‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania’ set to premiere in January 2022 on Amazon Prime Video

Finally after a lot of delay, Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania: Transformania got itself a release dare. Sony has licensed worldwide streaming rights (excluding China) for to Amazon Prime Video. The fourth (final) installment of the animated feature film franchise will premiere on Prime Video worldwide in over 240 countries and territories on 14 January 2022.

“The success of the Hotel Transylvania franchise over the years speaks for itself. 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,” said Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke.

Talking about the $1.3 billion family film franchise, Sony Pictures Animation president Kristine Belson said, “The Hotel Transylvania franchise has been exceptional for Sony Pictures Animation, spanning nearly a decade and introducing the world to Genndy Tartakovsky’s singular vision, and we’re so proud of what our extraordinary directors Jennifer Kluska and Derek Drymon have brought to this special property.”

“These films have thrilled audiences and paved the way for so many artists working in CG animation, and now the family saga of Dracula and his daughter Mavis, son-in-law Johnny, and monster BFFs is coming to a close. We are thrilled to work with Amazon to bring this film to families everywhere,” Belson added. 

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).

Franchise creator Genndy Tartakovsky returns as one of the screenwriters and executive producers for the finale. Selena Gomez who is reprising her role as Drac’s daughter Mavis will also serve as an executive producer.  

Hotel Transylvania:Transformania is directed by Derek Drymon and Jennifer Kluska. The story is by Genndy Tartakovsky. Amos Vernon, Nunzio Randazzo and Tartakovsky looked after the screenplay.

The film is produced by Alice Dewey Goldstone and executive produced by Tartakovsky, Michelle Murdocca and Gomez. 

Sony Pictures Animation and Amazon’s deal for the animated franchise almost crossed $100 million, as reported by Variety in August.