Mona the Vampire

This article is about the animated television series. For the book, see Mona the Vampire (book).
Mona the Vampire

"Show Us Your Fangs" DVD cover
Created by Sonia Holleyman
Country of origin Canada
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 65
Executive producer(s)
  • Micheline Charest
  • Christian Davin
  • Ronald A.Weinburg
  • Peter Moss
  • David Ferguson
  • Clement Calvet
  • Lesley Taylor
  • Steven Ching
  • Louis Fournier
Running time 20 minutes (Two 10 minute episodes per show)
Production company(s) Fancy Cape Productions
Canal J/TiJi (season 3-4)
Agogo Media (season 4)
Animation Services (season 3)
Distributor DHX Media
Corus Entertainment
Original network YTV
Original release September 13, 1999 – 2003

Mona the Vampire is a Canadian children's animated television series that was created by Sonia Holleyman. The series follows the adventures of Mona Parker, who devotes to referring to herself as "Mona the Vampire", as well as her two best friends, Lily Duncan ("Princess Giant") and Charley Bones ("Zapman"), and her pet cat, Fang, as they imagine themselves confronting a new supernatural foe, or solving a supernatural mystery, in every episode, but there are always rational explanations for what they see.

Mona the Vampire is based on a series of 1990s children's books of the same name that was written and illustrated by Sonia Holleyman and later also by Hiawyn Oram.



There are a total of 65 full episodes of Mona the Vampire. Each episode is approximately 20 minutes long, not including the theme song and the credits theme, and each full episode contains two 10-minute episodes.

Four seasons of Mona the Vampire were produced. The first season contains 26 full episodes, while seasons 2, 3, and 4 each contains 13 full episodes.

Voice cast

The following is a list containing voice actors and the characters they voice. Throughout the series, there are a tremendous amount of minor and episodic characters, who solely appear in single episodes. Most of the voice actors of minor characters in the series are unknown.







Book basis

Mona the Vampire is based on a series of books of the same name that were each published in the early to mid 1990s and were written and illustrated by Sonia Holleyman, who was later partnered with Hiawyn Oram in the writing of that same book series. Holleyman's original idea of Mona, as represented in her first three Mona the Vampire books, led more towards a girl with a great imagination who, like many children, likes to experiment with multiple different obsessions. However, after Oram joined Holleyman in the writing of the next six Mona the Vampire books, they decided to modify Mona into a character who is solely obsessed with her vampire superhero persona. These ideas later developed into the modern television series.

Additionally, a series of eight picture books and three activity books based on the television series was published in the United Kingdom by Orchard Books in 2001. This picture book series depicts the characters and scenery in a similar manner to the television series. Each of the picture books are based on specific episodes of the first season of the show.


On August 29, 2000, after the production of the first season of the series, Alphanim, France3, and Cinar created a bilingual Adobe Flash-based website under the domain name This website includes several children's games and activities that include characters and settings from the series.

DVD release

During and after the production of Mona the Vampire, several various DVDs containing episodes of the series were published, especially by Cookie Jar Entertainment. These DVDs sometimes included extra features, such as episode and language selection settings and voiced character descriptions by child voice actors. An example of a popular Mona the Vampire DVD is Mona the Vampire: The Complete First Season, released by Mill Creek Entertainment under a deal with DHX Media, a DVD that, as the name states, contains all the episodes of the first season in numerical order.


The first public announcement of the production of the television series was in a news article published in June 9, 1998 by the New York City news agency PR Newswire. Before Mona the Vampire, Cinar and Alphanim, two of the series' main production companies, had partnered in several other television series, including Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Lassie. The leaders of both of these companies predicted that Mona the Vampire would be a great success, and hoped to further the relationship between the two companies with this production.[1]

Broadcast details


According to Community Newspaper Company, Mona the Vampire, along with Cédric and The New Adventures of Lucky Luke, received a wide audience in Canada as well as in many European countries.[2]

See also

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