Growing Up Creepie

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Growing Up Creepie
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Created byRob Travalino
Kevin Mowrer
Developed byAnthony Gaud
Chris Woods
Carin Greenberg
Directed byTrevor Wall (Storyboard director)
Eric Kirby
Stevie Vallance (voice director)
Voices ofAthena Karkanis
David Berni
Dwayne Hill
Julie Lemieux
Leah Cudmore
Richard Yearwood
Stephanie Anne Mills
Stevie Vallance
Juan Chioran
Scott McCord
Jamie Watson
Patrick McKenna
Opening theme"Creepie Kids" by Samantha Lombardi
Ending theme"LoveULove" by Samantha Lombardi
Composer(s)Samantha Lombardi
Clarence Jey
Mike Puskas
Score by Guy Michelmore
Country of originCanada
United States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes26
Executive producer(s)Paul Cummins
Elizabeth Koshy
Melinda Toporoff
Jim Rapsas
Producer(s)Phil Dibartolo
Michark A. Puskas & Clarence Jeyaretnam
Marie Cecchino-Brand (line producer)
Siobhan Ni Ghadhra
Lim Lin Li (line producer)
Anand Pandey (on line producer)
Sara Helman (associate producer)
Editor(s)Steve "Sketch" Vallino
Richard Finn (supervising editor)
Production company(s)Mike Young Productions
Sunwoo Entertainment
DistributorTaffy Entertainment
Original networkDiscovery Kids
Original releaseSeptember 9, 2006 (2006-09-09) –
June 21, 2008 (2008-06-21)
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Growing Up Creepie is a Canadian-American animated television series created by Mike Young and produced by Mike Young Productions. In other countries, the series was simply titled Creepie. The series premiered on September 9, 2006 to June 21, 2008 and aired one season of 26 episodes.[1]


As told in the opening introduction and in the episode "Creepie Crawling", Creepie was an infant left on the doorstep of the Dweezwold Mansion, which is home to a family of various anthropomorphic insects. The family took her in and raised her as one of their own. She must now adjust to a life surrounded by a society of entomophobic humans as she attends Middlington Middle School and keeps her home life secret in order to protect both herself and her family.


  • Creepella "Creepie" Creecher (voiced by Athena Karkanis): The Gothic protagonist, a 12-year-old girl raised by bugs. She was born with rainbow-colored hair. She initially comes off as being cynical and sarcastic but in reality, she is friendly and warm-hearted. Her catchphrase is "Wicked". She was abandoned on Caroleena and Vinnie's doorstep as a baby. Creepie's biological parents are never seen or mentioned, and no explanation is given for their absence. Her real name is Creepella, but everyone except Dr. Pappas and Vinnie calls her Creepie. If anyone ever finds out that Creepie is being raised by bugs she will have no choice but to live somewhere else, and Dweezwold Mansion will be fumigated by Mr. Hollyruller. Her favorite color is black and she is fiercely protective of her family and other insects.
  • Caroleena (voiced by Julie Lemieux): A praying mantis who is Creepie's adoptive mother and Marge's best friend. She is very strict and constantly threatens to eat her children if they don't listen to her. It was her maternal instinct that persuaded her husband to adopt Creepie. She loves cooking.
  • Vinnie (voiced by Dwayne Hill): A mosquito who is Creepie's adoptive father. He is a New Age vegan that has a sinister vampiric appearance. Like his wife, he is loving to his adopted daughter. He loves to paint and meditate.
  • Gnat (voiced by Stevie Vallance): Creepie's younger brother, a gnat. He constantly sneaks in Creepie's backpack and causes havoc at school. Gnat is actually older than Creepie since he and Pauly were ones that persuaded their family to adopt her.
  • Pauly (voiced by David Berni): Creepie's older brother, a pillbug. He loves to eat and is a wise-cracking jokester.
  • Budge Bentley (voiced by Richard Yearwood): Creepie's best friend. He is the only one who knows Creepie's secret. While Budge might look like a bully because of his height and size, in reality, he's a sweet guy who wouldn't hurt a fly. He is friends with Creepie and Chris-Alice. Budge is very smart like his dad and loves yoga. He also loves etymology.
  • Chris-Alice Hollyruller (voiced by Leah Cudmore): Creepie's relentlessly happy friend and neighbor. Her catch phrases are, "Soggy Muffins" and "Super Mega Duper". Chris-Alice is on the cheerleading squad, takes karate, and is always signing Creepie up for stuff at school without asking her first. Her favorite color is pink. Her name is a pun on the word chrysalis, a form of immature insect. She has fair skin, has auburn hair, yellow T-shirt, checkered skirt, and yellow shoes.
  • George Hollyruller (voiced by Scott McCord): Chris-Alice's father, the local exterminator. He is also the football coach at Middlington Middle School.
  • Bunny Hollyruller (voiced by Stevie Vallance): Chris-Alice's mother, a hard-selling real estate agent. Like Chris-Alice, she is bossy and perky.
  • Melanie and Carla (voiced by Athena Karkanis and Stephanie Anne Mills, respectively): Popular girls who maintain an on/off again friendship with Creepie. They are obsessed with Harry Helby, shopping, fashion, make up, and their cell phones. Carla is the leader constantly seen with her cheerleading outfit. Melanie is a stereotypical dumb blonde and has problems with pronunciations. Also it is shown that Melanie really enjoys shiny things and watches horror movies, almost as much as Budge. Melanie's favorite color is blue and Carla's favorite color is purple. Carla and Melanie just want Creepie to be normal.
  • Harry Helby (voiced by Scott McCord): the resident heartthrob, obsessed with his hair. Melanie and Carla have a massive crush on him though he usually ignores them and is somewhat more interested in Creepie.
  • Ms. Monserrate (voiced by Julie Lemieux): a firm but fair disciplinarian and principal of Middlington Middle School. Like Dr. Pappas she's always spying on Creepie and the other students at Middlington Middle School and is a stickler for rules. She's obsessed with cleanliness. Her catchphrase is "Detention!". She will usually hand out a detention slip.
  • Dr. Pappas (voiced by Juan Chioran): Creepie's homeroom and science teacher who is a stickler for rules. Dr. Pappas is always spying on Creepie and the other students at Middlington Middle School. He never cuts anybody a break if they're late turning in a class assignment or homework. His catch phrase is "Miss Creecher!" He refers to the students by their last names. He is probably insecure due to being practically bald and having a big nose. He is afraid of Budge.
  • Tarantula Boy (real name: Skipper) (voiced by Dan Petronijevic): Creepie's love interest – seemingly half-human, half Goliath tarantula – a headliner at the carnival "freaky" show. In episode "Creepie meets Tarantula Boy", Creepie later found out he was a normal kid and Tarantula Boy was just a costume and lost interest in him. However, in the episode "Return of Tarantula Boy", he appears in a movie and meets back up with Creepie. He introduces her to his mother, who is a real tarantula. In turn, she introduced him to her family, and it turns out that Creepie's mother knew his mom when they were kids, later on, it is hinted that they would start a romantic relationship from then on, but it was never developed.
  • Marge (voiced by Leah Cudmore): A giant tarantula who is Skipper's adoptive mother and Caroleena's best friend. In the episode "Creepie Meets Tarantula Boy" she was revealed to be a giant tarantula who wears hair curlers. She made caramel apples for the carnival and that's how Skipper came to be in the freak show.
  • Dr. Lance Pierce (voiced by Patrick McKenna): a prominent pin-happy entomologist at the Middlington Museum of Natural History and a minor antagonist in the show who only appears in three episodes. Dr. Pierce is evil and needs braces. His catch phrase is "Oh no!".


No.TitleStory byStoryboard byOriginal air date
1a"The Tell-Tale Poem"Carin GreenbergGuy VasilovichSeptember 9, 2006 (2006-09-09)
Creepie's Mother's Day poem piques the curiosity of her principal, who decides to meet her mother.
1b"Creepie Meets Tarantula Boy"Dennys McCoy and Pamela HickeyLane LuerasSeptember 9, 2006 (2006-09-09)
Creepie becomes smitten with a sideshow performer known as Tarantula Boy.
2a"The Scared Twitch Project"Carin GreenbergPeter FerkSeptember 16, 2006 (2006-09-16)
While on a camping trip, Creepie tries to find evidence of "Bugfoot", a massive prehistoric wasp.
2b"Frogenstein"Carin GreenbergTodd WatermanSeptember 16, 2006 (2006-09-16)
Creepie resurrects the frog she was supposed to dissect for science class.
3a"Bug It On"Sharon Schatz RosenthalTrevor WallSeptember 23, 2006 (2006-09-23)
Creepie helps her school's cheerleading squad win a competition after a rival steals their routine.
3b"The Case of the Mysterious Moth"Heather MitchellLane LuerasSeptember 23, 2006 (2006-09-23)
Creepie attends a sleepover that seems to be haunted by a ghost moth.
4a"Attack of the Wasp Zombies"Ken PontacDan Kubat and Anson JewOctober 14, 2006 (2006-10-14)
While watching old horror films, Creepie dreams that her classmates have been turned into zombies by a wasp.
4b"Legend of the Locker"Rick DemottIan Freedman and Bert RingOctober 14, 2006 (2006-10-14)
When a rival tries to frighten Creepie with the story of "Gina Redshoes", she decides to teach him a lesson.
5a"Bite Nite"Dennys McCoy and Pamela HickeyPeter FerkOctober 28, 2006 (2006-10-28)
Creepie suspects her mosquito cousins are responsible when blood from a blood drive goes missing.
5b"Night of Fright"Carin GreenbergDan KubatOctober 28, 2006 (2006-10-28)
While Creepie attends a party at Chris-Alice's, a mix up sends Melanie and Carla to Creepie's house.
6a"Roaché Motel"Don GilliesTrevor Wall and Peter FerkNovember 4, 2006 (2006-11-04)
While on a road trip with Chris-Alice and her mom, Creepie suspects something is amiss at the roadside motel they stop at.
6b"Little Greenhouse of Horrors"Don GilliesTodd WatermanNovember 4, 2006 (2006-11-04)
Creepie, Gnat, and Pauly are threatened by massive carnivorous plants and their gardener at the local greenhouse.
7a"Field of Screams"Douglas BoothTodd Waterman and Trevor WallNovember 25, 2006 (2006-11-25)
Creepie fights to protect an endangered beetle on the school football field from Chris-Alice's exterminator father.
7b"Mom Under Glass"Dennys McCoy and Pamela HickeyRoy Smith and Trevor WallNovember 25, 2006 (2006-11-25)
After a small spat with her mom, Creepie must save her from an entomologist determined to add her to his collection.
8a"Goth To Have Better Friends"Corey PowellTrevor Wall and Kirk TingblatJanuary 13, 2007 (2007-01-13)
Creepie begins to hang out with some new goth friends, but begins to neglect Chris-Alice and Budge.
8b"Wax Attacks"Corey PowellPeter FerkJanuary 13, 2007 (2007-01-13)
Creepie takes Harry to a wax museum where people have disappeared.
9a"Headless Roach Man"Ruby Ann Bradt Vanderzee and Rowan CulterTodd Waterman and Trevor WallJanuary 20, 2007 (2007-01-20)
A costume party at school has Creepie mistaking an actual giant headless roach for Budge.
9b"Invasion of the Locusts"Bryan ThompsonPeter Ferk and Kevin PawlakJanuary 20, 2007 (2007-01-20)
When Creepie's locust relatives come for a visit, they begin to devour most of the town.
10a"Creepie's Living Doll"Corey PowellGarrett HoJanuary 27, 2007 (2007-01-27)
Creepie receives a belated birthday present of a doll that seems to show up everywhere she goes.
10b"Operation Monarch Liberation"Meredith Jennings OffenGary Hartle and Todd WatermanJanuary 27, 2007 (2007-01-27)
Thinking she is doing the right thing, Creepie releases a swarm of Monarch Butterflies from their sanctuary, unaware they aren't prepared for freedom.
11a"Bait and Switch"Rick Demmott and Carin GreenbergIan Freedman and Garrett HoMarch 31, 2007 (2007-03-31)
Creepie joins Chris-Alice and her dad on a fishing trip to a lake rumored to be the home of a giant crab.
11b"Shutterbug"Laurai Israel, Rachel Ruderman and Carin GreenbergTodd WatermanMarch 31, 2007 (2007-03-31)
A school assignment on hobbies leads Creepie to discover a love of photography.
12a"Bad Karma Chameleon"Meredith Jennings OffenJon Hooper and Trevor WallApril 7, 2007 (2007-04-07)
Creepie reluctantly agrees to watch Chris-Alice's pet, only to discover it is a bug eating Chameleon.
12b"Home is Where the Haunt Is"Bryan ThompsonGary Hartle and Travor WallApril 7, 2007 (2007-04-07)
After her parents decide they need a bigger house, Creepie makes her home appear haunted to scare away potential buyers.
13a"Creepie Friday"Bryan ThompsonPeter FerkApril 28, 2007 (2007-04-28)
Creepie worries for her family's safety after coming home to an empty house.
13b"The Final Curtain"Laurai Israel and Rachel RudermanTodd WatermanApril 28, 2007 (2007-04-28)
Creepie and her friends must put on their school play in an old abandoned theater where spooky things happen.
14a"Creepie and the Candy Factory"Erin Fox and Roger EschbacherEnrique MayMay 26, 2007 (2007-05-26)
Creepie and Chris-Alice take a tour of a candy factory.
14b"The Ice Bug Cometh"Kati Rocki and Eric TrueheartGary HartleMay 26, 2007 (2007-05-26)
A frozen prehistoric bug is thawed out, and Creepie invites him to her home.
15a"Are You Afraid of the Moths?"Laurai Israel and Rachel RudermanTravor WallJune 9, 2007 (2007-06-09)
15b"Revenge of the Water Bug"Mitchell LarsonTrevor Wall and John PerkinsJune 9, 2007 (2007-06-09)
16a"Nightmare on Locust Lane"Peggy SarlinGary Hartle and Travor WallOctober 13, 2007 (2007-10-13)
16b"The Mummy's Curse"Bryan ThompsonPeter FerkOctober 13, 2007 (2007-10-13)
17a"Children of the Pumpkin Patch"Ruby Ann Bradt Vanderzee, Rowan Culter and Bryan ThompsonTodd WatermanOctober 27, 2007 (2007-10-27)
17b"Night of A Thousand Legs"Bryan ThompsonGuy Vasilovich and Trevor WallOctober 27, 2007 (2007-10-27)
18a"Lice Lice Baby"Carin GreenbergPeter Ferk and Mark MaxeyNovember 10, 2007 (2007-11-10)
18b"Scorpiophobia"Ruby Ann Bradt Vanderzee & Rowan CulterPeter FerkNovember 10, 2007 (2007-11-10)
19a"On Thin Ice"Laurai Israel & Rachel RudermanMike ManleyNovember 24, 2007 (2007-11-24)
19b"Toxic Mutant Millipede"Laurai Israel & Rachel RudermanEnrique MayNovember 24, 2007 (2007-11-24)
20a"I Was a Teenage Wolfbug"Bryan ThompsonPeter Ferka and Todd WatermanDecember 8, 2007 (2007-12-08)
20b"Outta Sight Space Bowl Night"Ruby Ann Bradt Vanderzee & Rowan CulterEnrique May and Todd WatermanDecember 8, 2007 (2007-12-08)
21a"Rockabye Freakie"Ruby Ann Bradt Vanderzee & Rowan CulterPeter FerkJanuary 12, 2008 (2008-01-12)
Creepie reads the story of "Snow Black" to the baby bugs of Dweezwold.
21b"Creep of the Deep"Laurai Israel and Rachel RudermanLynell ForstallJanuary 12, 2008 (2008-01-12)
22a"Going For Brogue"Matt WayneLane LuerasJanuary 26, 2008 (2008-01-26)
22b"Yellow Jacket Racket"Bryan ThompsonBert Ring and Enrique MayJanuary 26, 2008 (2008-01-26)
23a"The Return of Tarantula Boy"Dennys McCoy and Pamela HickeyTodd WatermanFebruary 9, 2008 (2008-02-09)
Tarantula Boy returns and Creepie finds they have much more in common then she thought.
23b"All The President's Pests"Laurai Israel & Rachel Ruderman, and Eric TrueheartLane Lueras and Todd WatermanFebruary 9, 2008 (2008-02-09)
24a"Creep of the Crop"Laurai Israel and Rachel RudermanLarry HoustonMarch 1, 2008 (2008-03-01)
24b"Creepie Cousin"Laurai Israel and Rachel RudermanTravor Wall and Todd WatermanMarch 1, 2008 (2008-03-01)
Creepie babysits Chris-Alice's cousin, unaware that he hates bugs.
25a"Creepie Crawling"Ruby Ann Bradt Vanderzee and Rowan CulterJay OliviaApril 12, 2008 (2008-04-12)
Creepie tells the story of a baby left on the doorstep of a mansion where bugs live.
25b"Fashion Victim"Roger Eschbacher and Peggy SarlinMike ManleyApril 12, 2008 (2008-04-12)
26a"Wanna Bee"Bryan ThompsonTodd WatermanJune 21, 2008 (2008-06-21)
After a new girl becomes more popular than Carla, Creepie helps her frenemy try and dethrone the new queen bee.
26b"The Haunting of Tiki Lagoon"Bryan ThompsonPeter FerkJune 21, 2008 (2008-06-21)


The theme song "Creepie Kids" and other songs featured throughout the first series are performed by Samantha Lombardi. They were written by Michael Puskas / Samantha Lombardi, Clarence Jey / and produced by Michael Puskas / Clarence Jey. "Creepie Kids" and the song "Life Lessons", heard in the episode "Goth to Have Better Friends", was released on Lombardi's 2007 album, Full Stop. The music was featured on a DVD released by Mike Young Productions for a collection of episodes from the second series.

The instrumental score heard throughout the show was composed by Guy Michelmore, who was nominated for an Annie for his music for the series.


Growing Up Creepie was shown on Discovery Kids/The Hub in United States and Canada, YTV in Canada and Nickelodeon in Canada, Nickelodeon (UK and Ireland) and on Nicktoons (UK and Ireland). The show aired on ABC Kids from 2007 to 2010.


Pam Gelman of Common Sense Media gave the series 3 out of 5 stars; saying that, “Growing Up Creepie has lots of dark, Tim Burton-esque visuals and scary organ tunes, but older grade-schoolers and tweens will recognize that both are used for dramatic effect and will be able to focus on Creepie's day-to-day challenges.”[2]

Home media[edit]

A DVD of Growing Up Creepie was released for Region 1 from Genius Products on August 28, 2007. The single disc volume is titled Creepie's Creatures Volume 1 and features seven episodes. Bonus features includes Creepie's Buggin' Trivia Game and an episode of Jeff Corwin Unleashed entitled "Creepy Creatures". It also had a DVD release in Australia from Madman Entertainment. There were plans for other volumes in Australia but they were never released. The episode "Creep of the Deep" appears as a bonus feature on Kenny the Shark Volume 3: Catch a Wave.

DVD title Episode count Release date Episodes
Creepie Creatures Volume 1 7 August 28, 2007 2b ("Frogenstein"), 3b ("The Case of the Mysterious Moth"), 5b ("Night of Fright"), 10a ("Creepie's Living Doll"), 13a ("Creepie Friday"), 15a ("Are You Afraid of the Moths?"), and 16a ("Nightmare on Locust Lane")


  1. ^ Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 259. ISBN 978-1538103739.
  2. ^ Gelman, Pam (9 September 2006). "Growing Up Creepie review". Common Sense Media.

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