Total Drama

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Total Drama
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The Total Drama logo along with the main host on the left.
Genre Comedy / Animation / Drama / Action
Created by Jennifer Pertsch
Tom McGillis
Developed by Fresh TV Inc. / Teletoon
Directed by Todd Kauffman (1–2)
Mark Thornton (1–2)
Keith Oliver (3–5)
Chad Hicks (3–5)
Presented by Fresh TV Inc. / Teletoon
Starring Christian Potenza
Clé Bennett
Theme music composer Voodoo Highway Music & Post Inc
Opening theme "I Wanna be Famous!"
Ending theme "I Wanna be Famous!"
(Instrumental)
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 5 completed
No. of episodes 120 aired (including specials)
Production
Executive producer(s) Tom McGillis
Jennifer Pertsch
George Elliott
Brian Irving
Running time 22 minutes (excluding commercials)
44 minutes (specials)
Production company(s) Teletoon
Fresh TV Inc.
Neptoon Studios
Distributor Cake Entertainment
Broadcast
Original channel Teletoon (CAN)
Cartoon Network (US)
Picture format HDTV 1080p
Original airing July 8, 2007;
7 years ago
 (2007-07-08)[1][2] (Canada)
June 5, 2008;
6 years ago
 (2008-06-05)[3] (United States)
Chronology
Related shows Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race[4]
External links
Website
Production website

Total Drama is a Canadian animated reality television series which lampoons the conventions commonly found in reality television. The show and its sequel seasons are collectively referred to as the Total Drama series. It premiered on the Canadian cable television specialty channel, Teletoon on July 8, 2007, and on the American cable television channel Cartoon Network on June 5, 2008.[3] All of the contestants have distinct personalities that serve as a main plot point with the characters consisting of the eponymous fictional reality series and the contestants therein. The style of this series is similar to that of Survivor, Fear Factor, and The Amazing Race.

The Total Drama series currently consists of five seasons that have aired in the past six years; the first season, Total Drama Island, the second season, Total Drama Action, the third season, Total Drama World Tour, the fourth season, Total Drama: Revenge of the Island, and the fifth season, Total Drama All-Stars and Total Drama: Pahkitew Island. The latest installment aired on July 7, 2014 in the United States[5] and September 4, 2014 in Canada.[6] Tom McGillis, the co-creator of the series, has stated that his personal goal is for Total Drama to go to at least ten seasons.[7]

Format[edit]

The name of each season consists of the title Total Drama with a different word or phrase later in. That changing word or phrase defines the theme for that season. This series is a competition to win a cash prize of C$100,000 in the first season and C$1,000,000 in every other season. This series takes elements of other widely known series such as Survivor, Fear Factor, and The Amazing Race. Like these other series, Total Drama is rated TV-PG because it features mild profanity, censored language, brief censored nudity, and some suggestive dialogue. When more suggestive dialogue is present, the episode is rated TV-PG-D. The first three seasons are rated TV-PG-D while the latter two are rated TV-PG. Unlike many other animated shows, this series has a different logo for every season (while each season might have multiple alternate logos), so there is no official logo for this series.

Location[edit]

Most seasons in this series takes place in a different location. The first season, Total Drama Island, is set in Camp Wawanakwa, a fictional island located in an unspecified area in Muskoka, Ontario. The second season, Total Drama Action, is set in an abandoned movie studio lot in Toronto, Ontario. In the third season, Total Drama World Tour, the contestants are taken all around the world in a large aircraft, which seems to be structurally unstable. Some of the countries that are visited in the third season include Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The fourth season, Total Drama: Revenge of the Island, is set back at Camp Wawanakwa, but this time the island is radioactive. The first part of the fifth season, Total Drama All-Stars, also takes place on the island,[8] due to the success of the first and fourth seasons. The second part, Total Drama: Pahkitew Island however, takes place on another island called Pahkitew Island.[6]

Production[edit]

Total Drama was developed and produced by Fresh TV and was distributed by Cake Entertainment. The series is funded in part by the Canada Media Fund (formerly the Canadian Television Fund), and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.[9] The first season was funded by Xenpohile Media, Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund. The series, primarily targeted at twelve to eighteen-year-olds, was animated at Elliott Animation and directed by Todd Kauffman and Mark Thornton of Neptoon Studios.[10] The creators, Tom McGillis and Jennifer Pertsch, studied what teenagers liked and disliked about reality television shows in the writing process.[11]

McGillis says they used a "countrywide online research project" to determine this demographic's likes.[12] Fresh TV Inc. partners McGillis, Pertsch, Elliott and Irving produced the series.[13] The budget for the first season was $8 million.[14] It was animated in Flash,[10] at Elliott Animation's studio in Toronto.[13]

Every cast and crew member on Total Drama had to sign a confidentiality agreement not to disclose who the winner was.[15] All the characters were designed by Kauffman.[16] An early name for the series was Camp TV when the series first started production in 2006.[17] Camp TV Productions is still labeled in the end credits of every episode, along with the season number in Roman numerals.

Episodes[edit]

This is a list of all the seasons that have aired with the original Canadian air dates shown below along with basic elements for each season. The 100th episode of the whole series aired in Canada on February 27, 2014, with the producers very happy of this milestone.[5] That means that it took Teletoon 6 years and 7 months for them to air the first 100 episodes.

Season Episodes Original airing dates Winner
Season premiere Season finale Special episode Original International
1 27 +1 Sp July 8, 2007 January 4, 2008 November 29, 2008 Owen Gwen
2 26 +1 Sp January 11, 2009 December 10, 2009 June 10, 2010 Duncan Beth
3 26 June 10, 2010 April 24, 2011 N/A Alejandro Heather
4 13 January 5, 2012[18] April 12, 2012[19] N/A Cameron Lightning
5 P1 13 January 9, 2014[6][20][21] March 27, 2014 TBA Mike Zoey
P2 13 September 4, 2014[6][22] November 2014 TBD Shawn

Source for table:[23]

     : Current airing season
     : Seasons in production

The first part of the fifth season has already finished airing in the United States and Canada with Mike as the most recent winner. The second part of the fifth season is currently airing as of 2014. For the most recent seasons, the United States and other countries usually air the seasons first and before Canada gets to air it (usually the following year).

Seasons[edit]

There are currently five seasons in the Total Drama series that have aired worldwide, with new seasons currently in production, which all are listed below. The air dates listed in the table are from the original Canadian airings.

Season Title Episodes Director Contestants Season premiere
1 "Total Drama Island" 28 Todd Kauffman / Mark Thornton 22 July 8, 2007
Total Drama Island is the first season of the series. It first premiered on Canada on July 8, 2007 and June 5, 2008 on the United States. This season takes place at Camp Wawanakwa, a fictional island located somewhere in Muskoka, Ontario where the season is based on a summer camp theme (although a contestant is eliminated at the end of every episode). Like the whole series, this season is a competition to see which of the twenty-two contestants will survive and last the longest. This is because the contestants are brutally tortured along the way through the intense challenges they are given. Challenges are sometimes based on other reality shows like Fear Factor and Survivor. All of this is so that the winner of the season (the one to last the longest on the island and not get eliminated), will win a small fortune of C$100,000 and cheesy fame. Eliminated contestants are sent packing toward the Dock of Shame and must ride the Boat of Losers off the island.
2 "Total Drama Action" 27 Todd Kauffman / Mark Thornton 15 January 11, 2009
Total Drama Action is the second season of the series. It premiered on Canada on January 11, 2009 and June 11 in the U.S. It is a sequel to the first season of the series, Total Drama Island. In this season, fourteen characters from Total Drama Island returned: Beth, Bridgette, DJ, Duncan, Geoff, Gwen, Harold, Heather, Izzy, Justin, Leshawna, Lindsay, Owen, and Trent. Courtney returns later on in the season due to a lawsuit. In this season, the contestants are taken to a brand new location: an old film lot in the center of Toronto, Ontario. The challenges are now based on movie genres, and the grand prize is now C$1,000,000. Cody, Eva, Ezekiel, Noah, Katie, Sadie, and Tyler do not return to compete, but still appeared for the aftermath special, an extra show which was hosted by Bridgette and Geoff, the first two eliminated contestants. All losers must take the Walk of Shame on the red carpet and ride the Lame-o-sine.
3 "Total Drama World Tour" 26 Keith Oliver / Chad Hicks 18 June 10, 2010
Total Drama World Tour is the third season of the series. It premiered in 2010 internationally and continued onto 2011 in Canada. In this season, seventeen contestants are taken on a trip around the world as they compete in cultural themed challenges based on the countries or regions that they visit. An added twist in this season is that the contestants are required to break spontaneously into song, or else be immediately eliminated by Chris (although this rule was not strongly enforced, and no one was eliminated for not singing anyway). Fifteen of the original characters from Total Drama Island returned: Bridgette, Cody, Courtney, DJ, Duncan, Ezekiel, Gwen, Harold, Heather, Izzy, Leshawna, Noah, Lindsay, Owen, and Tyler. Two new characters, Alejandro and Sierra, also joined the cast at the beginning of this season. Additionally, a third new character, Blaineley, was brought on to compete past the halfway point of the season. Beth, Eva, Geoff, Justin, Katie, Sadie and Trent did not return to compete, but have instead appeared for the aftermath specials. The prize for this season is also C$1,000,000. People are eliminated by jumping off the Drop of Shame.
4 "Total Drama: Revenge of the Island" 13[28] Keith Oliver / Chad Hicks 13[25] January 5, 2012
Total Drama: Revenge of the Island is the fourth season of the series. The series' extension was commissioned by Teletoon from the producers, Fresh TV Inc.[24] It premiered in Canada on January 5, 2012 and in the United States on June 5, 2012. This season returns to Camp Wawanakwa (the original setting of the first season), but no contestants from previous seasons return. Instead, a new set of thirteen contestants compete, which are Anne Maria, B, Brick, Cameron, Dakota, Dawn, Jo, Lightning, Mike, Sam, Scott, Staci, and Zoey.[25] However, some characters from the original cast still have cameo appearances throughout the season.[26] Also, due to the island being abandoned for the past two seasons, Chris had lent the island to a biohazardous waste dump company, causing the island to turn radioactive.[27] This means that causes of radiation and toxic waste is the main theme for this season. This season only contains 13 episodes (half the length of a regular season),[28] and the cash prize is once again C$1,000,000. People are eliminated off the island by the Hurl of Shame.
5 "Total Drama All-Stars & Total Drama: Pahkitew Island" 26[29] Keith Oliver / Chad Hicks 28[36] January 9, 2014[6][20]
Total Drama All-Stars and Total Drama: Pahkitew Island both make up the fifth season of the Total Drama series which were ordered by Cartoon Network in October 2012 as 26 episodes.[29] Both parts of Season 5 feature different islands and casts, but share similar elements and are both under the same production code.
Total Drama All-Stars is the first part of the fifth season of the series.[30] while the season premiered on January 9, 2014 in Canada[20] and on September 10, 2013 in the United States.[21] This segment is 13 episodes long, just like the previous season.[31] Total Drama All-Stars features the fourteen most popular contestants from the previous two seasons,[29][32] which are: Alejandro, Cameron, Courtney, Duncan, Gwen, Heather, Jo, Lightning, Lindsay, Mike, Sam, Scott, Sierra, and Zoey.[33] They all compete in several "Heroes vs. Villains" themed challenges, which means that the protagonists (heroes) team up and compete against the antagonists (villains).[34] People will now be eliminated by taking the Flush of Shame and the winner once again takes home C$1,000,000.
Total Drama: Pahkitew Island is the second part of the fifth season and was announced on June 11, 2013.[6] It also consists of 13 episodes and takes place at a new location, this time on an island called Pahkitew Island located somewhere in Western Canada.[6] A new set of fourteen contestants compete in this season, which are: Amy, Beardo, Dave, Ella, Jasmine, Leonard, Max, Rodney, Samey, Scarlett, Shawn, Sky, Sugar, and Topher. The last part of this season first aired in the United States on July 7, 2014 and later in Canada on September 4, 2014[22][5][35] Eliminations now take place via the Cannon of Shame and features another one million dollar grand prize. Pahkitew Island features various similar elements to Camp Wawanakwa but the island is much bigger.

Source for season list:[37]

Spin-off series[edit]

A new spin-off series called Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race is already in production and will take place at the same time as the current show.[38] Some of the contestants from previous seasons will make appearances, while the show will be primarily dominated by a new cast who has yet to be introduced.[4] Alex Ganetakos is set to produce this new season[39] while Terry McGurrin is set to write screenplay.[40] Chad Hicks will direct it.[41] Kristin Fairlie, the voice actor for the character Bridgette is set to voice one of the new contestants named Carrie.[42] The new host will be named Don.[43]

Broadcasting[edit]

Total Drama first premiered in Canada on July 8, 2007 on Teletoon, while the United States aired the show one year later on Cartoon Network on June 5, 2008, followed by other countries thereafter. Since then, Total Drama has become an international franchise and one of the biggest successes for Fresh TV. As of September 2011, the entire series has been shown in over 100 countries around the world, with the first season airing in 188 countries worldwide.[9]

Country Channel Broadcast Language
Canada Canada Teletoon, Télétoon 2007–present English, Canadian French
Australia Australia ABC1, ABC3 2009–present English
Brazil Brazil Cartoon Network Brazilian Portuguese
Bulgaria Bulgaria Cartoon Network 2008–present Bulgarian
Croatia Croatia Croatian
Denmark Denmark Cartoon Network 2008–present Danish
Ecuador Ecuador Oromar Televisión 2014–present Spanish
Finland Finland Cartoon Network Finnish
France France Télétoon+, Canal+ Family 2008–present European French
Hungary Hungary Cartoon Network 2008–present Hungarian
Israel Israel Arutz HaYeladim 2010–present Hebrew
Italy Italy K2 2010–present Italian
Mexico Mexico Cartoon Network 2009–present Spanish
Netherlands Netherlands Jetix, Cartoon Network 2008–present Dutch
New Zealand New Zealand Cartoon Network 2009–present English
Norway Norway Cartoon Network 2008–present Norwegian
Philippines Philippines Cartoon Network English/Tagalog
Poland Poland Cartoon Network 2008–present Polish
Portugal Portugal Panda Biggs, RTP 2 2011–present European Portuguese
Romania Romania Cartoon Network 2008–present Romanian
Russia Russia Cartoon Network, 2x2, MTV 2010–present Russian
Serbia Serbia Cartoon Network Serbian
Spain Spain Canal Super3, Disney XD 2009–present Catalan, Spanish
Sweden Sweden Cartoon Network 2008–present Swedish
United Kingdom United Kingdom Jetix, Disney XD 2009–present English
United States United States Cartoon Network 2008–present English

Alternate airings[edit]

For every season, the show's producers create two alternate endings for the final episode, such that the winner seen in one country's broadcasts is the runner-up in other countries (and vice-versa) where the show airs. Recently however, the winners have been the same for all the new countries the series is being introduced in (like Hungary, Africa, Slovenia, etc.). The characters, Gwen, Beth, Alejandro, Cameron and Zoey are depicted as the season winners in these versions. Winners in bold are the original winners (the winners that aired in the country the show was produced).

After a season is done, the winner usually gets keeps the money and is able to spend it at the end, except for Total Drama Island where the money is eaten by a shark, and in Total Drama World Tour where the money is thrown into a volcano. While the status of the winner in Total Drama All-Stars keeping or losing the money is unknown.

Characters[edit]

Total Drama has had a total of 52 characters in the series who were introduced as contestants throughout the series' five seasons. The first three seasons consists of an original set of cast, with a total of 25 characters (22 are introduced in the first episode of the series, while the other three are introduced later on), while the fourth season consists of a only new cast with 13 characters. However, the fifth season brings back both casts to compete together and against each other, while also introducing a third set of cast with 14 new characters.

The characters of the Total Drama series

The names of all the contestants who have competed in the first five seasons are: Alejandro, Amy, Anne Maria, B, Beardo, Beth, Blaineley, Brick, Bridgette, Cameron, Cody, Courtney, Dakota, Dave, Dawn, DJ, Duncan, Ella, Eva, Ezekiel, Geoff, Gwen, Harold, Heather, Izzy, Jasmine, Jo, Justin, Katie, Leonard, Leshawna, Lightning, Lindsay, Max, Mike, Noah, Owen, Rodney, Sadie, Sam, Samey, Scarlett, Scott, Sierra, Staci, Shawn, Sky, Sugar, Topher, Trent, Tyler, and Zoey.

Most characters have appeared in two or more seasons, but only twelve characters have been depicted as winners (only six characters are winners in their respective countries). Shawn is the most recent winner as of July 2014, while previous winners who competed again after their win are no longer capable of winning due to their unfortunate events. 22 characters competed in Season 1, 15 competed in Season 2, 18 competed in Season 3, 13 competed in Season 4, and 14 characters competed in each half of Season 5 (28 total).

Voice actors[edit]

There are several voice actors who have recorded the voices for all the characters in the Total Drama series. Both Christian Potenza and Clé Bennett voice the two main characters in the series who appear in almost every episode.[46] Christian Potenza plays the role of host Chris McLean and said that the best part of the job was that his character could not be voted off the show.[47] Egotistical and immoral to them, unless it effects him legally, Chris places the show's contestants in various life-threatening challenges. Clé Bennett plays the role of the co-host of the series, Chef who is Chris McLean's best friend despite being mistreated at times. Other notable voice actors include Brian Froud who voices contestants Harold and Sam, and is the only other voice actor who has a main role in every season. Also worth mentioning is Emilie-Claire Barlow, who plays the contestant Courtney on Total Drama Island and stated that Courtney was her favorite character that she had ever played.[48]

A list of all the voice actors for the original cast are: Emilie-Claire Barlow as Courtney,[49] Clé Bennett as DJ,[50] Julia Chantrey as Eva, Carla Collins as Blaineley, Katie Crown as Izzy,[50] Novie Edwards as Leshawna, Megan Fahlenbock as Gwen,[51] Kristin Fairlie as Bridgette,[50] Brian Froud as Harold, Sarah Gadon as Beth,[52] Marco Grazzini as Alejandro (for Total Drama World Tour), Carter Hayden as Noah, Alex House as Alejandro (for Total Drama All-Stars), Lauren Lipson as Sadie, Scott McCord as both Owen and Trent,[50] Stephanie Anne Mills as both Katie and Lindsay,[53] Drew Nelson as Duncan,[54] Annick Obonsawin as Sierra, Peter Oldring as Ezekiel, Tyler and Cody, Dan Petronijevic as Geoff, Adam Reid as Justin, and Rachel Wilson as Heather.[55]

For the second generation cast, the voice actors are:[50] Carleigh Beverly as Dakota, Jon Cor as Brick, Cory Doran as Mike, Kevin Duhaney as Cameron, Laurie Elliot as Jo, Brian Froud as Sam, Athena Karkanis as Anne Maria, Barbara Mamabolo as Zoey, Caitlynne Medrek as Dawn, Ashley Peters as Staci, Tyrone Savage as Lightning, and James Wallis as Scott.

For the third generation cast, the voice actors are:[56] Clé Bennett as Beardo and Leonard, Zachary Bennett as Shawn, Katie Bergin as Jasmine, Daniel DeSanto as Dave, Bruce Dow as Max, Kristi Friday as Scarlett, Christopher Jacot as Topher, Bryn McAuley as Amy and Samey,[57] Sunday Muse as Ella,[58] Sarah Podemski as Sky, Ian Ronningen as Rodney,[59] and Rochelle Wilson as Sugar.

Most voice actors have only voiced one character, while some actors have voiced two characters. Peter Oldring and Clé Bennett are the only two voice actors who have voiced more than two characters, Peter Oldring voicing three and Clé Bennett voicing four (five if counting DJ's mother). Brian Froud and Clé Bennett are the only voice actors to voice contestants from more than one generation. Emilie Claire-Barlow revealed that Courtney was voiced by an unnamed voice actress in the first two episodes of Total Drama Island before the role was given to her. Alejandro is the only character to have three voice actors, he was voiced by Marco Grazinni in Total Drama World Tour, Keith Oliver while he was in the robot suit and Alex House in Total Drama All-Stars.[60] Josh is the only minor character to have a voice actor of his own, Dwayne Hill, as these roles are usually given to one of the main cast members.

Role outside series[edit]

Total Drama characters are seen in an entire different series called Skatoony where the characters are interviewed to play in quiz trivia games against real people and other Canadian series characters. Some Total Drama characters will also appear in an upcoming new series called, Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race.[4]

Series reception[edit]

Ratings[edit]

As of 2011, the first season has been shown in over 188 countries[9] while the entire franchise has been seen in at least 100.[61] The series has received incredible ratings (dominating the under-14 age group base) and very involved fans who keep talking about the series throughout various online communities, while also inspiring them to create their own fanart and fanfictions.[5] Cake Entertainment, the main distributor of the series, calls the show "phenomenally popular",[61] while the creator of the series said that "For tweens around the world, Total Drama is more than just a parody of a reality show. It's THEIR reality show".[5]

Critical reaction[edit]

The first season, Total Drama Island received general acclaim from critics and fans. Users from TV.com gave the show an 8.6 "Great",[62] while users from IMDB gave it a 7.5 out of 10.[63] Common Sense Media gave the show 4 out of 5 stars, calling it a "[c]lever cartoon reality show spoof".[64] The second season, Total Drama Action, however received less acclaim due to being seen as less on par with Total Drama Island although some critics[who?] did enjoy it as much as the first season.[citation needed] The third season, Total Drama World Tour, has also received critical acclaim from critics and won multiple awards including "Best Animated Series", "Best Voice Actress" (for Annick Obonsawin), and was also nominated for several other awards, although there was some criticizing about the love triangle between Courtney, Duncan and Gwen.[citation needed] Total Drama: Revenge of the Island received mixed to positive reviews, airing in over 100 countries. However, Total Drama All-Stars has received mixed to negative reviews, blaming the overuse of the Season 4 cast and many wasted plot lines such as Courtney and Gwen's friendship being ruined again.

Awards[edit]

  • Total Drama Island was a nominee in The Gemini Awards, in 2008.
  • In 2010, the overall show won Best Tween Series and the Viewer's Choice Award for Kid Screen's 1st Annual Award presentation in New York.
  • Total Drama Action was nominated for The Gemini Awards, in 2010.
  • Total Drama World Tour won "Best Foreign Series" and "Best Music Score on a TV series" in the ToonZone Awards.
  • The song Oh My Izzy from Total Drama World Tour was nominated for "Best Song in a TV series" in the ToonZone Awards.
  • Carter Hayden, the voice actor for Noah, was nominated for "Best Voice Actor in a TV Series" and Annick Obonsawin, the voice actress for Sierra, won "Best Voice Actress in a TV Series," in the ToonZone Awards.
  • Total Drama World Tour won "Best Animated Series," "Best Voice Talent," and "Best Tweens/Teens Program" in the Tweens/Teens, Creative Talent, and Viewers Choice categories for the 2011 KidScreen Awards.

Media[edit]

DVD releases[edit]

Season DVD release dates
Region 1 Region 4
1 August 18, 2009 May 5, 2010[65] September 29, 2010[66]
2 N/A November 2, 2011[67][68] July 4, 2012[69]
3 N/A April 3, 2013[70] August 7, 2013[71]
4 N/A October 8, 2014[72]
5 TBA 2015 TBA

Up until November 1, 2011, only Total Drama Island had been released on DVD. Cartoon Network released their Total Drama Island DVD in the U.S. on August 18, 2009 (Region 1), while Madman Entertainment (Region 4) also released Total Drama Island on DVD in Australia, but this time in two parts (Collection 1 on May 5, 2010[65] and Collection 2 on September 29, 2010[66]). However, almost two years after Total Drama Action was first aired, Madman released their Collection 1 DVD of the second season on November 2, 2011[67][68] (with Collection 2 being released on July 4, 2012[69]), making Australia the only country that has released the entirety of Total Drama Action for private home viewing. Australia also released Total Drama World Tour on DVD with Collection 1 being released on April 3, 2013[70] and Collection 2 being released on August 7, 2013.[71] Total Drama: Revenge of the Island will however only be released into one part due to it being a shorter season.

Online promotion[edit]

Teletoon is hosting a Total Drama-based website called "Total Drama Online" where players can play games and earn badges to win prizes.[73] Even though most features (like user accounts, original avatar designer and badge counter) from this website are exclusive to only Canadian viewers, all of the games and basic elements are available to the rest of the world. Cartoon Network also has their own Total Drama website which is very similar to the Canadian one,[74] but is only exclusive to viewers in the United States. Various alternate websites based on the series also exist throughout most of the other countries the show airs in, which are all in their respective languages.[75]

Other[edit]

In the 2014 Fan Expo Canada, many characters from the series take over as commentators to several movies that are presented in the event. New scenes are animated in order for the characters to take shape and present themselves in the big screen.[76] Christian Potenza plays the role of the host while over voice actors like, Bryn McAuley, Cory Doran, Scott McCord, Sunday Muse and Zachary Bennett are also involved in this presentation.[77]

See also[edit]

Related shows[edit]

These are other Canadian animated TV series that are also produced by Fresh TV:

Other shows[edit]

The Total Drama series parodies and references several elements from other series listed below:

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