The "Hotel Transylvania" film franchise has been thrilling fans around the globe since 2012. The story revolves around the famous Count Dracula, who is the owner of the hotel bearing the film title’s name. There, monsters like the Yeti, the Hydra, the Black Lagoon creatures and also the Gremlins can relax and take a break from the discomfort with human civilization. After the three parts released so far, the franchise is now to come to an end this year, as "Hotel Transylvania: Transformania" marks the finale of the successful animation series. Not a bad idea, after all, the franchise has earned increasing amounts of money with each sequel that has been released, bringing the total box office takings to a whopping 1.36 billion US dollars. It is therefore clear that the creators want to bring the extremely profitable franchise to a close with a final part without unnecessarily dragging on the story. After it became evident last September that the previous director Genndy Tartakovsky would no longer be part of the team after three movies, the newcomers Jennifer Kluska and Derek Drymon are given the chance to be creative in the final part. An understandable decision, since Tartakovsky has more than enough to do at present with the directing of Sony's "Black Knight" and "Fixed" projects. The expected release date for the movie, with a top-notch cast including Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Kevin James and Steve Buscemi, is July 23, 2021.
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