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Nelvana, Sony making Hotel Transylvania series

Hotel_TransylvaniaNelvana is making a series based on the animated feature film franchise Hotel Transylvania.

The original movie, from Sony Pictures Animation, was released in 2012 and the second instalment comes out later this year. It follows Dracula and the hotel he runs for monsters seeking a vacation.

Canadian prodco Nelvana, part of Canadian media giant Corus Entertainment, will make the small-screen version of Hotel Transylvania. It will focus on Dracula’s daughter, Mavis, and the adventures of her and her friends.

The TV series will be developed and produced out of Nelvana Studio in Toronto, Canada and deliver in early 2017. No broadcaster is attached 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,” said Colin Bohm, vice president, head of Corus Kids. “The hilarious characters and clever premise of Hotel Transylvania set the stage for endless story possibilities.”

Kristine Belson, president of Sony Pictures Animation 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.”