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FIRST LOOK: ‘Hotel Transylvania’ Series Set For June Premiere

The previously-announced Hotel Transylvania: The Series will premiere June 25 on the Disney Channel, with new episodes airing every night at 8pm ET/PT through Thursday, June 29.

Sony Pictures Animation released this short teaser from the series this morning:

The 26×22-minute series, produced at Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana in Toronto, Canada, is a prequel that focuses on the teen years of Dracula’s daughter, Mavis, and her friends – Hank N Stein, Pedro, and Wendy Blob. The official synopsis:

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, but enter Aunt Lydia, Dracula’s older 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.

Beginning Sunday, June 4, Disney Channel will also debut three new shorts on its Youtube account and the Disney Channel app to build anticipation for the series. The shorts follow Mavis and her dad Drac as he prepares to join the Vampire Council.

“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 Scott Dyer, Nelvana president. “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.”

Genndy Tartakovsky is currently directing the third feature film in the Hotel Transylvania franchise, which is slated for 2018 release.

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  • Marc Hendry

    nice designs!

  • Jer

    I don’t know if I want a prequel series. I would like to expand on the world we already know.

  • top_cat_james

    Seems like an amalgam of Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends and Beetlejuice: TAS.

  • Cam Jirrey

    Really wish they tried to get Genndy back as a Consultant at the very least…

    • Inkan1969

      Yeah, this series would’ve looked a lot better in Genndy’s signature style.

  • Barrett

    I feel like saving this clip to send to people who ask “what’s the visual difference between “traditional 2d” and 2D animation done in Toom Boom?”

  • Inkan1969

    First, I’m surprised a non-Disney franchise is on the Disney Channel.

    Second, I wonder why they chose this prequel route instead of a followup to the movies. Did they think only “teenage” characters would be appealing to the demographic they want?