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Created byCate McQuillen
Hewey Eustace
Developed byMememe Productions
StarringMaree Lowes
Michael Balk
Krew Boylan
Gibson Nolte
Jason Davis[1]
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes52
Executive producersCate McQuillen
Hewey Eustace
Steven DeNure
Beth Stevenson
Jenny Lalor
Daniel Besen
Production companiesMememe Productions
Decode Entertainment
DistributorDecode Enterprises (Worldwide)[2]
BBC Worldwide (United Kingdom)[2]
Mememe Productions (Australia)[2]
Original networkABC Kids (Australia)
CBC (Canada)
CBeebies (UK)
Original release5 October 2009 (2009-10-05) –
2009 (2009)

Dirtgirlworld, stylized as dirtgirlworld, is a children's television series created in Australia by Cate McQuillen and Hewey Eustace of Mememe Productions.[3] Visually designed by Jean Camden, James Hackett and Cate McQuillen, it was animated by Hackett Films in Australia and Spin Productions in Canada. The show was co-produced by Mememe Productions (Australia) and Decode Entertainment (Canada). The show has 52 eleven-minute episodes commissioned by CBeebies, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).[4]

The show first aired on CBC on 5 October 2009, on CBeebies on 2 November 2009, and on ABC on 4 December 2009. It aired in the United States on the cable channel Sprout, on 22 April 2010.[5] The show is currently screened on ABC Kids Tv and iView in Australia.

The series used 3D CGI animation combined with photomontage and live action.

Main characters[edit]

The main characters are dirtgirl (voiced by Maree Lowes) and Scrapboy (voiced by Michael Balk), as well as their friends Ken (voiced by Gibson Nolte), Grubby (voiced by Krew Boylan), and Hayman (voiced by Jason Davis).


2013 Emmy Awards – Digital content for Children and Young People

2010 Australian Film Institute Awards – Best Children's Animated Series

• 2010 Australian Directors' Guild – GRASS award (Green awareness encouragement award)

• 2010 Australian Directors Guild – Best Direction in an Animation Program

• 2011 Byron Bay Film Festival – Best Animation

• 2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts – Nominated for Outstanding International Children's Production

• 2010 Prix Jeunesse – 0-5 years Finalist

• 2010 Logie Awards – Nominated for Outstanding Children's Production

• 2011 Seoul INPUT Festival – Participant

• 2012 Japan Prize – Finalist

2011 ARIA Music Awards – Nominated for Best Children's Album

2012 ARIA Music Awards – Nominated for Best Children's Album

• 2011 International Songwriting Competition – Best Kid's Song

• 2013 Screen Producers Australia – Interactive Production of the Year

ARIA Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominated works Award Result Lost to
2011 Dig It Best Children's Album Nominated The Wiggles - Ukulele Baby!
2012 Dirtgirl Rocks The Planet Nominated The Wiggles - Surfer Jeff


  1. ^ dirtgirlworld blog. mememe.com.au. Accessed 2011-04-27.
  2. ^ a b c https://www.wildbrain.com/trade-news/new-canadian-austrialian-co-production/
  3. ^ Dirtgirlworld becomes international series (TV Tonight, 5 June 2008)
  4. ^ CBeebies orders Dirtgirlworld (Broadcast, 3 June 2008)
  5. ^ Dirtgirlworld Archived 26 March 2010 at the Wayback Machine. sproutonline.com. Accessed 2010-04-14.

External links[edit]

Get Grubby Early Years Nature and Sustainability Education Program online http://www.getgrubbyprogram.com

Rubbish – Handle with Care https://www.onestory.com.au/programs

dirtgirl at the Lost Lands Festival 2018 https://www.facebook.com/dirtgirlworld/videos/490898111506775/

dirtgirl rocks Splendour in the Grass https://www.facebook.com/dirtgirlworld/videos/3064659480241389/

dirtgirlworld eco store https://www.dirtgirlworldshop.com

dirtgirl's nature detective academy podcast https://www.kinderlingkids.com/shows/dirtgirls-nature-detective-academy