Earlier this year we shared the news about the new Disney Junior animated series Vampirina, which features a family of vampires and stars Laren Graham, James Van Der Beek and Isabella Crovetti and was set to premiere this fall. Earlier this week Disney announced that Vampirina would debut on both Disney Junior and Disney Channel just in time for Halloween.
The series will premiere on October 1, 2017 at 11 AM ET/PT with back-to-back episodes simulcast on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. The episodes will also be available on Disney Junior VOD, Disney Junior YouTube and in the new DisneyNOW app, which will also debut two additional episodes the same day. New episodes will be released every Monday and Friday in October on both Disney Channel and Disney Junior.
Special screenings of Vampirina will take place at movie theaters across the U.S. on Saturday, October 21; Thursday, October 26; and Saturday, October 28, as part of “Disney Junior at the Movies – HalloVeen Party!,” presented by Fathom Events. The screening events will include a never-before-seen episode of Vampirina, a costume party for kids and families, with more to be announced soon. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 22, at FathomEvents.com/DisneyJunior.
Set in a Pennsylvania neighborhood, the series stars Lauren Graham, James Van Der Beek and Isabella Crovetti as the Hauntley family, friendly vampires who have recently moved from their home in Transylvania. The stories follow Vampirina (aka “Vee”) as she faces the joys and trials of being the new kid in town including making friends and attending a new school in the human world. Along the way, Vee learns that it may be easier to blend in with her peers, but it’s more valuable to celebrate the qualities that make each individual unique.
Extensions for the series include multiple storybook and early reader book titles from Disney Publishing Worldwide, as well as dolls, plush, playsets and role-play products from Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media launching October 1. “Vampirina” will be available on Disney DVD beginning Tuesday, October 17 and will include four 22-minute episodes.
Inspired by Disney Publishing’s popular children’s book series “Vampirina Ballerina,” written by Anne Marie Pace and illustrated by LeUyen Pham, the series includes leaders from the creative team on Disney Junior’s Peabody Award-winning animated series “Doc McStuffins” including creator/executive producer Chris Nee and co-executive producer Norton Virgien. Each episode of “Vampirina” features two 11-minute stories and one original song. You can catch the shows theme song and opening titles in the video below: