NEW YORK, June 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Bazooka Candy Brands, a division of The Topps Company, Inc., announced its newest film promotional partnership with Sony Pictures Animation and the upcoming summer movie, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, in theaters July 13. The confections company is thrilled to offer summer moviegoers an extra special treat through an exciting Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation-themed television commercial and eye-catching retail display merchandising that will drive to an amusing online Hotel Transylvania 3-themed game, Deck Dash, at Candymania.com which launched on June 25.
The collaboration will feature limited edition Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation-themed packaging across some of Bazooka Candy Brands' top-selling candy– Ring Pop®, Baby Bottle Pop®, Jumbo Push Pop®, Juicy Drop® Pop and Ring Pop® Gummies. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation-branded merchandisers featuring Drac, Mavis, Frank and the rest of everyone's favorite monster family are available now at retailers nationwide.
"We are always looking for new ways to bring Edible Entertainment to life, and this collaboration with Sony Pictures Animation and Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation is a perfect fit," said Sidra Riaz, Brand Manager at Bazooka Candy Brands. "Our products are a great way to bring the fun loving and hilariously silly characters in the film to life."
The new exciting Deck Dash game is available to play exclusively on Candymania.com. The game is inspired by Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, and allows players to use candy power ups to defeat crazy obstacles aboard a monster cruise ship and get Drac to his friends.
About Bazooka Candy Brands: Bazooka Candy Brands is a division of The Topps Company, Inc. and produces such iconic, high-quality candy products, as Ring Pop®, Push Pop®, Baby Bottle Pop®, Juicy Drop® Pop and of course, Bazooka® bubble gum. For additional information, visit www.candymania.com.
About Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation: In Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, join our favorite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else's vacation at the hotel. It's smooth sailing for Drac's Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions, and catching up on their moon tans. But the dream vacation takes a dangerous turn when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the human captain of the ship, Ericka, who holds a mysterious secret that threatens them all. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky and written by Genndy Tartakovsky and Michael McCullers, the film is produced by Michelle Murdocca.
About Sony Pictures Animation:
Sony Pictures Animation produces a variety of animated and family entertainment for audiences around the world. The studio is following its worldwide comedy hits—the record-breaking monster comedies Hotel Transylvania and Hotel Transylvania 2, the hybrid live action/animated blockbusters The Smurfs and The Smurfs 2, and the mouth-watering Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs movies—with the fully animated reboot Smurfs: The Lost Village available on digital and Blu-ray now; a surprising and comic take at the secret world inside our phones with The Emoji Movie now on Digital HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD; the inspirational The Star now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital. Next will be Genndy Tartakovsky's Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation in July 2018; from the minds of Chris Miller and Phil Lord will come next the groundbreaking animated feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse in December 2018, followed by the original feature comedy The Mitchells Vs. The Machines in January 2020; and the animated musical Vivo, featuring original songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda, in November 2020. The studio, in conjunction with Aardman Animations, has produced two critically acclaimed feature films: the CG-animated family comedy Arthur Christmas; and the Academy Award® nominated stop-frame animated high-seas adventure, The Pirates! Band of Misfits. In 2007, Surf's Up also received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Animated Feature Film; a sequel entitled Surf's Up 2: WaveMania is now available on digital and DVD. The division, whose first feature film Open Season led to a very successful movie franchise including the brand new Open Season: Scared Silly now available on digital, DVD and Blu-ray, was founded in 2002. Sony Pictures Animation is a division of the Sony Pictures Motion Pictures Group.