Total Drama World Tour

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Total Drama World Tour
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The Total Drama World Tour logo.
Country of origin Canada
No. of episodes 26 (no special)
Broadcast
Original channel Teletoon
Original run June 10, 2010 (2010-06-10) – April 24, 2011 (2011-04-24)
Season chronology
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Total Drama Action
TDA
Third season of the Total Drama series.
List of Total Drama episodes
Winners: Alejandro or Heather / Grand Prize: $1,000,000

Total Drama World Tour is the third season of the Total Drama franchise that began with Total Drama Island and Total Drama Action. The series extension was commissioned by Teletoon from the producers, Fresh TV, Inc.[1] The season's elements and plot structure is largely based off The Amazing Race, with the semi-final episode being a direct parody of the reality series. In this series, fifteen returning contestants and three new contestants are taken on a trip around the world, and compete in cultural themed challenges of countries they visit. An added twist in this season is that they are required to break spontaneously into song, or else be immediately eliminated. The original cast from this and past seasons do not compete in the next season, Total Drama: Revenge of the Island, as there is a new cast. However, nine of these original contestants each have a cameo in the next season, while seven of them return to compete again in the fifth season, Total Drama All-Stars.[2] This series is rated TV-PG-D in the United States and Australia.

Plot[edit]

As with the previous seasons, fifteen returning contestants and three new ones (Alejandro, Sierra, and Blaineley) partake in an elimination-based competition for the grand prize of C$1,000,000, led by series host Chris McLean (Christian Potenza).

In this season, contestants are taken around the world throughout international based challenges and are required to break into song whenever Chris rings a special chime, or face instant elimination. There are 30 songs in total, and every episode takes place in a different location.

As the contestants are eliminated, they take the "Drop of Shame"[3] by parachuting out of the plane in which the elimination ceremonies take place. When eliminated, they lose the chance at the million dollars (though such an elimination may not be permanent).[3]

The winner of Total Drama World Tour is Alejandro in Canada, while Heather (the runner-up) almost beats him but lost the game by mistake. However, in the American version and iTunes version, Heather wins the contest. Beth, Eva, Geoff, Justin, Katie, Sadie, and Trent do not return to compete; instead, they appear on the aftermath special, sitting in the peanut gallery and on the last episode while cheering for the finalists, Alejandro and Heather.

However, as stated multiple times in following seasons, there was never any clear winner, as the money was thrown into a volcano by Ezekiel, making the money burn into ashes. This is the second season (first being Total Drama Island) in the series where no contestant wins anything.

Episodes[edit]

Total Drama World Tour is a Canadian animated television series which premiered on June 10, 2010 at 8:30 p.m. EST on Teletoon and it premiered on June 21, 2010 at 9:00 p.m. EST on Cartoon Network. It aired on ABC3 at 6:40 a.m. in Australia.

Season Episodes Country Network First air date Last air date
3 26[4] Australia ABC3 July 28, 2010 September 1, 2010
Canada Teletoon June 10, 2010 April 24, 2011
United States Cartoon Network June 21, 2010 November 15, 2010

Cast[edit]

A list of all the voice actors is shown below:

Christian Potenza as host of the show, Chris McLean
Clé Bennett as co-host of the series, Chef Hatchet

Characters[edit]

Most of the voice artists returned from previous seasons. However three new voice artists were hired to voice new characters Alejandro, Blaineley, and Sierra.

Voice actor Role Episodes worked
Stephanie Anne Mills Lindsay 13/26 episodes
Emilie-Claire Barlow Courtney 22/26 episodes
Clé Bennett DJ 15/26 episodes
Carla Collins Blaineley 8/26 episodes
Katie Crown Izzy 15/26 episodes
Novie Edwards Leshawna 11/26 episodes
Megan Fahlenbock Gwen 18/26 episodes
Kristin Fairlie Bridgette 10/26 episodes
Brian Froud Harold 9/26 episodes
Marco Grazzini Alejandro 22/26 episodes
Carter Hayden Noah 15/26 episodes
Scott McCord Owen 21/26 episodes
Drew Nelson Duncan 16/26 episodes
Annick Obonsawin Sierra 22/26 episodes
Peter Oldring Ezekiel, Cody, Tyler 23/26 episodes
Rachel Wilson Heather 23/26 episodes

Supporting cast[edit]

Many characters did not compete, but still appeared in the special "Aftermath" episodes as well as the finale.

Stephanie Anne Mills as Katie
Julia Chantrey as Eva
Sarah Gadon as Beth
Lauren Lipson as Sadie
Scott McCord as Trent
Dan Petronijevic as Geoff
Adam Reid as Justin

Characters[edit]

Fifteen of the original characters from Total Drama Island returned: Bridgette, Cody, Courtney, DJ, Duncan, Ezekiel, Gwen, Harold, Heather, Izzy, Leshawna, Lindsay, Noah, Owen, and Tyler. Two new characters, Alejandro and Sierra, 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. Blaineley was eliminated in the next episode.

Teams[edit]

Unlike the previous two seasons, there are three teams in this season: Team Victory, Team Amazon and Team Chris is Really Really Really Really Hot. Here are the members of each team:

  • Team Amazon: Cody, Courtney, Gwen, Heather, and Sierra.
  • Team Chris is Really4 Hot: Alejandro, Izzy, Noah, Owen, Tyler, and (later on) Duncan.
  • Team Victory: Bridgette, DJ, Ezekiel, Harold, Leshawna, and Lindsay.

Note that at the beginning of this season, Izzy was on Team Amazon and Sierra was on Team Chris but they later switched teams in the second episode so Sierra could be with Cody in the same team while Izzy could be with Owen. This is also the second time in which Izzy switched teams; in Total Drama Island Izzy swapped teams with Katie so she could be with her best friend, Sadie. Izzy might have swapped to be with Owen but the episode never said why.

Winners[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. Heather was shown as the first winner when Australia aired the season for the first time worldwide. Heather was also depicted as the winner in airings from Brazil, France, Israel, Italy, Latin America, New Zealand, Norway, the Philippines, Portugal, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, and in the United States. Canada then aired Alejandro as the original winner, which was later aired in Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Mungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Africa, and in Sweden.

Production[edit]

On June 18, 2009, the producers, Fresh TV Inc. told Teletoon to order new Total Drama episodes for an upcoming third season.[1] This season was to be called Total Drama: The Musical when it first entered production. Keith Oliver and Chad Hicks (two new writers) directed this new season while two new voice actors, Marco Grazzini and Annick Obonsawin had to be hired if they wanted to voice the two new characters, Alejandro and Sierra. The season's title was later changed to the current title, Total Drama World Tour in 2010 due to the singing no longer being the main focus for this season.

Countries visited[edit]

This is a list of all the different countries that were animated and used as settings throughout the season, and the episode in which the characters visited that country. Both the United States and Canada are the only two countries which were visited multiple times throughout the season.

Flag Country Episode Location
Australia Australia 16 Hanging Rock, Victoria
Canada Canada 4 Whitehorse, Yukon
10 St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
6 Toronto, Ontario
12
18
19 Niagara Falls, Ontario
23 Drumheller, Alberta
25
Chile Chile 22 Easter Island
China China 20 Great Wall of China
Egypt Egypt 1 Giza Necropolis
2 Nile River
France France 9 Paris
Germany Germany 7 Northern Limestone Alps
Greece Greece 14 Athens
Jamaica Jamaica 11 Montego Bay
Japan Japan 3 Tokyo
Mexico Mexico 25 Tijuana, as part of a race from Alberta, Canada to Hawaii.
Peru Peru 8 Amazon River, Amazon Rainforest, and Macchu Picchu
Sweden Sweden 17 Gothenburg
Tanzania Tanzania 21 Serengeti
United Kingdom United Kingdom 13 London, England
United States United States 5 New York City, New York
15 Area 51 and Area 52, Nevada
19 Niagara Falls, New York
24 Kīlauea, Hawaii
25
26

Source for list:[5]

Music[edit]

There were a total number of 30 songs that were performed in this season. A list of all the songs are displayed below, including the episode in which they were sung in. Episodes in darker grey have two songs.

Song titles[edit]

This is a list of all the songs performed in Total Drama World Tour. The names of the contestants who sang are displayed on the right column. Note that everyone means that every contestant that was active only on that episode, participated in that song. Eliminated contestants do not count as part of everyone.

Order Episode Song title Performers
1 1 "Come Fly With Us" Everyone
2 2 "Lovin' Time" Everyone
3 "Rowin' Time" Everyone
4 3 "Before We Die" Everyone
5 4 "Stuck to a Pole" Bridgette, Courtney, Gwen, Heather, and Sierra
6 5 "What's Not to Love?" Courtney, Gwen, Heather, Leshawna, Lindsay, Owen, and Sierra
7 6 "Baby" Harold, Justin, and Trent
8 "I'm Sorry" Bridgette
9 7 "Eine Kleine" Alejandro, Courtney, Gwen, Heather, Leshawna, Lindsay, Noah, Owen, and Tyler
10 8 "Gypsy Rap" Cody, Gwen, Heather, and Sierra
11 9 "Paris in the Springtime" Sierra, Noah, Owen, and Cody
12 10 "Sea Shanty" Alejandro, Cody, Courtney, DJ, Gwen, Heather, Izzy, Owen, Sierra, and Tyler
13 11 "Oh My Izzy" Owen and Gwen
14 12 "Save This Show" Bridgette and Geoff
15 "Sisters" Leshawna, Harold, and Bridgette
16 13 "Changing Guard" Courtney, Noah, Gwen, Heather, Owen, and Sierra
17 14 "Greek Fight for the Gold" Duncan and Gwen
18 15 "Boyfriend Kisser" Courtney, Heather and Sierra
19 16 "Shear the Sheep" Heather, Courtney, and Gwen
20 17 "We Built Gwen's Face" Alejandro, Courtney, Duncan, Heather, Owen, and Sierra
21 18 "Her Real Name Isn't Blaineley" Geoff
22 19 "Blainerific" Blaineley, Chris, Courtney, Duncan, Heather, and Owen
23 20 "A Chinese Lesson" Alejandro, Blaineley, Chris, Cody, Duncan, Heather, and Sierra
24 21 "Wake Up" Alejandro, Duncan, Heather, and Sierra
25 22 "Condor" Everyone
26 23 "This Is How We Will End It!" Alejandro and Heather
27 24 "Who You Gonna Root For?" Bridgette, Courtney, Geoff, and Harold
28 "I'm Winning This" Courtney, Harold, and Owen
29 25 "I'm Gonna Make It" Alejandro, Cody, Heather, and Sierra
30 26 "Versus" Alejandro, Heather, Courtney, and Harold

Reception[edit]

Total Drama World Tour has received critical acclaim from critics and fans, who deem this season as one of the best. It has won multiple awards including "Best Animated Series", "Best Voice Actress", and was also nominated for several other awards, such as the songs used throughout the season, making it one of the highest award earning seasons of the entire series. However, some events of the season were severely criticized, such as the over-use of popular characters like Owen and Duncan getting more screen time and the under-use of characters like Noah and Tyler who were booted off early. Other negative reception was the count of Ezekiel being the first one voted off again, making him turn into a feral monster (which has continued throughout the series), the constant Team Victory losing streak and the Duncan, Courtney and Gwen love triangle. The latter was eventually addressed in a video with the show's creators on Christian Potenza's YouTube channel, revealing that Duncan and Courtney's breakup was a network request and, therefore, was not under their control.[6] Total Drama World Tour received an 8.4 on Metacritic by fans, which indicates "universal acclaim".[7] The season currently has the highest ratings on Metacritic out of any Total Drama season.

Media[edit]

DVD releases[edit]

Australia is the only country that released Total Drama World Tour on home video, which was released on a Region 4 DVD. The first part of the season was released in a Collection 1 DVD on April 3, 2013[8] while the second half of the season was released in a Collection 2 DVD on August 7, 2013.[9]

Total Drama Online[edit]

Teletoon is hosting a Total Drama World Tour based website called Total Drama Online where people can play games and earn badges to win prizes, but is only available for Canadians.[10]

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