Have you heard of Vampirina? Well, she's the newest show your child is hearing about from their friends. It's an animated children’s television show based on the Vampirina Ballerina book series written by Anne Marie Pace. The plot revolves around Vampirina, a young girl vampire who is the new kid in town. Her life changes as they move to Pennsylvania from Transylvania to open up the “Scare Bed & Breakfast” for traveling ghouls and monsters. Vampirina is just a ghoul who wants to fit in and wants to adapt to the human lifestyle. Even though the characters may seem a bit unrealistic, the shows have great life lessons embeded in them - how to be friends when you're different, leadership, kindness, etc.. Let's take a closer look at all of the characters so you can be in the know.
Vampirina “Vee” Hauntley: She hides her vampire identity so that she and her family can live a comfortable, "normal" life. She’s a positive, quirky, energetic child that enjoys singing and dancing (and there's a lot of Broadway style songs in the show to back this up). Being that she is younger, she hasn’t mastered all the abilities that a vampire has. When she get's nervous, she gets a case of the “battys” which makes her transform into a bat from her regular human-form. She’s also the lead singer/guitarist for the band Ghoul Girls, which she formed with Poppy and Bridget.
Oxana and Boris Hauntley: These are Vampirina’s parents. It was Oxana’s dream to open up the Scare Bed & Breakfast so the family left their Romanian home. Her personal hobby is gardening. Boris has a silly personality and loves sports, his favorite team is the Transylvania Trolls. Being adult vampires, the two have incredible agility and control of their shape-shifting abilities. Fun fact: Oxana is over 500 years old (she looks great for her age, no?)!
Poppy Peepleson: She becomes Vampirina’s best friend throughout the series. She has a twin brother named Edgar who has an online supernatural show. She's aware of Vampirina's true identity and helps keep it a secret from the public. She plays the drums for the Ghoul Girls
Bridget: She’s a nervous, shy girl that often keeps to herself. She can be seen as cowardly because she easily gets scared from monsters she has never encountered before. Once warmed up to, she shows her funny, friendly, and smart side. She is also the bassist for the band.
Demi and Gregoria: Demi is a blue ghost with a pink bow tie that takes care of Vampirina when her parents are away. He usually tags along with the girls when they're going on adventures but end up either making it worse or being the sole reason the "adventure" was created. He’s clumsy and forgetful but very supportive and loyal. Gregoria is an old, wise gargoyle who’s often grumpy and sarcastic but is very loving deep down.
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