Total Drama Action is the second season of Total Drama.
This season's challenges are based on movie genres, and the site where each challenge takes place is an abandoned film lot in Toronto. The grand prize for this season is $1,000,000. Fifteen castmates compete for forty-two days for one grand prize. When eliminated, contestants have to take the Walk of Shame and enter the Lame-o-sine, which takes them to the Total Drama Aftermath studio. Here, they are interviewed by two hosts about their experiences on the show and how they feel about their current position.
After the events of Total Drama, Drama, Drama, Drama Island, all of season one's contestants attempted and failed to win the million dollars in a final challenge at Camp Wawanakwa. Chris recruits the closest lucky fourteen (later fifteen) players that tied in the challenge to continue on to the second season, which takes place on an abandoned film lot in Toronto. For forty-two days, the cast is forced to compete in movie genre themed challenges for the one million dollar grand prize, faced with new challenges, surprises, and drama. Once split into two new teams, the Killer Grips and the Screaming Gaffers, the contestants take part in various movie-genre-based challenges, where the winning teams gain immunity or rewards for their successes. The losing teams are forced to attend an award ceremony, where they vote on who will receive the Gilded Chris Award or immunity, and who will be forced to take the Walk of Shame to the Lame-o-sine, and be eliminated from the competition. The lucky cast member who outlasts their other castmates wins the highly anticipated $1,000,000.
|Voice actor||Role||Episode count|
|Christian Potenza||Chris||27/27 episodes|
|Clé Bennett||Chef Hatchet||27/27 episodes|
|Sarah Gadon||Beth||27/27 episodes|
|Drew Nelson||Duncan||27/27 episodes|
|Brian Froud||Harold||26/27 episodes|
|Stephanie Anne Mills||Lindsay||24/27 episodes|
|Scott McCord||Owen||21/27 episodes|
|Emilie-Claire Barlow||Courtney||20/27 episodes|
|Adam Reid||Justin||20/27 episodes|
|Novie Edwards||Leshawna||20/27 episodes|
|Rachel Wilson||Heather||18/27 episodes|
|Katie Crown||Izzy||16/27 episodes|
|Clé Bennett||DJ||14/27 episodes|
|Megan Fahlenbock||Gwen||13/27 episodes|
|Scott McCord||Trent||12/27 episodes|
|Dan Petronijevic||Geoff||9/27 episodes|
|Kristin Fairlie||Bridgette||9/27 episodes|
- Cody, Eva, Ezekiel, Katie, Noah, Sadie, and Tyler all appeared in six episodes.
- Alejandro, Blaineley, and Sierra all appeared in one episode.
Elimination is a common tradition carried out throughout the entire Total Drama series. In Total Drama Action, the elimination ceremony generally happens after every other challenge. The team or players that haven't received immunity will vote off another contestant via electronic devices. The participant who receives the most votes leaves the competition.
|E-Scope||Killer Grips||Returns||Riot On Set|
|Trent||Killer Grips||13th||3:10 to Crazytown|
|Gwen||Screaming Gaffers||12th||The Chefshank Redemption|
|DJ||Screaming Gaffers||11th||The Sand Witch Project|
|Izzy||Killer Grips||10th||Full Metal Drama|
|Owen||Killer Grips||Returns||Ocean's Eight - Or Nine|
|Heather||Screaming Gaffers||9th||Million Dollar Babies|
|Leshawna||Screaming Gaffers||8th||Super Hero-ld|
|Justin||Killer Grips||7th||The Princess Pride|
|Lindsay||Killer Grips||6th||Rock n' Rule|
|Harold||Screaming Gaffers||5th||2008: A Space Owen|
|Courtney||Killer Grips||4th||Top Dog|
|Beth||Killer Grips||1st/2nd||The Aftermath: IV|
- Monster in Monster Cash.
- Alien in Alien Resurr-eggtion.
- Drama in Riot On Set.
- Beach in Beach Blanket Bogus.
- Western in 3:10 to Crazytown.
- Prison in The Chefshank Redemption.
- Hospital in One Flu Over the Cuckoos.
- Horror in The Sand Witch Project.
- Disaster in Masters of Disasters.
- War in Full Metal Drama.
- Bank heist in Ocean's Eight - Or Nine.
- Prehistoric in One Million Bucks, B.C..
- Sports in Million Dollar Babies.
- Spy in Dial M for Merger.
- Superhero in Super Hero-ld.
- Fairytale in The Princess Pride.
- Mystery in Get a Clue.
- Rock 'n' roll in Rock n' Rule.
- Kung fu in Crouching Courtney, Hidden Owen.
- Space in 2008: A Space Owen.
- Animal buddy in Top Dog.
- Pirate and Miscellaneous (a combination of almost all of the past movie genres) in Mutiny on the Soundstage.
There are many more challenge prizes in Total Drama Action than in the previous season. Since this season has less contestants and the same number of episodes, a large number of challenges are reward and non-elimination ones.
Total Drama Action EXTRA
The official Cartoon Network Total Drama Action site. It features videos, information about the contestants, games (see above), headlines, and exclusives, all on Total Drama Action recent stuff. Also, the Best. Game. Ever. challenge announcement changes weekly according to the previous episode of the season.
Best. Game. Ever.
An online game seen on Cartoon Network's official Total Drama Action site. It consists of RPG gameplay, where the player creates their own avatar and receives missions from Chris, which will change weekly, so it will relate to the last challenge done on the show. The player will be forming alliances, fighting beasts and obtaining money to buy more accessories for their avatar throughout the game.
The Big Picture
Another Cartoon Network game made on Total Drama Action. The main goal is to take high-quality pictures of the contestants, with as many castmates in them as possible while they run across film studios.
Since there are not any Region 1 and Region 2 DVD releases of this season, Australia released Total Drama Action: Collection 1, in a Region 4 DVD on November 2, 2011. Total Drama Action: Collection 2 was released on July 4, 2012.
Total Drama Action has been released onto Netflix. This season contains unedited dialog and full screen, 16:9 aspect ratio. It also includes all the episodes of the season, excluding Celebrity Manhunt's Total Drama Action Reunion Special.
- As revealed by Chris in Total Drama, Drama, Drama, Drama Island, this episode takes place two days following the previous season.
- Cody, Courtney, Eva, Ezekiel, Katie, Noah, Sadie, and Tyler did not originally qualify for this season. Courtney later debuted in Ocean's Eight - Or Nine.
- Counting Courtney's debut, in this season there are three females and four males who do not compete. This is the opposite of Total Drama World Tour, in which four females and three males do not compete.
- Eva is the only contestant who reached the merge in Total Drama Island but did not qualify for Total Drama Action.
- This is the first season where an elimination occurs before teams are formed. The second time this happens is with another contestant in Total Drama World Tour.
- This season is currently the only season where team captains select the teams, rather than the host making the decision or by rankings in a challenge.
- This is also the only season in which the teams weren't formed in the first episode.
- This is the first season to ever feature a double-elimination.
- This season introduced the Total Drama Aftermath, in which the eliminated contestants reunite to talk about their experiences on the show.
- This is the only season where none of the contestants swap teams.
- All of the characters that were voiced by Peter Oldring (Cody, Ezekiel, Tyler) did not compete in this season.