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Total Drama 

Total Drama Island (original title)
Animated satire of survivor reality shows featuring random teenage archetypes vying for the final prize by any means necessary.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Clé Bennett ...  Chef Hatchet / ... 85 episodes, 2007-2014
Christian Potenza ...  Chris / ... 82 episodes, 2007-2014
Scott McCord ...  Owen / ... 71 episodes, 2007-2012
Rachel Wilson ...  Heather 70 episodes, 2007-2012
Drew Nelson ...  Duncan 65 episodes, 2007-2012
Stephanie Anne Mills Stephanie Anne Mills ...  Lindsay / ... 61 episodes, 2007-2012
Megan Fahlenbock ...  Gwen 57 episodes, 2007-2014
Novie Edwards ...  LeShawna / ... 57 episodes, 2007-2012
Brian Froud ...  Harold / ... 54 episodes, 2007-2012
Emilie-Claire Barlow Emilie-Claire Barlow ...  Courtney 53 episodes, 2007-2012
Phill Lewis ...  DJay 53 episodes, 2007-2012
Katie Crown ...  Izzy 51 episodes, 2007-2012
Sarah Gadon ...  Beth / ... 46 episodes, 2007-2011
Peter Oldring ...  Cody / ... 44 episodes, 2007-2011
Kristin Fairlie ...  Bridgette 41 episodes, 2007-2012
Dan Petronijevic ...  Geoff 40 episodes, 2007-2012
Adam Greydon Reid ...  Justin 38 episodes, 2007-2012
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A group of Canadain teenagers compete in a reality show in parody of reality shows. Everything about the genre is parodied here including the challenges, rules, surprise catches, romances, alliances, back-stabbing, eliminations, confessions, and all around insanity. Written by Hailey-7

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Canada | USA | France

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Release Date:

8 July 2007 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Total Drama Action See more »

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$6,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Zoey is the only second-generation contestant that is never outranked by Scott at least once. See more »

Crazy Credits

The original Teletoon version opened with a disclaimer being read by Chris McLean that went "This episode of TDI contains scenes of extreme stunts performed by animated teens. Do not try any of what you see here at home. Seriously, you could get really messed up." See more »

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The original Teletoon version opened with a disclaimer being read by Chris Macclean that went "This Episode of TDI contains scenes of extreme stunts performed by animated teens. Do not try any of what you see here at home, seriously, you could get really messed up." See more »

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Very overrated, but the third Season is surprisingly decent.
2 August 2010 | by blakmantaSee all my reviews

The "Total Drama Series" is a parody of many well-known survival reality shows and their annoying clichés. The animated contestants are teenagers stereotypes that you shouldn't take too seriously, since it's all played for laughs. The premise has a lot of potential, but everything seems horribly written. Also, the show desperately wants the attention of older viewers, yet most of the fans are 9 or 13 years old: that's because it has horrible childish/toilet humor, which is really bad. Also, the animation is below average (though it has improved over time).

Basically, the first two seasons of the series, respectively titled "Total Drama Island" and "Total Drama Action", are uninteresting. However, the third one, known as "Total Drama World Tour", is actually much better than the rest of the series. The writing in Season 3 is good; humor and animation have improved; also, every episode features a nice song, obviously played for laughs, yet they're quite catchy so far (this was probably inspired by Disney's "Phineas and Ferb").

Overall, thanks to its third season, this is an OK show, though not nearly as good as other animated series on TV...


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