The main Total Drama series logo
|Genre||Animation, comedy, drama|
|Theme music composer||Voodoo Highway Music & Post Inc.|
|Opening theme||"I Wanna be Famous!"|
"I Wanna be Famous!"|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||5|
|No. of episodes||120 (including specials) (list of episodes)|
44 minutes (specials)
|Picture format||HDTV 1080p|
|Related shows||Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race|
Total Drama is a Canadian animated comedy television series which is a homage and parody to 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. 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 is the original series of the greater Total Drama franchise, which consists of five seasons that have aired in the past seven 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, titled as both Total Drama All-Stars and Total Drama: Pahkitew Island. The latest installment premiered on July 7, 2014, in the United States and September 4, 2014, in Canada. There is also spin-off series based on this main series, The Ridonculous Race, which was produced shortly after the fifth season was aired.
As of December 2016, no future seasons are planned, therefore putting the series on hiatus. A renewal or cancellation is yet to be determined.
The name of each season consists of the title Total Drama with a different word or phrase later added. 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.
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 the "Total Drama Jumbo Jet", 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, 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 after the destruction of Camp Wawanakwa.
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. The first season was funded by Xenpohile Media, Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund. The series, primarily targeted at eight- to sixteen-year-olds, was animated at Elliott Animation and directed by Todd Kauffman and Mark Thornton of Neptoon Studios. The creators, Tom McGillis and Jennifer Pertsch, studied what teenagers liked and disliked about reality television shows in the writing process.
McGillis says they used a "countrywide online research project" to determine this demographic's likes. Fresh TV Inc. partners McGillis, Pertsch, Elliott and Irving produced the series. The budget for the first season was $8 million. It was animated in Flash, at Elliott Animation's studio in Toronto.
Every cast and crew member on Total Drama had to sign a confidentiality agreement not to disclose who the winner was. All the characters were designed by Kauffman. An early name for the series was Camp TV when the series first started production in 2006. Camp TV Productions is still labeled in the end credits of every episode, along with the season number in Roman numerals.
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. 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|
|First aired||Last aired||Special episode||Original[lower-alpha 1]||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||April 12, 2012||N/A||Cameron||Lightning|
|5||P1||13||January 9, 2014||March 27, 2014||N/A||Mike||Zoey|
|P2||13||September 4, 2014||November 20, 2014||Sky||Shawn|
- Source for table:
- ↑ The version of the final episode aired in Canada, the country where the series was produced, features this character as the winner.
The entire fifth season has already finished airing in the United States and Canada with Mike and Sky as the most recent winners. 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).
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||Characters[lower-alpha 1]||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 10 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||Keith Oliver / Chad Hicks||13||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. 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. However, some characters from the original cast still have cameo appearances throughout the season. 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. 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), 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 and Pahkitew Island"||26||Keith Oliver / Chad Hicks||28||January 9, 2014|
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. 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. While the season premiered on January 9, 2014 in Canada and on September 10, 2013 in the United States. This segment is 13 episodes long, just like the previous season. Total Drama All-Stars features the fourteen most popular contestants from the previous two seasons, which are: Alejandro, Cameron, Courtney, Duncan, Gwen, Heather, Jo, Lightning, Lindsay, Mike, Sam, Scott, Sierra, and Zoey. They all compete in several "Heroes vs. Villains" themed challenges, which means that the protagonists (heroes) team up and compete against the antagonists (villains). 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. 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. 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. 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:
- ↑ Main characters only; not including the host and other supporting characters.
Although focus on production of the spin-off has delayed any production of future seasons, co-creator Tom McGillis has stated that his personal goal is for Total Drama to go up to ten seasons. Alex Ganetakos, the executive story editor and the senior writer for the series, also says that the production team plans to make more seasons in the future.
However, as of November 2016, no new episodes have been planned, putting the series on hiatus.
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 several 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.
|Australia||ABC1, ABC3, Cartoon Network||2009–14||First worldwide airing for third season; English speaking|
|Canada||Teletoon, Télétoon||2007–14||Original channel|
|United Kingdom||Jetix, Disney XD, Kix||2009–11, 2015 – present||English airing in Europe|
|United States||Cartoon Network||2008–14||Secondary main channel; first worldwide airing for fifth season|
The series airs on Teletoon in Canada, ABC1, ABC3, and Cartoon Network in Australia, Kix Jetix and Disney XD in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and Cartoon Network in the United States. The fourth season first aired on Télétoon+ and Canal+ Family in France, while the fifth season finished airing first on K2 in Italy. Australia was also the first country to finish airing the third season.
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, South Africa, Slovenia, etc.). The characters, Gwen, Beth, Heather, Lightning, Zoey and Shawn are depicted as the season winners in these versions. Winners in bold are the original winners (the winners that aired in the country and language the series was produced).
After a season is done, the winner usually gets to 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.
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 only a 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 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 (the name originated from Akrapong in Ghana), 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).
Character appearance summary
Out of all the characters, 52 of them are contestants who compete in the main competition of the series. However, not every contestant appears in every episode or season, and in every season a contestant is on a different team. The tables below show how many episodes and seasons a specific contestant was in, how they ranked, and in which team they were in. This is a basic, brief summary of each contestant's participation in the series so far, with their status in each season included. Brighter cells indicate that the character was a finalist in that season.
|Participation||This contestant competes in a specific season from the start.|
|N||This contestant does not compete in that specific season at all.|
|Debuting||This contestant made their debut later on as a contestant.|
|This contestant was not yet introduced to the series during that time.|
Owen and Duncan are the only two characters to make it to the merge in every season they competed in. However, both of them were eliminated early in one season and had to return in order to achieve this. Lindsay would've been the first contestant to make it to the merge in every season without having to return to the game (at some point) if she hadn't been eliminated prior to it in Total Drama World Tour. Heather (who is currently the third highest-ranking contestant; Duncan being highest ranking and Owen being second) almost made it to the merge in Total Drama Action, but had she not been eliminated in "Million Dollar Babies", then she would've been the only contestant to make it to the merge in every season, without having to return. From Total Drama Island, Noah is the only Screaming Gopher to never make it to the merge, while Tyler, Ezekiel, Katie and Sadie (all Killer Bass) have never made it either. Counting Staci, Dakota, B, Dawn, Sam, Brick and Anne Maria from Total Drama: Revenge of the Island, twelve out of the 38 contestants have never made it to the merge. Dakota and Izzy are the only competitors to return, yet not make it to the merge. Though in a different season, Izzy returned and made it to the merge.
This is a basic, brief summary displaying the amount of episodes that a contestant has participated in a season; the one on the top competing in the most episodes throughout the entire series when sorted by the overall rank. The table can also be sorted to see ranking results within a season
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All of the Total Drama Island contestants have competed in the final episode, "Total Drama Drama Drama Drama Island", while all of the Total Drama World Tour contestants, except Blaineley, have competed in the final Total Drama Action episode, "Celebrity Manhunt's TDA Reunion Special". Aftermath episodes (except "Who Wants to Pick a Millionaire") and other special episodes are not counted in this table. Heather is currently the contestant with the most participation in the series. Contestants that appear in every episode of more than one season are: Duncan in TDI and TDA; Heather in TDI and TDWT; Gwen in TDI and TDAS; and Zoey in TDRI and TDAS.
This is a basic, brief summary of each contestant's team they are in during each season. Some contestants may not be in a team during that season, and some may be inactive. Team names in italics means that the character has made it past the merging of the teams for that corresponding season.
|Contestant||TDI||TDA||TDWT||TDRI||TDAS / PI|
|TDI||SG||This contestant is on the Screaming Gophers.||11|
|KB||This contestant is on the Killer Bass.||11|
|TDA||SG||This contestant is on the Screaming Gaffers.||6|
|KG||This contestant is on the Killer Grips.||7|
|TDWT||TC||This contestant is on Team Chris.||6|
|TA||This contestant is on Team Amazon.||5|
|TV||This contestant is on Team Victory.||6|
|TDRI||TR||This contestant is on the Toxic Rats.||7|
|MM||This contestant is on the Mutant Maggots.||6|
|TDAS||HH||This contestant is on the Heroic Hamsters.||6|
|VV||This contestant is on the Villainous Vultures.||8|
|TDPI||PK||This contestant is on the Pimâpotew Kinosewak.||7|
|WM||This contestant is on the Wanihtam Maskwak.||7|
|None||This contestant is not placed on any team during this season.|
|N||This contestant is inactive in this season and does not compete.|
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. Christian Potenza plays the role of egotistical and unapathetic host Chris McLean, saying that the best part of the job was that his character could not be voted off the show. Clé Bennett plays the role of the co-host of the series Chef. 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. Emilie-Claire Barlow plays the contestant Courtney on Total Drama Island and stated that Courtney was her favorite character that she had ever played.
A list of all the voice actors for the original cast: Emilie-Claire Barlow as Courtney, Clé Bennett as DJ, Julia Chantrey as Eva, Carla Collins as Blaineley, Katie Crown as Izzy, Novie Edwards as Leshawna, Megan Fahlenbock as Gwen, Kristin Fairlie as Bridgette, Brian Froud as Harold, Sarah Gadon as Beth, 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, Stephanie Anne Mills as both Katie and Lindsay, Drew Nelson as Duncan, Annick Obonsawin as Sierra, Peter Oldring as Ezekiel, Tyler and Cody, Dan Petronijevic as Geoff, Adam Reid as Justin, and Rachel Wilson as Heather.
For the second-generation cast, the voice actors are: 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: 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, Sunday Muse as Ella, Sarah Podemski as Sky, Ian Ronningen as Rodney, 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, Oldring voicing three and Bennett voicing four (five if counting DJ's mother). Brian Froud, Rochelle Wilson and Bennett are the only voice actors to voice contestants from more than one generation. Claire-Barlow revealed that Courtney was voiced by an unnamed voice actress, later revealed to be Rochelle Wilson 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. 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.
Other characters have appeared briefly to interact with the main cast. These include Chris's unnamed interns, who test challenges before use and serve as Chris's personal assistants; contestants' family members appearing in video messages and calls; special guests from the aftermath episodes of Total Drama Action and Total Drama World Tour; and a variety of animals, from pets to challenge obstacles.
All characters who are not family members nor contestants.
|♂ Brady||He is Beth's boyfriend. He was supposedly a made-up person by Beth to make her seem cool, but at the end of the final episode, he is seen in both endings followed by Heather saying "Not only is he real. He's really handsome" and Justin saying "Is it not bad enough that this show made me into a goblin? Now I got his 'gorgeousity' making me come off as even more hideous, great." in the original version and "Now I wish I didn't vote for her [Beth]." in the alternate ending. He only had one line on the original ending which was "Oh, was I supposed to bring a prize?"|
|♀ Emily||She was first seen in the episode, "Celebrity Manhunt's TDA Reunion Special" when Chris and Chef are at the airport in the ending. In Total Drama World Tour, she is the main flight attendant who serves the contestants that are in first-class.|
|♀ Jasmine||Jasmine is Leshawna's friend who "auditioned" for Total Drama Action, but never actually competed in the season. She explains that she has attended McGillis Talent Agency, a drama class, and lives in a rough neighborhood on a peninsula, in which she calls it a "Total Drama Peninsula". She is unique because the other videos show family members, but this shows a best friend, which implies Jasmine is like family to Leshawna. Jasmine is the first family-like figure in Leshawna's life to make an appearance.|
| ♂ Josh
|He is the host of the entertainment news show, Celebrity Manhunt. He has only appeared in the season 2 special where he and co-host, Blaineley, talked all about news, updates, and gossip from the Total Drama cast after Total Drama Action had ended.|
|Interns||Various||Across the entire series, the interns help out Chris with the competition by testing out the challenges before the main competitors use them, and they are also used as Chris' personal assistants and slaves who do the maintenance work that Chris doesn't want to do.|
| Family members
Various family members are often mentioned in passing by the contestants. The final five in Total Drama Island received video messages from home sent by their family members (and a friend in Leshawna's case), who appeared in the tapes.
In the finale of Total Drama: Revenge of the Island, both Cameron and Lightning talked to their parents via video chat.
|♀ Cameron's mother||She was mentioned in Cameron's audition tape that she is very protective of him. She is later seen in a video call from home in "Brain vs. Brawn: The Ultimate Showdown", where she tells him he has to win to fuel the air for his bubble. She calls her son "Cammy Bear". In terms of appearance, she greatly resembles her son.|
| ♀ DJ's mother
|She appeared to be DJ's conscience in the episode "The Sand Witch Project", and she appeared to be mad at him in DJ's hallucination. She revealed that DJ's real name is Devon-Joseph. DJ's Mother also appears in "The Aftermath II", where she throws vegetables at Geoff for not showing DJ's other video (which shows that Chef was the one who told him to say that he did not feel guilty at all making an illegal alliance with Chef). She also appears to be afraid because of the "Truth or Anvil" segment (which involves an anvil falling on DJ if he told a lie). She briefly had a cooking show with her son, and a tour bus used by the contestants in the events that lead up to Total Drama World Tour.|
| ♂ Jerd McLean
|He is Chris' cousin and has a thick Newfoundland accent that is very difficult to understand, with Chris being the only character to fully comprehend him. Alejandro is also able to partially understand him, but had difficulty figuring out what Jerd was saying. He appears in "Newf Kids on the Rock" and plays a role in the challenge when the contestants have to translate a sentence he dictated. Jerd apparently dislikes Noah stating that he is "as smart as a bag of rocks." Each time Jerd speaks, music from Sea Shanty Mix is played.|
| ♂ José
|Alejandro mentions him in "Hawaiian Punch", saying it would be an embarrassment to lose to Cody. He states "My brother José will be compiling his insults already." Alejandro strongly dislikes his brother and is always teased or bullied by him. He says that "José always wins" and that José calls Alejandro "Al" because he knows that he hates it, revealing why he is angered every time someone calls him "Al." José also may be the reason why Alejandro is cold-hearted and antagonistic, due to José winning more than Alejandro and ridicules him for it.|
| ♀ Leshaniqua
|She is Leshawna's favourite cousin who accompanied her in the second season and she only appears in two episodes of Total Drama Action. It was first seen in episode eight, with Leshawna who accompanies on his trip to the spa as a reward challenge, Leshawna asked why she was crying, saying she pretended everything to win the reward. Leshaniqua made a confessional aprición in being the first of a family member of the contestants to use the confessional, she was also seen in episode fifteen in a video on Courtney's PDA, Beth was using Courtney's PDA looking for through it and see a video telling Leshaniqua that Leshawna defects on all your friends and Heather while in the limo.|
|♂ Lightning's father||Seen in a video call from home in "Brain vs. Brawn: The Ultimate Showdown", though his face is not shown. He does not appear to be very affectionate, never even turning to look at his son in the video call.|
| ♀ Owen's mother
|Owen's mother tells Owen that she spent fifty thousand dollars on a giant cheese cellar, which excites Owen and makes him want to come home, even though their family is broke from this expense. She eventually tells Owen to come home because his family misses him. She resembles Sadie despite her blond hair, and is even voiced by the same voice actor. Owen does a shout-out to her mother at the end of Total Drama All-Stars.|
| Special guests
There are also special guests who appeared in the aftermath episodes of Total Drama Action and Total Drama World Tour.
| ♀ Ginger
|Ginger is Trent's obsessed fan from Sudbury, Ontario. She told Trent that she would've loved it if he "went psycho-crazy" over her, referring to Gwen’s dislike of his strange behavior. He looked a bit uncomfortable, whether it was about the subject of him going crazy, or because of Ginger's overly strong crush on him. She resembles Beth to an extent, and is even voiced by Sarah Gadon.|
| ♂ Gordon
|Gordon is a furious young man from London, Ontario, who wants to be a chef. He has anger management issues, and frequently swears. He attempts to figure out what the secret ingredient is in DJ's food. He seems to be a parody of the world-renowned British chef, Gordon Ramsay, who is famous for his constant swearing at contestants on shows such as Hell's Kitchen, and Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares. Gordon is voiced by Adam Reid.|
|♀ Kesley||Kelsey from Kamloops, British Columbia, is another Trent fan, a bit more obsessed than the last one, Ginger, and possibly proves herself to be somewhat unsound. Her voice actor is unknown as of yet. She has a stuffed doll of Trent that she kissed in the video nine times. Trent is terrified of her, due to her obsessiveness.|
|♂ Harvey||Harvey, from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, asks Leshawna if she is in a relationship with Harold, to which she replies that they are just friends. Throughout the interview, Harvey hints that he has a crush on Leshawna, too. Harvey is somewhat similar to Harold in terms of personality, but has many physical differences like braces, a different pair of glasses, and a different hair color.|
|♂ Willy||Willy, from Wiarton, Ontario, apparently Bridgette’s "biggest" fan, goes on the webcam, at Bridgette’s request. Willy, resembling Harvey from a previous aftermath, tells Bridgette that he doesn’t want to be too obvious and ask Bridgette about footwear or catching waves. Willy then states that there’s something he really wants to know about Bridgette, takes out a pole, and asks her if she would kiss it. This upsets Bridgette and causes her to snap.|
There are also many notable non-human characters in the series that serve as obstacles in the challenges while other characters serve as pets owned by some contestants.
|♂ Bears||There are many bears that have appeared in the series, but the most notable one is the brown bear that has appeared many times throughout the season, mostly scaring the contestants. Izzy has also dressed up as a brown bear as part of a prank. There is also a polar bear that appears in the Yukon and a black bear called Bruno, who is Bridgette's best friend.|
|♂ Cody Jr.||Cody Jr. is a baby condor that hatches out of one of Sierra's condor eggs that she is carrying for the challenge. Sierra then considers Cody Jr. as her and Cody's child because they are "married". However, due to Heather being the first thing Cody Jr. ever saw, it considers Heather to be its mother, much to both Heather and Sierra's annoyance.|
|♂ Fang / Sharks||Throughout the series, sharks have appeared in the water based challenges to scare away the contestants, but on Total Drama: Revenge of the Island one of the sharks was mutated so it can walk on land. That shark is named Fang, and he mostly tried to get revenge on Scott after he stole Fang's tooth. Later on in Total Drama All-Stars, Fang is back and this time he is scaring all of the original contestants too.|
|♀ Irene||Irene was DJ's pet fish that he owned during "Newf Kids on the Rock" and "Jamaica Me Sweat", but then found out that Alejandro was using her to trick him.|
|♂ Larry||Larry is a giant mutated carnivorous plant and Chris's pet. He apparently had Larry in the first season, but forgot about him on the island when toxic waste started building up and mutated him into a monster. He is part of the final three challenge of the fourth season, where he tries to eat the contestants who are after his flower. He almost succeeds in devouring Cameron and Zoey until Chris returns his flower. He returns in the season finale and saves Chris from mutant gophers, then is sent on the campers to eat them. He returns in All-Stars in the Boney Island challenge, and is guarding a giant egg that hatches into small mutated plants, one of which resembles Chris. Larry acts like a dog when around Chris, and is possibly the most vicious mutant of the island. Larry's gender is unknown, as Chris believes it to be male, but it is seen guarding an egg with its offspring, making it possible that Larry is either female or asexual. However, seeing that male seahorses have reproductive organs, it is most likely that Larry is indeed male.|
|♀ Leshawna Jr.||Leshawna Jr. was Harold's pet snail in Total Drama Action. Harold first found her upon waking up in after Duncan puts the snail in Harold's blanket as a prank. Harold then feels an attachment to the snail, due to the fact he believes that she looks like Leshawna, and then stores her in a match box for safekeeping. Later on, Leshawna Jr. is eliminated by Chris so it heads out packing. While Leshawna Jr. travels out into nature, Chris says that if Leshawna Jr. will ever make it out of the film lot before the year 2020. That date is only 5 years away, so Leshawna Jr. is now a little over halfway there.|
|♂ Mr. Coconut||Owen's best friend in Total Drama Island, he was created in "Camp Castaways" by Owen after he has a mental breakdown from being isolated from the other campers. The coconut has a face and fake hair, shaped to look like a human head. However, due to the coconut destroying Owen's sanity, Chris ends up "eliminating" the coconut and chops it in half. The coconut doesn't appear again for a very long time, but in Total Drama All-Stars, Mr. Coconut appears in the season intro inside a submerged treasure chest. It also appears again in the season finale. Christian Potenza says that Mr. Coconut is one of his favorite characters in the show.|
|♂ Sasquatchanakwa||A purple version of Bigfoot who talks and roams many areas of the woods. His name is a play on words of Sasquatch and Wawanakwa. He is known to be one of the most highly feared animals in Camp Wawanakwa. However, Sasquatchanakwa has also appeared in other areas too like on Boney Island, the Aftermath studio, and even inside an airplane.|
|♂ Scruffy||Scruffy was Duncan's pet spider. He is sent to Duncan from home in "2008: A Space Owen", along with the other cast members' packages from home. However, Scruffy is accidentally killed in the same episode by Harold, when he was smashed while Harold was riding The Vomit Comet.|
Role outside series
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. Geoff, Leonard, Noah, and Owen also appear in Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race as contestants.
As of 2011, the first season has been shown in over 188 countries while the entire franchise has been seen in at least 100. The series has received incredible ratings, ranking #1 for the under-14 age group base throughout the series airing period on Cartoon Network. The series also has very involved fans who keep talking about the series throughout various online communities, while also inspiring them to create their own fanart and fanfictions. Cake Entertainment, the main distributor of the series, calls the show "phenomenally popular", 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".
The first season, Total Drama Island received general acclaim from critics and fans. Users from TV.com gave the show an 8.6 "Great", while users from IMDB gave it a 7.5 out of 10. Common Sense Media gave the show 4 out of 5 stars, calling it a "[c]lever cartoon reality show spoof".
The second season, Total Drama Action, received less acclaim due to being seen as less on par with Total Drama Island; a primary criticism was the selection of contestants from Island who had already made it far in that season, thus neglecting most of the contestants who were eliminated earlier. Action currently holds a 7.9 on Metacritic based on 14 reviews.
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; however, the criticisms included the overuse of the love triangle between Courtney, Duncan, and Gwen, as well as the destruction of the character Ezekiel.
Total Drama: Revenge of the Island received mixed to positive reviews, airing in over 100 countries and holding a 6.7 on Metacritic based on 15 reviews, thus indicating "Generally favorable reviews."
Total Drama All-Stars has received mixed to negative reviews, with the primary criticisms being the neglecting of original favorites in favor of the Revenge of the Island cast, and many wasted plot lines such as building up a reconciliation between Courtney and Gwen, only to have it be ruined again. All-Stars currently holds a 5.4 rating on Metacritic based on 9 reviews. Total Drama Pahkitew Island, however, has received significant critical acclaim, primarily due to its diverse cast and more realistic tone that matched the feel of the original season.
- 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.
|Season||DVD release dates|
|Region 1||Region 4|
|1||August 18, 2009||May 5, 2010||September 29, 2010|
|2||N/A||November 2, 2011||July 4, 2012|
|3||N/A||April 3, 2013||August 7, 2013|
|4||N/A||October 8, 2014|
|5||N/A||March 4, 2015||July 8, 2015|
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 and Collection 2 on September 29, 2010). 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 (with Collection 2 being released on July 4, 2012), 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 and Collection 2 being released on August 7, 2013. On October 8, 2014 Total Drama: Revenge of the Island was released into one part due to it being a shorter season. The first part of the fifth season, Total Drama All-Stars was released on March 4, 2015 with the second part, Total Drama: Pahkitew Island being released on July 8, 2015.
Teletoon hosted a Total Drama-based website called "Total Drama Online" from 2009 to 2013 where players could play games and earn badges to win prizes. 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 were available to the rest of the world. Cartoon Network also had their own Total Drama website from 2009 to 2015 which was very similar to the Canadian one, but was 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.
A new spin-off series called Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race was created by Fresh TV which takes place in the same universe as the current show. The new series is loosely based off after the format of the The Amazing Race where the cast are split into multiple teams of two (referred to as duos) which race around the world throughout the series. There is a new host this series called Don, who replaced the original host Chris. Even though some of the characters from the main series make appearances, the spin-off series is primarily dominated by a new cast. The spin-off series is a "buddy comedy" and includes 18 pairs of teams (36 characters). It first premiered on September 7, 2015 on Cartoon Network and later premiered on January 4, 2016 on the Canadian version of Cartoon Network.
These are other Canadian animated TV series that are also produced by Fresh TV:
The Total Drama series parodies and references several elements from other series listed below:
- American Idol
- Big Brother
- Fear Factor
- Hell's Kitchen
- I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
- In Real Life
- Iron Chef
- Project Runway
- Survive This
- The Amazing Race
- The Mr. Men Show
- The Voice
- The X Factor
- Total Wipeout
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- ↑ Video on YouTube
- Canadian Official Total Drama Site Teletoon
- American Official Total Drama Site Cartoon Network
- Total Drama Producers Blog Blogspot
- Season 1 Page Cake Entertainment
- Season 2 Page Cake Entertainment
- Season 3 Page Cake Entertainment
- Season 4 Page Cake Entertainment
- Season 5 Page (Part 1) Cake Entertainment
- Season 5 Page (Part 2) Cake Entertainment