Following its successful Academy Awards sojourn which saw Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse take home the prize for best animated feature, Sony Pictures have now made an important announcement: Hotel Transylvania 4 will be releasing on 22 December 2021! That’s right, The Hollywood Reporter writer Borys Kit revealed on his official Twitter handle that Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Releasing have began production on the film and also have a release date, as aforementioned. The animated horror-comedy franchise has gained a cult following since the 2012 release Hotel Transylvania kick-started an epic saga, while the third and the latest installment, which released last year, grossed $1.3 billion at the box-office worldwide, the highest figures registered in the series. Even though a formal announcement is yet to be made, the stellar principle voice-case of its prequels featuring Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, David Spade, Keegan-Michael Key, Molly Shannon, Fran Drescher and Mel Brooks, are all expected to be back for the fourth movie. However, whether Genndy Tartakovsky, who helmed all the previous three movies, will be back in the director’s seat is still unclear.