| 6.9/10 |
9 September 2006
| Anthony Gaud
Trevor Wall (Storyboard director)
Stevie Vallance (voice director)
Stephanie Anne Mills
"Creepie Kids" by Samantha Lombardi
"LoveULove" by Samantha Lombardi
Score by Guy Michelmore
Nickelodeon, Discovery Kids, Discovery Family
Trevor Wall, Stevie Vallance
Athena Karkanis, Julie Lemieux, Richard Yearwood, Juan Chioran, Scott McCord
Growing Up Creepie was a Canadian-American animated television series created by Mike Young and produced by Discovery Kids. 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.
Growing Up Creepie Wikipedia
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 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 insectophobic humans as she attends Middlington Middle School and keeps her home life secret in order to protect both herself and her family.Creepie Creecher (voiced by Athena Karkanis): The Gothic protagonist, a preteen raised by bugs. She has a cynical and sarcastic personality. Except for Budge she doesn't tell anyone that she was raised by bugs in order to protect herself and her family. She has a fear of clowns. Her catchphrase is "Wicked". She was abandoned on Caroleena and Vinnie's doorstep as a baby, and it is unknown what happened to Creepie's real parents. 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. Creepie loves photography. She cannot sing, but she can play the bagpipes. Her favorite color is black and she is fiercely protective of her family & other insects.
Caroleena (voiced by Julie Lemieux): A praying mantis, Caroleena 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 and 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. In the first episode, his voice was originally a stereotypical Dracula voice, but it was changed to a more vague European accent in later episodes.
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's 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's just friends with Creepie and Chris-Alice. Budge is very smart like his dad and Budge 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. She loves Sweetie McSwiss Candy and all girly things. Her favorite color is pink. Chris-Alice is bossy and perky. Creepie told Chris-Alice her secret, and Chris-Alice told Ms. Monserate that Creepie thought she was being raised by bugs. Ms. Monserrate took Chris-Alice to her office to talk to her. Her name is a pun on the word chrysalis, a form of immature insect. Chris-Alice collects toothbrushes, loves to hula-hoop and she loves gluing pennies together for art. She has a cat named Mr. Whiskers and a chameleon named Mr. Biggles. She has a non-scary Halloween party every year, and every year when Carla and Melanie refuse to come Chris-Alice will keep calling them until they agree to come.
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. She has fair skin, has red-orange hair, yellow T-shirt, checkered skirt, and yellow shoes.
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. 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. He is a stickler for rules. 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 (aka 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 (a giant tarantula) (voiced by Leah Cudmore): Skipper's 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 the main antagonist of the show Dr. Pierce is evil and needs braces. His catch phrase is "Oh no!".
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.
A DVD of Growing Up Creepie was released for Region 1 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 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.
USDiscovery Kids (2006–2010)
The Hub (2010–2011)
MexicoCanal 5 (2007–2011)
SpainClan TVE (2007–2011)
Australia and New ZealandNickelodeon (2007–2011)
Latin AmericaNickelodeon (2007–2010)
Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, FYR Macedonia (in Serbian)Ultra TV (2013-2014)