The next hot movie title will probably bypass cinemas and go straight to the streaming service. This time we are talking about the fourth part of the famous cartoon “Hotel Transylvania”. If the movie’s producer Sony Pictures Animation and Amazon reach an agreement, Hotel Transylvania: Transformania will premiere on the Amazon Prime streaming platform. According to Variety, Amazon will pay more than $100 million for this option.
The first part of “Hotel Transylvania” first appeared in theaters in 2012. Since then, along with the subsequent parts of the series, the three films of the series have brought in more than 300 million dollars in cinemas around the world. However, the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the distributors’ approach to such family animated films. Fear of contagion and the increasingly dangerous delta variant have prompted families to avoid going to theaters. And it was precisely these family outings that made the animation “Hotel Transylvania” so successful.
The fourth installment of the series was scheduled to hit theaters on October 1. Sony studio began searching for a new distribution model when voices emerged about the new restrictions in early August of this year, which are planned to be introduced in the coming weeks. I’m talking about committing to getting valid COVID-19 vaccines, or getting a negative test no more than 72 hours before getting tested. As it was announced, restrictions began to appear, bringing the box office success of animated films shown in cinemas into question.
Sony is the only big movie studio that doesn’t have its own streaming service. Therefore, many of his potential movies have ended up on different streaming services. These titles include Mission Greyhound (Apple TV+), American Pickled (HBO Max), Christmas Shock (Hulu), Fatherhood, and Mitchells vs. Machines, Vivo (all Netflix), and Cinderella”, which will be available on Amazon Prime from September 3.
“Hotel Transylvania: Transformania” has been announced as the final installment of the series. In the roles of Dracula and Frankenstein, this time we will not hear Adam Sandler and Kevin James, who have been replaced by Brian Hall and Brad April. The other roles will be played by the same artists as in the previous installments of the series. Characters are voiced by Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Catherine Hahn, Jim Gavigan, Molly Shannon, Keegan Michael Key, and Fran Drescher. (life PAP)
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