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VAMPIRINA (Disney Junior,
Disney Channel, October 1, 2017-June 28, 2021)
Brown Bag Films
is a computer-animated series created by Chris Nee, creator of Doc
McStuffins, based on the Vampirina Ballerina
series of books written by Anne Marie
Pace, illustrated by LeUyen
Pham, and published by Disney-Hyperion.
Consisting of four books released between 2012-17, the series focused on Vampirina,
a young vampire who had aspirations of taking up ballet while overcoming the
fact that she is, y’know, a vampire and also has stage fright. The animated
series takes loose inspiration from the books, with Vampirina Hauntley
(Isabella Crovetti) and her
(Lauren Graham), father Boris (James Van Der Beek), and werewolf-transforming
dog Wolfie (Dee Bradley Baker), omitting the siblings
she had in the books—moving from Transylvania to open a supernatural-friendly
bed and breakfast called Scare
B&B in Pennsylvania. They had to learn to adapt to their new
environment so as not to alert the normal humans to their vampiric origins and
scare them. Along with the Hauntleys, the series featured Demi (Mitchell Whitfeld), a ghost who
loved with them; Gregoria
(Wanda Sykes), a 473-year-old
gargoyle who acted like Vampirina’s sidekick; Poppy Peepleson (Jordan Alexa Davis), Vampirina’s
human best friend; Edgar
(Benji Risley), Poppy’s
older twin brother who was a monster enthusiast and ran the vlog “Weekly
Weirdness”; and Bridget
(ViviAnn Yee), Vampirina’s
other human friend. Together, Vampirina, Poppy, Edgar and Bridget had a band
called the Ghoul Girls.
Vampirina, her friends and family welcoming a guest to the Scare B&B.