Sony Pictures Consumer Products named Jazwares as master toy partner for Hotel Transylvania. Additionally, Simon & Schuster Children’s Group, Papercutz Comics, and Bendon Publishing will create books inspired by the film franchise and new TV series. Both categories will anchor the global licensing program, which will have cross-category representation.
Jazwares’ toy line will be based on new and classic characters from the franchise and will hit shelves next summer leading up to the release of Hotel Transylvania 3. A range of books from Simon & Schuster Children’s Group, Papercutz Comics, and Bendon Publishing will be available in different formats and begin to debut this fall.
Additionally, a new computer-animated short Puppy features many of Hotel Transylvania’s characters and debuted in theaters worldwide this summer before The Emoji Movie. Hotel Transylvania 3 will debut next July, and will mark the first time the characters venture outside of the hotel after Mavis surprises Dracula with a family voyage on a luxury Monster Cruise Ship.
The TV series premiered on Disney Channel this summer and follows Mavis’ teenage years. The series is produced by Nelvana and Sony Pictures Animation, and new episodes air Sundays at 8:00 p.m. on Disney Channel.