'Hotel Transylvania' TV Series Headed to Disney Channels Worldwide
Sony Pictures and Nelvana's small-screen version will debut on Disney Channel in the U.S. and elsewhere globally in 2017.
Sony Pictures Animation has licensed its TV treatment of the Hotel Transylvania movie to Disney Channel internationally, including the U.S. market.
The global deal will see Disney Channel take the broadcast and on-demand rights for the animated series produced in Toronto by Nelvana Enterprises. Disney nabbed Hotel Transylvania: The Television series for platforms in the U.S., Europe (excluding Germany), Latin America, Australia/New Zealand, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
The animated TV show is based on the 2012 Sony Animation hit film Hotel Transylvania, which grossed over $820 million in theaters worldwide. The small-screen adaptation will focus on the teenage years of Dracula’s daughter, Mavis, and her friends.
Disney Channel plans a 2017 premiere date. The global deal for Hotel Transylvania: The Television Series follows The CW network not going forward with its own period drama, Transylvania. Rick Mischel of Sony Pictures Animation will executive produce along with Scott Dyer, Colin Bohm and Irene Weibel for Nelvana.
"We know the Hotel Transylvania TV series will be in great hands with a strong global broadcasting partner like Disney, and look forward to audiences worldwide discovering the hilarious unknown adventures of a younger Mavis and her monster pals in a new adventure as we expand the franchise into television," Mischel said Monday in a statement.
The Hotel Transylvania TV series is being distributed by Sony Pictures TV in the U.S., and Nelvana is handling sales for the rest of the world.