Fan Nickname: Dr. Orpheus: The Movie from those who noticed a comparison between Dracula and Mavis to Dr. Orpheus and his daughter Triana from The Venture Bros.. Both are single dads with a Large Ham nature, Orpheus has been mistaken for Dracula, both daughters are a Perky Goth with short hair, a short skirt, and striped stockings, and both girls have an Adorkable love interest.
Saved from Development Hell: The film was first pitched in 2002, started development in 2006, and went through 5 other directors before Genndy was brought. He was given the task of rewriting, redesigning the characters, and re-supervising the animation all in under a year. When he was made director, the film finally started to come together and was given a release date in 2012.
What Could Have Been: Jonathan was intended at one point to be the last descendant of Abraham Van Helsing, which would have created a even bigger conflict between him and Dracula. It is not known when this plot point was dropped.