Pearlie
GenreComedy
Fantasy
Created byWendy Harmer
Written by
  • Wendy Harmer
  • Kim Thompson
Directed by
Voices of
Theme music composerLouis Anton
Opening theme"Magic in the City", performed by Louise Anton
Ending theme"Magic in the City" (instrumental)
ComposerClive Harrison
Country of origin
  • Australia
  • Canada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes26
Production
Executive producers
Producers
  • Jennifer Hill
  • Merle-Anne Ridley
  • Rodney Whitham
Running time22 minutes
Production companiesSticky Pictures
Nelvana Limited
Original release
Network
Release19 September 2009 (2009-09-19) –
31 January 2011 (2011-01-31)

Pearlie is an animated comedy series based on the children's book series Pearlie the Park Fairy by Wendy Harmer.[1] Pearlie is a co-production between Australian children's television producer Sticky Pictures and Canadian animation house Nelvana Limited. The series aired on Network Ten in Australia, YTV in Canada, Pop Girl in the United Kingdom, and Qubo in the United States. 26 episodes were produced.

Synopsis

Pearlie is a park fairy appointed by Fairy Headquarters to keep Jubilee Park in order.[2] She is full of over-the-top plans for parties and events for the park and its residents, and as she puts it, "everything has to be perfect" for whatever it is she's planning. She is assisted by Jasper, an elf who prefers to not do any real work. There is also Opal, an outback fairy from Australia sent to learn the ropes of park management from Pearlie.

Pearlie's cousin Saphira is jealous of Pearlie's popularity in the fairy world and desperately wants her to be fired. With her assistant Ludwig, a common bat, Saphira sets out to spoil perky Pearlie's day any way she can. Pearlie remains oblivious, always thinking the best of her cousin, while Opal and Jasper are aware of Saphira's plans.

Characters

Fairies

Others

Voice cast

Episodes

Episode Title Summary 1 Summary 2 Production Code
1 Hurly Burly / Dude Ranch A desert fairy called Opal moves to Jubilee Park and Pearlie and her elf buddy Jasper welcome her. Jasper's tree home is sawn down, and so Pearlie must help him find a new home. Scrag and Mr. Flea then take advantage of the situation by making Jasper live in a sewer. 103
2 Mothballs / Snip And Snit Opal is told to host the Full Moon Ball for moths, but Saphira's plans may spoil the celebration. Gobsmack supposedly captures a criminal fairy called Moe and disguises him as a barber in Saphira's spa. When Pearlie, Jasper, and Opal visit the spa, they notice there is something odd going on. 101
3 Dial A Dilemma / Throwing Down Opal believes a phone is a mystical being when one is dropped in Jubilee Park. Pearlie talks Jasper into teaching her to throw her voice so she can be everywhere at once. 102
4 Tooth Affairy / Trick In The Stick Pearlie fills in for a handsome male tooth fairy called Finn, but she realizes she has forgotten the most important rule of a tooth fairy. Pearlie mixes up her wand with a wood sprite called Fern and transforms the park into a ravaging jungle. Eventually, the mix-up is now fixed at Saphira's spa. 104
5 If The Boot Fits / Peruvian Toadstool Pearlie discovers that there is a boot thief in Jubilee Park, and Saphira blames Opal for the disappearing boots. Jasper loses his memory after an encounter with a rare Peruvian toadstool. 105
6 White Shade Of Pale / Flower Talk A mistake with a magical snowglobe in Aunt Garnet's shop wreaks wintry havoc on Jubilee Park. Pearlie uses an elf-only potion to talk to flowers so they can look good for a photograph shoot. 106
7 Dot Between The Eyes / Ratopia On the eve of the Fairyland Flutter dance, Pearlie gets a nasty pimple. She then becomes partners with an ogre names Blair who everyone thinks is hideous. Scrag and Mr. Flea cause a flood, which makes Pearlie evict them from Jubilee Park. However, they return with some cockroach friends to build a kingdom of trash called 'Ratopia.' 107
8 Dragonball Run / The Bitey Bitedown There is a dragonfly race in Jubilee Park and Pearlie helps a small dragonfly gain confidence to win. Pearlie tries to get rid of the rats' fleas. Soon, though, it turns into a war. 108
9 The Big Doll / Are You Being Served? Pearlie and her friends find a doll in Jubilee Park and believe it is a being under a spell. Saphira tries hard to kick Lüdwig out of her glass spa. 109
10 Ant Misbehavin' / Frilled Neck And Neck Pearlie tries to teach some ants to relax from their work, which angers the Ant Queen and causes her to side with Saphira. Opal's frilled lizard friend from the Outback, Ned, escapes and wreaks havoc in Jubilee Park. 110
11 Fairytastic Fall / The Fern Turns Pearlie tries to keep everyone calm when the Fall Fairy does not arrive on time. Fern the wood sprite returns to Jubilee Park in search of a rare and mysterious bird. 111
12 Dream On / No Place Like Gnome A nightmare escapes in Jubilee Park and Pearlie must catch it. Jasper changes jobs with a garden gnome. 112
13 Rat-Tanic / No Swimming Allowed Scrag and Mr. Flea set up a cruise ship in an old watermelon, but when the melon gives way, their plans are spoiled. One of Aunt Garnet's potions wreaks havoc at Pearlie's pool party. 113
14 Twinkle-Twinkle Diva Star / Secrets And Whispers Pearlie welcomes star singer Twinkle-Twinkle to Jubilee Park until she reveals she is a fraud. Pearlie plans a surprise party for Opal. 114
15 Hide And Go Eek / Dust Busters Pearlie is turning Sapphire's glass house into a haunted house for the Summertime Fairy Fair. Pearlie spills the last of Garnet's fairy dust. 115
16 Roller Fairy / Fairy Factor The park becomes a no-winged zone for flying creatures so Jasper makes roller skates for everyone. Saphira is jealous of Pearlie's certificates, so she creates a housekeeping diploma. 116
17 Bongo Boys / Prickly Friends Jasper accepts an offer to play the bongos in a fairy band, until he finds out it isn't what he thought it would be. A cactus growing causes an argument between Jasper and Opal. 117
18 Fairy Godmother Bother / Go Go Gobsmack Aunt Garnet's magic goes wildly wrong and turns the park into a fairytale land. Gobsmack loses his job and needs to prove himself worthy to get it back. 118
19 Sterling Effort / Elf Prankin' Pearlie is suspicious of Jasper's new friend. Jasper is blamed for pranks all over Jubilee Park. 120
20 Spriteful / Love Bites Pearlie's patience is tested with a new neighbor, a fun-loving water sprite who parties all night. A love bug escapes to Jubilee Park and causes people to fall in love with each other. 121
21 Mother Magic / Buckin' Bronco Pearlie's mother Coral visits Jubilee Park for a celebration. Opal's star rodeo cockroach disappears. 122
22 Lüdwig In The Wild / The Big Sneeze When Lüdwig goes missing, Pearlie searches for him. Pearlie wants to help out with spring chores, but she has a cold. 123
23 Socks In the City / Possumbilities Three fashionistas visit Jubilee Park, but then Pearlie reveals a fraud. Pearlie's plans for a possum wedding are wrecked by a nervous groom. 125
24 Rose Petal Pearlie / Come Fly With Me Pearlie and Saphira compete for the best rose petal muffins in Jubilee Park. Jasper steals a child's airplane for a romantic ride with Fern, but Scrag and Mr. Flea try to spoil his plans. 119
25 Hideous Halloween / Super Sized Elf Pearlie and her friends hide in a magical jack-o-lantern on Halloween Night. Jasper meddles with magic and makes himself giant. 124
26 Jingle Bell Park / Starlight Spectacular Pearlie welcomes Jingle, the new Christmas Fairy, to the park. Pearlie hosts a display in Jubilee Park. 126

Home media

Australian media distributor Madman Entertainment released five DVDs of Pearlie in 2010.

References

  1. ^ Bodey, Michael: Wendy Harmer's big TV double, The Australian, 7 September 2009.
  2. ^ Crump, William D. (2019). Happy Holidays--Animated! A Worldwide Encyclopedia of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year's Cartoons on Television and Film. McFarland & Co. p. 153. ISBN 9781476672939.