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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 language(s)English
No. of episodes52
Executive producer(s)Cate McQuillen
Hewey Eustace
Steven DeNure
Beth Stevenson
Jenny Lalor
Daniel Besen
Production company(s)Mememe Productions
Decode Entertainment/DHX Media Toronto
Original networkABC Kids (Australia)
CBC (Canada)
Original releaseOctober 5, 2009

Dirtgirlworld, stylized as dirtgirlworld, is an Australian-Canadian children's television series created by Cate McQuillen and Hewey Eustace of Mememe Productions.[2] 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).[3] It was commissioned by CBeebies, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).[3] Kids' CBC

Fifty-two eleven minute episodes were commissioned. The show first aired on CBC on October 5, 2009, on CBeebies on November 2, 2009, and on ABC on December 4, 2009. It aired in the United States on the cable channel Sprout, on April 22, 2010.[4] The show is currently screened on ABC Kids Australia and CBeebies Australia most days.

The series used 3D CGI animation combined with photomontage and live action. The main characters were Dirtgirl (Maree Lowes) and Scrapboy (Michael Balk), as well as their friends Ken (Gibson Nolte), Grubby (Krew Boylan), and Hayman (Jason Davis).

Dirtgirlworld received the Interactive Production of the Year Award at the 2013 Screen Producers Australia Awards.


  1. ^ dirtgirlworld blog. mememe.com.au. Accessed 2011-04-27.
  2. ^ Dirtgirlworld becomes international series (TV Tonight, June 5, 2008)
  3. ^ a b CBeebies orders Dirtgirlworld (Broadcast, June 3, 2008)
  4. ^ Dirtgirlworld Archived March 26, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.. sproutonline.com. Accessed 2010-04-14.

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