Hotel Transylvania 4 Heads to Amazon as Latest Pandemic Film to Skip Theaters

The film, which was supposed to open this month, will instead debut Jan. 14

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Hotel Transylvania: Transformania is the most recent film to skip a theatrical release and head straight to a streamer. The fourth installment of the animated movie franchise will instead debut on Amazon Prime Video Jan. 14.

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The Sony film was set to premiere in theaters on Oct. 1, but that day came and went without a release or an announcement about alternative plans. Instead, Hotel Transylvania: Transformania will release worldwide (excluding China) on Amazon Prime.

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The first Hotel Transylvania film debuted in 2012, and the franchise has pulled in more than $1.3



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