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School for Vampires
Also known asSchool for Little Vampires
Genrehorror comedy, dark fantasy, black comedy
Created byGerhard Hahn [de]
Antony Power
Based onDie Schule der kleinen Vampire
by Jackie Niebisch
Opening themeDie Schule Der Kleinen
  • Angelo Poggi
  • Giovanni Cera
Country of origin
  • Italy
  • Germany
Original languagesItalian
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes104
Executive producers
  • Gerhard Hahn
  • Gioluca Bellomo
Running time12:04 min
Production companiesRai Fiction
Hahn Film
Original release
ReleaseJanuary 1, 2006 (2006-01-01) –
November 3, 2010 (2010-11-03)

School for Vampires (German: Die Schule der kleinen Vampire, Italian: Scuola di vampiri) is a 2006 horror-comedy animated television series, based on the children's book Die Schule der kleinen Vampire by Jackie Niebisch in 1983.

The show originally ran from 2006 to 2010. An English-dubbed version was available on Netflix as School for Little Vampires from April 2016 until 2018. The series received praise for its art style and characters and has since then achieved cult status. In 2010, a feature film based on the series was planned, however as of 2021 no updates have been released.


The series follows Oskar von Horrificus, a young vampire who faints at the sight of blood and is in love with a human girl named Sunshine who is the granddaughter of an eccentric vampire hunter. He attends the School for Vampires which is run by his uncle, Count von Horifficus and goes on many nighttime adventures in a nearby city alongside other young vampires who attend the school.


Minor characters


Clayton Nemrow as Oskar (Season 1 only), Count von Horrificus, Polidori, Lenny

Marianne Graffam as Gothetta, Klott

Harvey Friedman as ?

Shaun Lawton as ?

Christa Lewis as Kryptina

Marty Sander as ?

Jeff Burrell as ?

Manon Kahle as ?

Albert Calvert as ?

Heather De Lisle as ?

Jonathan Failla as ?

Tomas Spencer as ?

Saudia Young as Oskar (Seasons 2 and 3 only)

Priscilla Bergey as ?

Potential animated feature film

The German Media (MDM) supported the project development of the movie SCHOOL FOR VAMPIRES by promoting a 3D produced by RABBIX VFX GmbH Weimar and Hahn Film AG, as Gerhard Hahn [de] will be director and producer. The production should begin in 2010. However, as of June 2021, no updates have been released. As stated on the Hahn Film website, the film would have followed Oskar trying to pursue a career in singing by starring in a musical while also trying to pursue his love for Sunshine. The potential film adaptation of the series would have had a runtime of 80 minutes and it would have also have been a fully animated feature.

The film adaptation of the already published in 5 countries book series by Jackie Niebisch is co-produced by the ARD, CARTOON ONE and the DZT and the first 78 episodes were broadcast by ARD and KIKA with high odds. An animated television series was developed, producing several seasons. The first 26 individual new episodes were completed under the direction of Tony Power and aired from March 2010. The international pre-sales of the series support the sale of the movie, which is planned for 2010.[1]

The animated series had one significant difference, depending on the voice dubbing and location of its broadcast. The German dub had different names for four of the main characters.

See also