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Hotel Transylvania: Transformania | 2021 | PG | – 3.3.1

content-ratingsWhy is “Hotel Transylvania: Transformania” rated PG? The MPAA rating has been assigned for “some action and rude humor including cartoon nudity.” The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes a few kissing scenes and a few scenes of partial male nudity, many dangerous antics including diving into unknown bodies of water, characters being turned into monsters and back to humans (and vice versa), and some mild language and name-calling. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.


The 4th animated installment of the adventures of Dracula (voiced by Brian Hull) and his Hotel Transylvania: While Dracula has decided to retire he struggles with the idea of handing over the keys to his daughter (voiced by Selena Gomez) and her human partner (voiced by Andy Samberg). Also with the voices of Kathryn Hahn, Jim Gaffigan, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Spade, Keegan-Michael Key, Fran Drescher and Brad Abrell. Directed by Derek Drymon & Jennifer Kluska. [Running Time: 1:38]

Hotel Transylvania: Transformania SEX/NUDITY 3

 – We see the invisible man turned visible and nude (his bare chest, abdomen, back, legs and buttocks are shown) and he carries a Jell-O mold in front of his crotch in one scene and someone ties an apron around his waist; a werewolf also loses his fur revealing his bare abdomen. A man pulls off his clothing to his boxers (we see his bare chest, abdomen, back, legs to the thighs and buttock cleavage; please see the Violence/Gore category for more details). A man is shown wearing trunks that reveal his bare chest and abdomen. A man’s pants are pulled down and we see partial buttocks. At the very end of the end credits, we see large bare buttocks that fill the screen.
 A young man kisses a young woman on the cheek. A young woman kisses a young man on the cheek. A man and a woman hold hands. A character says, “Smoochy time,” and a man and a woman kiss off-screen (we hear smacking and giggling). A woman says, “Hey hot stuff,” and kisses a man. A young woman hugs a dragon monster.

Hotel Transylvania: Transformania VIOLENCE/GORE 3

 – A character deploys a device that turns any human into a monster and vice versa; a young man is turned into a dragon-type monster with sharp teeth and claws and a tail, a vampire is turned into a human and a hamster is changed into a giant hamster with large teeth and claws; a man shoots the device toward a monster and hits a different monster that turns into a human, but a zombie bites his arm and he turns into a zombie. A bat is struck by a device that turns him human and he falls out a window and into a swimming pool. Some monsters drink a green liquid from a fountain and are turned into humans; we see the invisible man nude (please see the Sex/Nudity category for more details), a werewolf loses his fur and we see his skin and a blob monster turns to a Jell-O mold.
 A man pulls off his clothing to his boxers and jumps from a high ledge into water where he is attacked by piranha fish and he jumps out of the water yelling. A dragon monster transforms and gets even larger, his teeth get bigger and sharper, and he roars and blows flames from his mouth. A bat flits around trying to aim a device at a large dragon monster to return him to his human form, the monster breaks holes in the wall of the cave where the bat is and the sunlight burns the bat’s wings a few times. A young woman punches a man in the nose.
 A man hyperventilates into an oxygen mask on an airplane that flies through heavy storms and the pilot bounces it around in the air; the man rushes toward the bathroom but is stopped by a flight attendant offering him food, he holds his mouth and retches, and he is dangled outside the plane by the ankles and then pulled back inside (he does not vomit). A car drops out of the bottom of a flying vessel and sails to the ground with a parachute attached; the car lands on the ground and speeds through a jungle, jump off a ridge and lands in water, the car becomes a boat and sails along a river. A boat floats into a dark cave, it falls over a giant waterfall and the occupants scream, it crashes into a body of water with lava spouts shooting up around them, stalactites fall down from the cave’s roof and the boat springs a leak; three young werewolves are shoved into the hole to keep water out, the boat runs aground and the passengers get out. Many characters enter a crystal cave and become confused by the multiple reflections they see; they panic and yell, one character says, “Blobby is freaking out,” and “He’s losing it.” A man panics when he sees the sun and when he stares into it, it burns his eyes and he says he cannot see; he stumbles through traffic in a busy street before a large dragon picks him up to avoid being struck. A man and a dragon monster fall off a tall peak, the monster struggles to sprout and use his wings to fly and catches the man just before he hits the ground. A magic broom swirls in the air as a young boy clings to it. A man and a young girl run into a green blob monster and we see them inside it (it like Jell-O).
 A variety of monsters is shown throughout the movie: monsters like Frankenstein’s monster (with rough stitch marks at the neck and wrists, including a woman that removes her head in a couple of scenes), a blob monster, monsters like the invisible man, and werewolf-like monsters. A monster blows flames from his mouth and several cars on a street crash together (no injuries are shown). A man and a dragon monster walk through a jungle, the man stumbles and stubs his toe (he yells), they walk across a rickety bridge and through a heavy downpour, and the man sneezes from pollen and turns his ankle. A man is stung by many mosquitoes and a dragon monster swats one on the man’s face and hurts him (he yells).
 A monster juggles running chainsaws in the air and when one is thrown it cuts the head off an ice sculpture, and a monster twirls flaming torches around. Monsters dance and one zombie-like monster lifts its leg and it snaps at the knee. A character is shown with a head attached to machinery that moves around on four wheels. A dragon monster pokes his feet and head out from inside a bus and carries it some distance. Thunder rumbles and lightning flashes with the opening credits. Two women build a tube maze to trap a giant hamster monster. A young werewolf nearly steps into a trap but is pulled away to safety.
 A man complains of a young man making him feel like a giant wooden stake is going right through his brain. A man complains about smelling bad after walking a great distance through a jungle. A man panics when he sees himself in a mirror (after he is turned human) and he sees that he is balding and has a belly.
 A character says, “Do your own dirty work.” A man says that he panicked and lied. A woman screams when she sees Frankenstein’s monster in human form and thinks he’s ugly; she cuts his hair off to the traditional style.

Hotel Transylvania: Transformania LANGUAGE 1

 – 1 mild anatomical term, name-calling (Mavy wavy, super weird, Honeybat, Honeyfangs, paranoid, cranky fangs, oh mighty king, hideous beast, clumsy, coo-coo, stupid hotel, monster hunting machine, mindless beast, sexy man, weird, treacherous, perilous, sad, deadly, impossible, disaster, buster, ridiculous), exclamations (shhh, keep up, chill, up to something, we’re dead, yeah, oops, what the…, alleyoop, aha, relax, oh no, whoa, what, oh my gosh, ow, Mavis is going to kill me, ok, wait, blah blah blah), 2 religious exclamations (e.g. Holy rabies). | profanity glossary |

Hotel Transylvania: Transformania SUBSTANCE USE

 – A fountain filled with green liquid flows in a hotel and people drink from it.

Hotel Transylvania: Transformania DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – Growing up, retiring, passing the reins of a family business, accepting those different from you, accepting change, starting new chapters in life, Van Helsing, optimism, empathy.

Hotel Transylvania: Transformania MESSAGE

 – If you only see the worst in things, you’ll miss the best parts. Look for the good in everything.

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