platforms,” he added.
With Dracula away on ‘Official Vampire Business’ Mavis finally sees her chance to show her father what she can do. With the help of her friends, she decides to put her brilliant ideas of how to run the Hotel into motion. At this point enters Aunt Lydia, Dracula’s elder and much meaner sister.
While Mavis and friends are ready to let loose and have fun, Aunt Lydia pushes for even more order and tradition at the Hotel.
Ahead of the series premiere, three new animated shorts will follow Mavis and her dad Drac as he prepares to join the prestigious Vampire Council.
The shorts, that will air starting 4 June will be available on the app and YouTube channel.
Hotel Transylvania (2012), directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, made US $358.4 million at the worldwide box office after setting a September opening record in the US. It was nominated for a Golden Globe, won two VES awards and seven Annie Awards.
A sequel, also directed by Tartakovsky, debuted in 2015, breaking the September opening record and marking SPA’s biggest opening. The third feature is due on 13 July, 2018.