Trivia / Total Drama
aka: Total Drama Island

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    Voice Actors 
  • All-Star Cast: This happens in many aspects in the world.
  • Casting Gag: In the Hebrew dub, Emma and Kitty are voiced by the two actresses that voiced Sammy and Amy, respectively. To make matters more interesting, Emma and Amy are the bad sisters, whilst Sammy and Kitty are the good ones. Yet, Lauren Savir voices Amy and Kitty, while Eden Gamliel voices Sammy and Emma, despite their personality differences.
  • The Danza: In the Quebecois dub, Don (named Joel in French Canada) is voiced by Joel Legendre.
  • Fake American: Justin is Hawaiian but his voice actor comes from Ontario.
  • Multiple Languages, Same Voice Actor: In the Castilian Spanish and Catalan dubs, Owen is voiced by Aleix Estadella.
  • Only So Many Canadian Actors: Under the Canadian law, Total Drama can only use Canadian voice actors in its production.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • In the first two episodes of Island Rochelle Wilson (Sugar) voiced Courtney, but from that point onwards her voice actor was Emilie-Claire Barlow.
    • In Island, the Psycho Killer was voiced by Scott McCord (Trent & Owen). In All-Stars, Brian Froud (Harold & Sam) voiced him.
    • In All-Stars, Alex House replaced Marco Grazzini as Alejandro due to Marco refusing to reprise the role (allegedly due some bad experiences during World Tour). And prior to that, Keith Oliver (co-director of every TD related project since World Tour) did his voice while inside the Drama Machine.
    • In the Hebrew dub of the "Ridonculous Race" season finale, Rock and Kelly were the only characters to be voiced by someone other than their regular voice actors. Rock was voiced by Saar Badishi, who was already Spud (his partner) and Gerry. Kelly, on the other hand, was voiced by the same lady who was voicing Josee (Anat Niv).
    • When Total Daycare Drama was announced, it was revealed that not all of the original voice actors would be reprising their characters. So far, the following VA's themselves have confirmed to not be partaking in the project:
      • Brian Froud (Harold & Sam) which he revealed on Twitter as well as how he wanted to take part in the project only for Fresh TV to deny him.
      • Megan Fahlenbock (Gwen) which she not only confirmed on a (now deleted) Facebook post but also hinted that she was possibly fired from the role entirely thanks to "The network" (meaning either Teletoon and/or Cartoon Network).
  • Talking to Himself:
    • Cory Doran recorded six different voices for Mike and his personalities.
    • Peter Oldring voices Ezekiel, Tyler, and Cody.
    • Scott McCord voices Trent, Owen, Jacques, and Brody.
    • Cle Bennett voices Chef Hatchet, DJ and Mama DJ, who regularly converse. In Pahkitew Island he is doubled up again, voicing beard buddies Beardo and Leonard.
    • Carter Hayden voices Noah, Spud, and Ennui.
    • Stephanie Anne-Mills voices both Lindsay and Katie.
    • Novie Edwards voices Leshawna and Leshaniqua.
    • Bryn McAuley voices twins Amy and Samey, who predominantly talk to each other.
    • Lyon Smith voices twins Mickey and Jay, who once again always talk to each other.
    • Emilie Claire Barlow voices Ellody and Laurie who briefly talked.
    • Katie Griffin voices Mary and Miles.
    • Alex House voices both Alejandro and his older brother José.
    • Kevin Dunahey voices both Cameron and Cameron's mother.
    • Christian Potenza voices Chris McLean as well as his cousin Jerd when they met in one episode.
    • Internationally:
      • In the Spanish (Latin America) version, Trent is Sam, Gwen is Dakota, Lindsay is Zoey, Katie is Blaineley, and Heather is Staci.
      • The French (Quebec) version has Owen and Sam, Lindsay and Katie (like the original English version), Trent/Justin, and Noah/Cody.
      • In Poland, Owen and Noah are voiced by the same guy, which becomes very notable in The Ridonculous Race. Duncan and Ezekiel had the same voice, as well.
      • Averted in Italian and Hungarian, though a few voices have been reused between generations.
      • European French: Aside from Jay and Mickey (the twins), this happens with Ellody/Mary; Rock/Spud; and Emma/Kitty in The Ridonculous Race.

    Fandom 
  • Fandom Life Cycle: Currently at stage 3, but is nearing the brink of stage 4.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • The recurring blond intern is nicknamed "Billy". The creators of the show have also referred to said intern as Billy.
    • The flight attendant from the final episode of Action is nicknamed "Emily".
    • The one-eyed fireworks salesman from the episode "Planes, Trains, Hot Air Mobiles" is nicknamed "Lester".
    • Beth is sometimes referred to as "Ugly Bethy".
    • Ezekiel's feral Gollum form is commonly referred to as "Zombie Zeke", "Feral Zeke" or "Gollumschool", and "Freakzekiel".
    • "Darth Alejandro" or "Alejan-Bot" is used to describe Alejandro's state after he is put in the Drama Machine, as part of the Star Wars Shout-Out.
    • B is commonly referred to as "Silent B".
    • "Zoebo" for Commando Zoey (because her headband is reminiscent of Rambo) after she Took a Level in Badass.
    • Lightning is often nicknamed "SHA-moron", by fans and haters alike.
    • When Cameron dons the Powered Armour he made in the Revenge of the Island Finale it has earned him the title "Iron Cam"
    • Haters of Cameron have often call him as "Cammy-Bear" after his nickname his mother gave him.
    • Cameron, Mike, and Zoey have been dubbed "The Terrible Trio" by a very large group of dedicated haters, for obvious reasons. Love them or hate them, that's the name they're now known by.
    • Sam is often referred to as "The Non-All-Star", due to odd choice of including him in the season despite his low placing.
    • Up until Mal's name was revealed in "No one Egg-spects the Spanish Opposition" the fans had a variety of placeholder names for him, including Xander, Shadow, Ekim, Venom, Mikeleficent, Mike Ishtar/Yami Mike, Melvin, Mad Mikey, Evil Mike, Anti-Mike, and Mikey Hyde.
    • Various ones have been given to All-Stars like "Eww-Stars", "All-Sucks", or "The Mal and Zoey Show".
    • Some of it's episodes have also acquired names such as:
      • The infamous "Sundae Muddy Sundae" as "Sundae Destroyer Sundae" or "Sundae Bloody Sundae".
      • "The Bold and the Booty-ful" is often referred to as "The Bold and the Bears**t-full" (or something along those lines).
      • Or how about "The Final Wreck-ening" as "The Final Retch-ening"? (On Teletoon and Cartoon Network it was actually spelled "The Final Wrech-ening")
    • Rodney was known as Wreck-It Rodney for a while.
    • Some fans refer to Shawn as "Shawn of the Dead" or "Zombie Slayer Shawn".
    • Sugar is often called "Sugar Boo-Boo".
    • Leonard has been referred to as "The Hogwarts Reject" or "Gandalf the Great Delusional Idiot".
    • Sammy, Shawn, and Jasmine are the íThree Amigos!.
    • Amy, Max, and Scarlett are the Evil Trio.
    • Scarlett is The Scarlett Witch.
    • Topher is frequently called "Tofu".
  • Franchise Killer: All-Stars was very nearly this for the franchise as a whole, whether its subsequent installments, Pahkitew Island and The Ridonculous Race averted this varies over different parts of the fandom.
  • Name's the Same:
    • When someone brings up "Jasmine", are they talking about the girl from Leshawna's message-from-home or the Pahkitew Island contestant?
    • Is "Tom" one of the Fashion Bloggers from The Ridonculous Race, or the guy filming Courtney's audition tape for Island?
  • The Wiki Rule: Here.

     Production 
  • Channel Hop: In some countries, Total Drama Island was aired on Disney XD.
    • In Britain, the show initially ended at Action. However, later seasons would air on Kix.
    • In the Netherlands, the show ended at Island until Cartoon Network continued the show starting with Action.
    • In Canada, the show moved to Cartoon Network starting with "The Ridonculous Race", after six seasons on Teletoon (which continues to produce the series). However, Total Drama would return on Teletoon with "Total Drama Daycare". This leaves "The Ridonculous Race" as the only season to not air on Teletoon in Canada.
  • Creator Backlash:
    • Despite preferring Gwuncan over Duncney, allegedly Drew Nelson (Duncan) wasn't too keen on the way that the former couple came to be in World Tour.
    • Similarly, Megan Fahlenbock (Gwen) has supposedly said that she wasn't proud of Gwen's overall behavior in that season, mainly her handling of the love triangle.
    • Christine Thompson (an employee at Fresh TV in charge of their social media profiles) was greatly against the producers' decision to have Gwen and Courtney's friendship fail once more in All-Stars, in order to keep the drama between them going.
  • Creator's Favorite:
    • Owen to Tom McGillis, and Cameron to Ed MacDonald.
    • Also apparently, Duncan to Todd Kauffman and Alex Naussbaum.
    • Izzy to Jennifer Pertsch.
    • Max to Terry McGurrin.
  • Development Gag:
    • Several character designs from Camp TV, Total Drama's prototype series, have been used as minor characters, or even additional contestants, in the finished product.
      • All of the interns from the first three seasons are recycled from the concept designs for DJ, Cody, Katie, and Tyler.
      • LeShawna had two concept designs. The second one was recycled into her cousin, Leshaniqua, who shows up in "One Flu Over the Cuckoos".
      • The Queen Bee's eyes, body shape and outfit are recycled from Eva's concept design, while her name, "Heather", was originally given to the loner who would eventually become Gwen. Also, Heather's alliance with Lindsay is a throwback to how the former's Big Bad role in Island was played by the latter in Camp TV.
      • Courtney's eyes and freckles are recycled from Bridgette's concept design, while Noah shares a few visual similarities with Ezekiel's concept design.
      • In the Aftermath episodes, the silhouettes of several concept designs can be seen in the audience.
      • In Action, Sadie's concept design is recycled into a paparazzi cutout and, later, into Justin's ex-girlfriend.
      • In World Tour, Katie's concept design is recycled into the show's very first female intern.
      • B from Revenge of the Island resembles DJ's concept design, with a few modifications.
    • In Island, Gwen forms a platonic friendship with Geoff. In the show's pre-production stages, they were love interests.
    • In Action, Gwen and Trent are split up and forced to form opposing teams against each other. In the show's pre-production stages, there seemed to be an actual enmity between the two.
    • Zoey's final design is recycled from Dakota's concept design, while the hairstyle of Staci's final design is similar to that of Zoey's concept design.
    • The pancake eating challenge in the All-Stars episode "Food Fright" was originally intended for "Bigger! Badder! Brutal-er!" from Revenge of the Island before being cut for time.
  • Executive Meddling:
    • The higher-ups at Teletoon asked for the break-ups of Gwen & Trent in Action and later Duncan & Courtney and Owen & Izzy in World Tour because they wanted to show kids that "First loves don't always last".
    • As mentioned above, Megan Fahlenbock (Gwen) confirmed in a now deleted Facebook post that it was a decision made by "The network" (meaning either Teletoon and/or Cartoon Network) to not only not have her reprise Gwen for Daycare but fire her from the role entirely.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: While Australia has yet to release The Ridonculous Race on DVD, Total Drama Island remains the only season to be released on DVD in America from Warner Home Video as of December 2017. And even then, it's the CN version with edited dialogue and the episodes cropped to 4:3 instead of their original 16:9 aspect ratio.
  • Late Export For You: The Turkish dub of "Total Drama Island" was released in May 2015, roughly 8 years after it was released in Canada.
  • Milestone Celebration: "Zeke and You Shall Find" the 100th episode in the series, not counting the specials.
  • No Export for You: Outside of the fact that the Castilian Spanish only aired the first season, while the UK showed the first two seasons (even though Netflix has the remaining episodes up to "Pahkitew Island"), Cake Entertainment has never sold the rights to Total Drama to Germany or Japan.
  • Old Shame:
    • All-Stars is this to Tom McGillis, and pretty much anybody that worked on it.
    • McGillis has also admitted that hiring Ed MacDonald (the writer behind the infamous "Sundae Muddy Sundae") might not have been the best idea.
  • Schedule Slip: Revenge of the Island was originally to air in 2011 as evidenced by it's original teaser. However, the 2011 earthquake and subsequent nuclear disaster in Fukushima caused the production to be delayed to change and remove elements of the season that would've been seen as being in poor taste in light of the recent tragedy. According to Christian Potenza (Chris), the season was originally set to air in July 2011, then September before ultimately having it's English premiere delayed until January 5th, 2012. The season still had it's world premiere in December 2011, but in France and in French only.
  • Scully Box: Cody is actually drawn a couple inches above the ground whenever Sierra uses Marshmallow Hell, to make up for their height differences.
  • Throw It In!:
    • Katie Crown improvises some of her lines as Izzy depending on the situation.
    • In "Monster Cash", Owen was originally to tell everyone that he's fine after eating all the prop food. However, Scott McCord improvised the line "Nope. Call 911" which the producers found so funny that they kept it in.
  • Troubled Production: As mentioned above, Revenge of the Island had to be heavily reworked out of respect for the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster which ultimately delayed the season by at least half a year after it's intended July 2011 premiere.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Some of the voice actors originally auditioned for characters who weren't the ones they ended up becoming:
      • Emilie-Claire Barlow (Courtney) originally auditioned for Heather.
      • Cory Doran originally auditioned as Mike, but was given a chance at doing Scott & Cameron.
      • Besides Noah, Carter Hayden also auditioned for Owen & Chris.
      • Caitlynne Medrek (Dawn) originally auditioned for Molly (Dawn's prototype from Total Drama Reloaded) & Zoey.
      • Besides Duncan, Drew Nelson also auditioned for Owen, Chef, Chris, Cody and several minor characters.
      • Christian Potenza originally auditioned for Ezekiel, but was persuaded by Tom McGills to voice Chris.
      • Besides Heather, Rachael Wilson also auditioned for Gwen & Lindsay and really wanted to be cast as one of the two aforementioned.
    • Lindsay was intended to be the series' Big Bad, which explains Heather's absence from Camp TV.
    • Gwen was originally known as Heather.
      • Similarly, Justin was intended to be the Big Bad of Action, which is obvious given his earlier episodes in that season, before the staff realized he was just didn't have what it takes to be an actual threat.
    • The Island episode "Haute Camp-ture" was supposed to feature a Fashion Show-esque challenge, but the idea was dropped at the last minute. The episode's title was changed to "After the Dock of Shame" in some TV guides.
    • World Tour was originally to be called Total Drama, the Musical, feature only 15 contestants, and include visits to locations such as Italy; Hershey, Pennsylvania; Scotland; and Toronto, none of which made it in the final product note .
    • Revenge of the Island has a few:
      • Cameo appearances by Leshawna, Harold and Tyler were planned, but scrapped at the last minute. All three still made brief cameos along with the rest of the original characters in the first episode.
      • Revenge of the Island had radically different character designs in its early stages.
      • According to this article from 2008, Revenge of the Island was also originally called Total Drama Comedy in its very early planning stages.
      • Elements of the season that were changed due to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster included the Toxic Rats originally being named the Radioactive Rats and Fang also having the ability to shoot lasers from his eyes (which would explain why an episode is titled "Truth or Laser Shark").
    • According to Word of God, the original All-Stars line-up included Owen, Cody, and Brick, but last minute decisions had them replaced with Lindsay, Gwen, and Sam, and the cast cut down to 14. However Owen still managed to get a cameo in the finale, while Cody was frequently mentioned by Sierra with his face appearing in her hallucinations. The same line-up also revealed plots that didn't make it into the season such as Courtney getting revenge on Heather, Duncan getting revenge on Courtney, the continuation of Zoey's commando persona, and Scott creating a new and improved strategy after analyzing past Total Drama episodes.
      • Owen was dropped because according to rumors, Scott McCord declined to voice him for a whole season.
      • Cody was dropped because they thought his relationship with Sierra had been fully played out in World Tour.
      • Brick was replaced by Sam because the latter had "more drama potential".
      • Anne Maria was also a part of the original cast before being replaced by an Island competitor (allegedly Gwen).
      • Allegedly, Dawn and Harold were also considered before being replaced by Lindsay and Sam respectively.
      • And then there's a trailer from late 2011 (two months before Revenge of the Island aired and almost two years before All-Stars actually aired).
    • Pahkitew Island:
      • According to his character bio, Max from Pahkitew Island was said to have psychic powers that allowed him to see only 3 seconds into the future. No traits of his psychic powers were shown in the actual season and he was simply the Big Bad Wannabe.
      • Topher originally wore a blue and yellow shirt with gray pants. This was changed to have his clothing match Chris'.
  • Working Title:
    • World Tour started out as Total Drama: The Musical.
    • Revenge of the Island started out as Total Drama Comedy, then Total Drama - Return to Wawanawka note  and lastly Total Drama Reloaded.
    • The Pahkitew Island episode "Break Back Mountain" became "Sky Fall".

Alternative Title(s): Total Drama Island

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