Disney readying to launch Vampirina on Oct. 1


Disney is gearing up its new animated series Vampirina for a October 1 launch with two back-to-back episodes on Disney Channel and Disney Junior.


The series will also have special screenings in cinema halls across the US on October 21, 26 and 28. The screenings are a part of Disney Junior at the Movies – HalloVeen Party! presented by Fathom Events.

The events will include a never-before-seen episode and a costume party for kids. Tickets go on sale September 22 on the Fathom Events website.

Produced by Brown Bag Films in association with Disney Junior, Vampirina stars Lauren Graham, James Van Der Beek and Isabelle Crovetti as members of the Hauntley Family, friendly vampires who recently moved out of Translyvania.

Each episode has two 11-minute stories and one original song.

The show has been inspired by Disney Publishing’s popular children’s book series Vampirina Ballerina that was written by Anne Marie Pace and illustrated by LeUyen Pham.

The series already has CP extensions on the go, including several 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.

All items will launch simultaneously with the show on October 1.