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Derreck's World
Derrecksworldtitle 2005
Genre Comedy
Adventure
Stick figure
Format Animated television series
Created by Damen Walker
Wilton Lawrence
Starring Joshua Seth
Country of origin United States
Language English
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes TBA (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Franklin Tobar
Running time 7-12 minutes
Production company(s) DJW Studios
Rubix TV
Dot Comedy Animation
Distributor Dot Comedy Productions
Broadcast
Original channel Dot Comedy
Original run August 12, 2005 – present
Followed by The Landrums' Show
Preceded by N/A
Spin-offs/Related Shows N/A

Derreck's World (also known as Derek's World in some countries) is an American animated stick figure television series created by Damen Walker and Wilton Lawrence for Dot Comedy. Produced by DJW Studios and Rubix Television, the series revolves around the everyday adventures of Derreck Stickazoom, an eight-year old stickboy who dreams of making the world an "actual living fantasy" by making crazy gadgets and embarking on unlikely adventures such as saving the world and discovering something that isn't real. The series is based on a short film called Bet You Can't Do This! which was released on March 15, 1996, and later November 21, 2001 with Going Francisco.

The series debuted on August 13, 2004. It is both the studio and network's longest running show. The first four seasons of the series were executive produced by Colin Conklin before he retired from the Rubix company in 2007 and became Vice President of Geo LTD. Animation, and starting with the fifth season, Samuel Merritt took over as the producer of the series and other media from DJW Studios.

Production

In 2002, while watching Toy Story during the production of Tony Tom-Tom's Delivery Service, Damen Walker enjoyed looking at the interior of Sid's house (especially because of its staircase and the window above it). He became inspired to create a house with a structure resembling that of Sid's, and later realized that the house could be his chance was to create a "bigger world" around his character Derreck Stickazoom from Bet You Can't Do This!.

When creating his own version of the house, Walker used different wallpaper designs for each room he saw in Toy Story and gave the window above the stairs some detail such as the curtains. When the house was finished, he had to decide which room Derreck should sleep in. He chose Sid's bedroom, and used Hannah's for a sibling that Derreck may have.

Damen Walker began working with Wilton Lawrence, who co-directed Going Francisco, on the first episode of their show Derreck's World, called Derreck Runs on Walls. The show premiered on Dot Comedy on August 13, 2004 and received positive reviews from critics.

Episodes

Main article: Derreck's World/Episode Guide
Season Episodes Season premiere Season finale
1 13 August 13, 2004 December 17, 2004
2 16 January 29, 2005 July 8, 2005
3 14 August 26, 2006 February 19, 2007
4 13 April 22, 2007 August 15, 2007
5 15 October 13, 2007 July 20, 2008
6 15 August 4, 2008 March 15, 2009
7 13 June 1, 2009 December 20, 2009
8 12 April 26, 2010 November 7, 2010
9 13 February 5, 2011 October 31, 2011
10 15 March 11, 2012 November 12, 2012
11 16 February 18, 2013 August 11, 2013
12 12 March 22, 2014

September 22, 2014

13 16 March 15, 2015 October 24, 2015
14 13 April 8, 2016 September 9, 2016
15 TBA December 30, 2016 TBA

Film

Paramount Pictures, Dot Comedy Movies, and DJW Studios produced Derreck's World: Summer Movie, an animated stick figure film that was released on May 14, 2010. The film was directed by Damen Walker and co-directed by Wilton Lawrence.