By Nicole Nalty
Inspired by Disney Publishing’s popular children’s book series Vampirina Ballerina, Disney Junior’s Vampirina centers around Vampirina (aka Vee), voiced by 12-year-old Isabella Crovetti, as she adjusts to life in Pennsylvania, after she and her family move from Transylvania. James Van Der Beek (Dawson’s Creek) and Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls) voice Vampirina’s parents, Brois and Oxana Hauntley, who are facing an adjustment of their own as the proprietors of the local Scare B&B––a bed and breakfast for visiting ghouls and goblins.
Van Der Beek and Graham lead a star-studded voice cast with recurring guests like Tony® Award-winning Broadway performers Patti LuPone and Brian Stokes Mitchell as Vee’s grandparents, and Wanda Sykes as Vampirina’s gargoyle sidekick Gregoria. With this talented bunch, it’s no surprise that each episode of Vampirina will feature original songs––and Van Der Beek, Graham, and Crovetti perform the series’ theme song.
Rounding out the voice cast are: Mitchell Whitfield (My Cousin Vinny) as playful ghost Demi; Jordan Alexa Davis (Sofia the First) as Vee’s best friend and next-door neighbor, Poppy; ViviAnn Yee (The Boss Baby) as another one of Vee’s close friends, Bridget; Dee Bradley Baker (Phineas and Ferb) as Vee’s teacher, Mr. Gore, and the Hauntley’s dog, Wolfie; Benji Risley (If You Give a Mouse a Cookie) as Poppy’s twin brother, Edgar; Cree Summer (A Different World) as Poppy and Edgar’s mom, Edna; and Ian James Corlett (Dinosaur Train) as Chef Remy Bones, the Scare B&B’s comedic skeleton chef.
Stay tuned for more ghoulishly great updates from Disney Junior’s Vampirina, debuting this fall!