The lessons kids learn from Vampirina

While in Los Angeles last month we were so excited to head to Disney Jr in Burbank. This all expense paid trip from Disney allowed us the privilege of learning what goes on behind the scenes when kids shows are made. Being able to interview Chris Nee the executive producer of Vampirina and the creator and executive producer of Doc McStuffins was fun. If you’re a mom of young ones I’m sure you know those shows. Now meet the brain behind the show. 

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Why Chris wants families to watch Vampirina

Chris Nee told us she likes to make shows that brings families together. She wants the family in the same room enjoying the show.  She told us, “I write for myself and I’m trying to make myself laugh.” So if you’re laughing while you watch either of these shows we can thank Chris. She also wants to remember those feelings of childhood that we all experienced and this is her way of sharing them with others. It’s important for her to make shows that the parents can stand.  If you don’t want to be in the room with the kids then the value isn’t there. We have to include things for the parents too. So we throw in the jokes for you parents. I love that she feels this way about making shows for kids!

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Chris Nee Vampirina photo credit: Allison Waken / & ComicCon / D23 Expo photos photo credit @Disney)

She says she relates more to Gregoria. I wrote Gregoria for Wanda Sykes. She’s a very cantankerous character for a preschool show. The character works for her and me. She loves music and puts a lot of it in her shows. There’s Broadway singers who sing these songs and bring them to life. It’s amazing to think of that in a preschool show. But it’s there. 

Vampirina brings good values to the preschool set

Chris says, “Girl Power is a passion of mine. I love to have girl lead characters. We have a lot of boy leads on tv and it’s nice to bring out what I know girl characters can be. I made these girl characters for my son and I know that he will love them as much as if they were boy characters.”

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Chris on other influences for Vampirina

I definitely thought and watched the Munsters and the Addams family as I did my research for this show. I had to figure out this story on it’s own. It couldn’t be just like them. But I definitely used it as reference. I feel like anyone who watches it knows that she’s a vampire. It is a show where we say she is different and sometimes that’s hard to be friends with. And that’s ok. We can all be different and enjoy each others friendships. That’s what this show is about. Different is acceptable. 

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Chris Nee Vampirina Allison Waken / photo credit @Disney)

Vampirina is helping get the word out about the Choose kindness campaign. There are worksheets that you can find on Disney Jr. Print these out and share with your friends and family. We can all be different and still be friends. That’s what Vampirina is all about! 

Check out the Vampirina trailer in case you missed it!
Vampirina Trailer looks so adorable! Check it out below. 

You can find Vampirina when it first premiered on Sunday, October 1 2017, with two back-to-back episodes simulcast on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. The episodes will also be available on Disney Junior VOD, Disney Junior YouTube and in the new DisneyNOW app, which will also debut two additional episodes same day. New episodes will be presented every Monday and Friday in October on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. 



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11 Replies to “The lessons kids learn from Vampirina”

  1. This looks like such a cute show, I’m sure my kids would really like it. I saw it some previews for it and we will definitely have to check it out!

  2. I’ve heard some good things about this show. Disney Jr. does a nice job with its programming. Makes me wish my kids hadn’t outgrown this type of stuff. Nice writeup about Vampirina

  3. I haven’t heard of this show yet until now. I bet my daughter would love watching it. I can’t wait to tell her about it.

  4. Ohh all expense paid is such a great deal and experience. This is a new disney idea I think and for sure it will be loved by the kids too.

  5. I’ve never heard of Vampirina before. This looks and sounds pretty awesome. I love when kids learn lessons from shows that can stay with them for a long time.

  6. I’ll have to check this out when I get the chance. My daughter and I usually catch the Disney shows together although the target demographic may be a bit young for my daughter. It does sound like a lot of fun though.

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