Canada’s Nelvana to produce ‘Hotel Transylvania’ TV series

Characters from 2012's 'Hotel Transylvania.'. Handout

TORONTO — Canadian production company Nelvana announced Tuesday it is developing an animated TV series based on the 2012 movie Hotel Transylvania.

The company, part of Corus Entertainment, is partnering with Sony Pictures Animation on the project, which will be made in Toronto.

The movie, starring the voices of Adam Sandler and Selena Gomez, grossed $358 million worldwide. A sequel is due for release in September.

The small screen version will focus on Dracula’s teenaged daughter Mavis and her friends. Nelvana hopes to have the series ready in early 2017.

“The hilarious characters and clever premise of Hotel Transylvania set the stage for endless story possibilities,” said Colin Bohm, head of Corus Kids, in a release.

U.S. distribution of the Hotel Transylvania series will be handled by Sony Pictures Television but Nelvana will distribute the show elsewhere.


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