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Age by Age Review For: Hotel Transylvania
Hotel Transylvania
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Best For Kids (6-9)
Rated PG
Age-By-Age Guide
Animation | Comedy
To shield baby Mavis (Selena Gomez) from humans--whom he holds responsible for his wife's death--overprotective dad Count Dracula (Adam Sandler) builds a refuge for monsters, which is infiltrated by Jonathan (Andy Samberg), a young American backpacker, on his daughter's 118th birthday.

This animated monster movie is actually a fun family flick. Kids will relate to Mavis’ yearning to be independent, and parents will understand Dracula’s desperation to keep his little girl safe--even when she’s not such a little girl any more. Young viewers will be glad that they don’t have to wait until they're 118 years old to be allowed some freedom!
Baby (0-2)
No This movie is intended for older children.
Preschool (3-5)
Maybe Although the tone is generally warm and humorous, young preschoolers may still find some of the creatures disturbing.Five-year-olds, who get a kick out of twisted tales, will love the fact that the monsters are afraid of the humans and that Dracula reads Mavis "Tales of Humans" as a scary bedtime book.
Kids (6-9)
Yes Kids will find it funny when Dracula is continually annoyed by people who think vampires say, "Blah blah blah," when Mavis eats a bagel with scream cheese and when Jonathan grosses out Dracula by adjusting his contact lenses! They'll also laugh when Dracula sings to baby Mavis, "Hush little vampire, don't say a word, papa's gonna bite the head off a bird!"
Tweens (10-12)
Maybe Many tweens will probably find the movie too babyish although they may appreciate the creative nod to "Twilight."
--Lois Alter Mark, the Flicks for Kids Expert
Points For Parents
Movie Pluses

  • Encourages imagination
  • Celebrates the father-daughter bond
  • Fosters tolerance
Movie Minuses

  • Potty humor