The Hotel Transylvania franchise has had a very successful decade, but which of its characters have been recast during that time?

the Hotel Transylvania The film franchise now spans a decade, which means several characters have been recast during its 10-year run. Beginning with Hotel Transylvania in 2012, the franchise tells the story of Count Dracula, the owner of the hotel of the same name, where the monsters of the world can rest from human civilization. This ensemble of creepy creatures opened the door for several comedy stars to lend their voices to the project, with names like Andy Samberg, David Spade and Molly Shannon still associated with the Hotel Transylvania films today.

After the success of Hotel Transylvania 2 and Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer vacationthe latest offering from Sony, sees Dracula and his cadre of creatures accidentally turned into humans by Van Helsing’s “Monster Ray.” Hotel Transylvania: Transformania forces the now decidedly average Transylvanian group to venture into the South American jungle to find a new crystal for Van Helsing’s broken device. Hotel Transylvania: Transformania adds a new monstrous face to the franchise with Party Monster, played by YouTube star Tyler “Ninja” Blevins.


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But despite adding just one new character to its roster, Hotel Transylvania: Transformania is overseeing the franchise’s biggest casting overhaul yet, with the voices of three main characters changing hands. Adam Sandler’s departure is perhaps the most shocking of these actors Lucky Gilmore Star is one of Hotel Transylvania’s biggest names since the franchise debuted in 2012. Still, he’s not the only notable change. Everyone is here Character of Hotel Transylvania which has been remodeled over the years.

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As previously mentioned, the Hotel Transylvania franchise launched in 2012 and starred comedy legend Adam Sandler. Sandler played Dracula in the first three Hotel Transylvania installments before leaving the franchise in April 2021. Sandler is replaced by a voice actor and impressionist, and YouTuber Brian Hull, who also voiced Count Dracula in the 2021 Hotel Transylvania animated short Monster Pets.


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Like Dracula before him, Frank was played by the same actor in the first three Hotel Transylvania films before being recast in 2021. First played by a longtime actor Adam Sandler collaborator Kevin James, Frankenstein’s monster has since been recast and is now voiced by Brad Abrell. Voice actor Abrell has had a long and varied career in which he has lent his unique singing talents to a mix of film, television and video game projects over the past 30 years.


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Murray the Mummy was the first recast of the Hotel Transylvania character in franchise history, with Murray’s voice actor changing before Hotel Transylvania 2. Originally voiced by soul singer Cee Lo Green, comedy star Keegan-Michael Key has since taken over Murray’s duties for the following three Hotel Transylvania entries.

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As part of Hotel Transylvania: Transformania’s Voice Actor Exodus, Sadie Sandler followed her father out of the Movie Hotel Transylvania Studio will be replaced by Live Stream’s Zoe Berri. Adam Sandler and Kevin James have since revealed they are currently working on an untitled animation project with Netflix, meaning Sadie Sandler will likely also be starring alongside both of her former Hotel Transylvania co-stars.


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First voiced by Johnny Solomon in Hotel Transylvania 2, the amorphous blob was subsequently voiced by longtime franchise director Genndy Tartakovsky. Tartakovsky led the first three Hotel Transylvania entries while also writing the final franchise entry in the form of Hotel Transylvania: Transformania.

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