‘Hotel Transylvania’ to be turned into TV series

Los Angeles, July 16 (IANS) Animated feature film “Hotel Transylvania” will now be seen on small screen in the form of TV series.

Sony Pictures Animation and Nelvana are currently developing a TV series based on the animated feature film that features the voice of actor Adam Sandler and singer Selena Gomez among others, reports aceshowbiz.com.

The TV series will focus on the teenage years of Dracula’s daughter Mavis and her friends.

Gomez voices Mavis in the 2012 movie and its upcoming sequel, but the voice cast for the small-screen version has not been announced yet.

“We’re excited to be entering into a new relationship with Sony Pictures Animation to extend the world of ‘Hotel Transylvania’ into a new TV series. The hilarious characters and clever premise of ‘Hotel Transylvania’ set the stage for endless story possibilities,” said Colin Bohm, vice president and head of Corus Kids.

Sony Animation president Kristine Belson added: “Audiences have embraced the world and characters of ‘Hotel Transylvania’, so we are thrilled to be partnering with Nelvana to take them on new adventures, expanding on the teenage years of Mavis and her friends at the world-famous monster five star resort!”

The follow-up of “Hotel Transylvania” titled “Hotel Transylvania 2” will open in theaters across the nation on September 25.

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