A Family of Vampires Is Headed To Disney Junior This Fall

Vee from Vampirina

If you’re a parent and you’re looking for something a little less traditional in your child’s television viewing, you’re in for a treat.  This fall, Disney Junior will introduce a family of vampires to its television lineup with the release of a new series titled “Vampirina.”  The show, which started production earlier this year is based on the Disney Publishing children’s book series “Vampirina Ballerina,” and tells the story of a young vampire girl who faces the joys and trials of being the new kid in town when her family moves from Transylvania to Pennsylvania.

Set in an urban Pennsylvania neighborhood, “Vampirina” is centered around Vee as she settles into her new surroundings, including making friends and attending a new school. Excited to experience everything that the human world has to offer, Vee will learn that while it may be easier to blend in with her peers, it’s important to celebrate the differences that make everyone unique. Always by her side, Vee’s mom and dad are also adapting to their new life as proprietors of the local Scare B&B, a bed and breakfast for visiting ghouls and goblins.

James Van Der Beek and Lauren Graham will voice the roles of Vampirina’s parents, Boris and Oxana Hauntley along with a recurring voice cast that includes Tony-award winning Broadway performers Patti LuPone and Brian Stokes Mitchell as Vee’s grandparents, Nanpire and Grandpop, and Wanda Sykes as Vampirina’s cantankerous yet loyal gargoyle sidekick Gregoria.

Featuring music by Broadway composers Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond, the series will include original songs in each episode performed by the talented voice cast.

“Vampirina Ballerina” brings together many of the key creative team behind Disney Junior’s Peabody Award-winning animated series “Doc McStuffins,” including executive producer Chris Nee and co-executive producer Norton Virgien. Nicky Phelan, who worked on Disney Junior’s Octonauts series will serve as director.

The show is expected to premiere this on Disney Channel, Disney Junior and the new Disney NOW app.

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