Dirtgirlworld creators Cate McQuillan and Hewey Eustace, of Whiporie, are enjoying international and local success with their animated children’s series, which follows the exploits of gumboot-wearing girl with a green thumb.
Dirtgirlworld creators Cate McQuillan and Hewey Eustace, of Whiporie, are enjoying international and local success with their animated children’s series, which follows the exploits of gumboot-wearing girl with a green thumb.

Dirtgirlworld hits TV

ARE you ready for dirtgirl? Do your kids want to delve into dirtgirl’s virtual world and pick up chicken poo?

Using gloves, of course, said dirtgirl creator .

The 11-minute dirtgirlworld animation series, with its ‘get out and get green’ message, hits our television screens this Friday at 11.45am on ABC2 and at 3.45pm on ABC1.

Written by Ms McQuillan and her partner Hewey Eustace the animation was two years in the making.

Both writers always imagined they would sit back on the couch at their home at Whiporie, near Casino, to watch the first Australian screening of dirtgirlworld. As it turns out, they will be at the ABC studios in Sydney watching the launch of dirtgirlworld with the producers.

Meantime, they have their heads down in production making the rest of the 52 episodes screening seven days a week until March.

Ms McQuillan said there had been great feedback from Canada and London, where the show already screened.

She has received emails from parents saying their children are now eating carrots after watching dirtgirl.

Any successful children’s series brings up the issue of merchandising. “We didn’t create dirtgirl to create more landfill,” she said.

“The planet should be a consideration in any benefits from dirtgirl.”

With BBC Worldwide UK as a licensing partner, the dirtgirl creators said they could take a different path with merchandising.

With success at their Whiporie doorstep, Ms McQuillan is busy but excited. “Someone has hit us with a happy stick,” she said.



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