The film was released on September 28, 2012, by Sony Pictures Releasing, and was met with mixed critical reception, while the general public received it favorably, with many of them and some critics praising the colorful cartoony animation, humor and voice acting, while criticizing the predictable story and writing. It earned a total of $358 million worldwide, against a budget of $85 million, at the box office, and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film. It launched a franchise with a sequel titled Hotel Transylvania 2, which takes place seven years after the first film, released in 2015, and a third film titled Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation released in 2018. A television series based on the film premiered on Disney Channel in June 2017, focusing on the teenage years of Mavis and her friends at the Hotel Transylvania. A fourth film is set to be released on December 21, 2021.