Vampirina facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsVampirina
|Created by||Chris Nee|
|Developed by||Jeny Quine|
|Voices of||Isabella Crovetti
James Van Der Beek
Ian James Corlett
Dee Bradley Baker
Jordan Alexa Davis
|Opening theme||"Vampirina" theme by Isabella Cramp, Lauren Graham, and James Van Der Beek|
|Ending theme||"Vampirina" theme (instrumental)|
|Country of origin||United States
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||70 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Chris Nee
|Running time||24 minutes (2x 12-minute segments)|
|Production company(s)||Brown Bag Films|
|Distributor||Disney-ABC Domestic Television|
|Original network||Disney Junior
|Original release||October 1, 2017– present|
Vampirina is an Irish-American comedy horror computer-animated children's television series created by Chris Nee. Based on the Vampirina Ballerina series of books written by Anne Marie Pace and published by Disney-Hyperion, the series was announced in March 2016 and premiered on Disney Channel and Disney Junior on October 1, 2017. It features much of the staff that has worked on another program created by Nee, Doc McStuffins. In January 2018, a second season was announced by Disney, which premiered on December 7, 2018. A third season was announced on September 7, 2018, which premiered on October 5, 2020. This series is aimed for ages 2 to 8.
Vampirina follows the story of Vampirina "Vee" Hauntley who becomes the new kid on the block after she and her family move from Transylvania to Pennsylvania to open a local bed and breakfast called the Scare B&B for visiting ghouls (including vampires) and goblins. The Hauntley family have to learn to do things the "Pennsylvania way," especially when Vee is at school, all while keeping their monster lives a secret from humans so they don't scare them.
- Vampirina "Vee" Hauntley (voiced by Isabella Crovetti) – A physically 8-year-old vampire, but biologically near 200 years old as stated in "Countess Vee". Unlike in the books, in the TV adaptation she and her family have blue skin and super-speed. She is the lead singer and spookylele player of her band, the Ghoul Girls.
- Boris and Oxana Hauntley (voiced by James Van Der Beek and Lauren Graham respectively) – Vee's parents who are the proprietors of the Scare B&B.
- Demi (voiced by Mitchell Whitfield) – A blue ghost who lives with the Hauntleys. He is Vee and Gregoria's sidekick.
- Gregoria (voiced by Wanda Sykes) – A 473-year-old gargoyle who is Vee's sidekick.
- Poppy Peepleson (voiced by Jordan Alexa Davis) – Edna's daughter who is Vee's best friend. She is the first human who discovers Vee's true identity, but promises not to tell anyone. She's the drummer and the youngest of the Ghoul Girls. She is 8-years-old. In "Double Double Halloween Trouble", she and her family are revealed to be Hispanic. Her first name is probably chosen as a reference to Gothic author Billy Martin's pen name Poppy Z. Brite (cf. her brother's first name being that of Edgar Allan Poe).
- Bridget (voiced by ViviAnn Yee) – A very shy and nervous girl who is another one of Vee's friends. She also soon discovers Vee's identity, and like Poppy, promises to keep it secret. She has a pet Siamese cat named Miss Cuddlecakes. She's the bassist and the smartest of the Ghoul Girls. She is also 8-years-old. She is revealed to be partly Jewish in "Double Double Halloween Trouble".
- Edgar Peepleson (voiced by Benji Risley) – Poppy's older twin brother who is a monster enthusiast and runs a vlog called "Weekly Weirdness". In the season 2 finale episode "Ghoul Guides Save the Day", he finally learns Vee's secret of her family being vampires, and the fact that monsters are actually real when he visits Vee's home town, Transylvania for the first time. However, just like Poppy and Bridget, he promises not to tell anyone. He is the percussionist and the only boy member of the Ghoul Girls. He is 8-years-old. Similarly to his sister, Edgar's first name is probably chosen as a reference to a Gothic author - namely Edgar Allan Poe.
- Chef Remy Bones (voiced by Ian James Corlett) – A skeleton who is the head chef of the Scare B&B. He speaks with a French accent.
- Wolfie (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) – A purple dog who is the Hauntley's house pet. He can assume a werewolf-like form during a full moon or by drinking milk.
- Edna Peepleson (voiced by Cree Summer) – Poppy and Edgar's mother.
- Grandpop and Nanpire (voiced by Brian Stokes Mitchell and Patti LuPone respectively) – Vee's grandparents.
- Phoebe (voiced by Sanai Victoria) – A little witch who first appears in "The Little Witch".
- Mr. Gore (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) – Vee's human school teacher.
- Cosmina and Narccissa (voiced by Alex Ellis and Laraine Newman respectively) – Two 800-year old internet-using vampire sisters who were guests at the Scare B&B.
- King Pepi (voiced by Andrew Rannells) – A mummy from Egypt.
- Aunt Olga (voiced by Kari Wahlgren) – Vampirina's aunt.
- Nosy (voiced by Kari Wahlgren) – Vee's baby cousin.
- Matilda (voiced by Lara Jill Miller) – A cuddly Snugglot monster.
- Mr. Froufington (voiced by Phil LaMarr) – A foodie who visits the Scare B&B to try Oxana's food.
- The Scream Girls – Vee's favorite goulish rock band.
- FrankenStacy (voiced by Kaley Snider)
- Creepy Caroline (voiced by Raini Rodriguez)
- Ghastly Gayle (voiced by Gabriela Milo)
- Buttons (voiced by Nika Futterman) – A blue Cuddle Monster.
- Hornadette and Shriekia (voiced by Georgie Kidder and Debi Derryberry respectively) – A two-headed monster whose two heads are sisters.
- Rusty Topsail (voiced by Christian Borle) – A ghost pirate.
- Trevor Rider (voiced by Patrick Warburton) – A rodeo enthusiast and business mogul who sometimes helps with anything the Hauntleys need. He also has a soft side toward young kids like Vee.
- Bob Bigfoot (voiced by Ethan Suplee) – An old friend of Boris who is often called "Uncle Bob" by Vee.
- Poltergeist Pat (voiced by Adam DeVine) - An unscrupulous singer.
- Frankenstein (voiced by Skylar Astin) - An old friend of Boris who tends to forget things.
- Bride of Frankenstein (voiced by Anna Camp) - The girlfriend of Frankenstein who gets engaged to him.
List of Vampirina episodes
Vampirina premiered on Sunday, October 1, 2017 in the United States with two back-to-back episodes simulcast on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. Of the first season's 15 episodes, 10 premiered within the month of October to tie into Halloween and were also placed on Disney Junior's streaming and video on demand venues. In Canada, the show premiered on Disney Junior on October 7, 2017. Vampirina is broadcast in 115 countries and translated into 15 languages.
|Region||Set title||Seasons||Aspect ratio||Episode count||Time length||Release date|
|1||Vampirina: Volume 1: Meet The New Girl On The Block||1||1.78:1||4 (half-hours)||92 minutes||Oct 17, 2017|
|1||Vampirina: Ghoul Girls Rock!||6 (half-hours)||144 minutes||Nov 6, 2018|
|1||Disney Junior Holiday||2 (half-hours)||143 minutes||Oct 23, 2018|
Awards and nominations
|2018||Daytime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program||Nicky Phelan, Marten Jonmark, Ehud Landsberg, Matteo Ceccotti and Kristi Reed||Nominated|
|Outstanding Main Title and Graphic Design||Nicky Phelan, Stephen Robinson, Leigh Fieldhouse and Magnus Kråvik||Nominated|
|Outstanding Writing in an Animated Preschool Program||Chris Nee, Chelsea Beyl, Travis Braun and Jeffrey King||Nominated|
|2019||Daytime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Preschool Animated Program||Nominated|
|Outstanding Sound Editing for a Preschool Animated Program||Otis Van Osten, Marcos Abrom, Jason Oliver, Eric Lewis, Goeun Lee||Won|
|2020||Daytime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Preschool Children's Animated Series||Chris Nee, Cathal Gaffney, Darragh O'Connell, Norton Virgien, Chelsea Beyl, Gillian Higgins, Colm Tyrrell, Lisa O'Connor, Erik Vignau, Nayanshi Shaw and Jeffrey King||Nominated|
|Outstanding Original Song in a Children's, Young Adult or Animated Program||Michael Kooman, Christopher Dimond and Chris Nee for The Vamp-Opera: “The Vamp Opera”||Nominated|
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