|Total Drama Island|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|Television channel(s)|| Teletoon|
|Teletoon premiere||July 8, 2007|
|Cartoon Network premiere||June 5, 2008|
|Created by|| Tom McGillis|
|Developed by|| Fresh TV Inc.|
|Directed by|| Todd Kauffman|
|Succeeded by||Total Drama Action|
Total Drama Island is the first season of Total Drama.
This season involved twenty-two sixteen year-old contestants who had signed up to be in a reality show on an island, known as "Total Drama Island." The teens all had different expectations for what camp was going to be like, with the underlying idea that it was going to be luxurious. According to Chris, to be on the show, one had to be sixteen years old and be either "kooky, obnoxious, stuck-up, dense, loud, annoying, filthy, or anywhere remotely in between." The twenty-two teens chosen were divided into two separate teams; the Screaming Gophers and the Killer Bass. The two teams were given challenges every three days. The losing team would vote one of their members off and the contestant that was voted off would have to walk the Dock of Shame and board the Boat of Losers, which would then take them away. At some point in the competition, the teams would dissolve. After the merge the same elimination process would continue to happen, except then after every challenge only one to two people had invincibility and after every challenge the whole group had to vote somebody out instead of just one team. This process continued until only two contestants were left to compete in a final challenge where the last contestant standing won $100,000.
This is the process in Total Drama Island in which a camper is eliminated; initially, the team that lost the most recent challenge, unless the last challenge happened to be a reward challenge, would vote for a camper and the one with the most votes against them would be voted off the island. Since the teams eventually merged, all the campers began to vote for each other and only the challenge winner received immunity. In certain challenges, a camper would be automatically eliminated without any votes if they lost a challenge after the merge.
|Voice Actor||Role||Episode count|
|Christian Potenza||Chris||28/28 episodes|
|Clé Bennett||DJ||28/28 episodes|
|Dan Petronijevic||Geoff||28/28 episodes|
|Megan Fahlenbock||Gwen||28/28 episodes|
|Drew Nelson||Duncan||28/28 episodes|
|Rachel Wilson||Heather||28/28 episodes|
|Novie Edwards||Leshawna||28/28 episodes|
|Scott McCord||Owen||28/28 episodes|
|Clé Bennett||Chef Hatchet||27/28 episodes|
|Stephanie Anne Mills||Lindsay||27/28 episodes|
|Kristin Fairlie||Bridgette||26/28 episodes|
|Scott McCord||Trent||25/28 episodes|
|Katie Crown||Izzy||23/28 episodes|
|Brian Froud||Harold||22/28 episodes|
|Emilie-Claire Barlow||Courtney||20/28 episodes|
|Lauren Lipson||Sadie||19/28 episodes|
|Sarah Gadon||Beth||18/28 episodes|
|Peter Oldring||Cody||18/28 episodes|
|Stephanie Anne Mills||Katie||15/28 episodes|
|Peter Oldring||Tyler||15/28 episodes|
|Julia Chantrey||Eva||14/28 episodes|
|Adam Reid||Justin||14/28 episodes|
|Carter Hayden||Noah||13/28 episodes|
|Peter Oldring||Ezekiel||10/28 episodes|
There are twenty-six episodes, twenty-seven counting the exclusives, plus a special that led up to next season. TDI Rundown was a special recap episode aired only on Cartoon Network, and Total Drama Island Recap was a special recap episode aired only on Teletoon.
Total Drama Island: Totally Interactive!
The official website for this season, Total Drama Island: Totally Interactive! features, along with information about the series, an interactive campsite with information about the characters, games themed on the episodes, earnable wallpapers, and screensavers, and a camper creator where the player is able to create their own character. On Cartoon Network's website, it was replaced by Total Drama Action EXTRA, though it is still accessible.
Camp TV is the original prototype for Total Drama Island. In it, there were only seventeen of the current contestants which all had different prototype designs, though some of the designs resemble those of the current contestants and interns.
Censorship in United States
Total Drama Island episodes were usually rated TV-PG in the United States, for suggestive dialogue and aggressive language. On occasion an episode would be rated TV-PG D for mild flirtatious dialogue, such as in X-Treme Torture etc.
Many challenges award prizes to the winner or winners. The usual prize is invincibility for the winning team or contestant. However, on other occasions, rewards were given out as bonuses for their accomplishments.
Cartoon Network's DVD features the entire season and is in fact edited with the censoring of some dialogue whilst the Australian DVDs (released by Madman Entertainment) are split into two collections and are unedited, retaining the original dialogue as the unedited seasons of Total Drama broadcast there.
Total Drama Island has been released onto Netflix. This season has unedited dialog and full screen, 16:9 aspect ratio. It also includes all the episodes of the season.
- This was the first season to take place at Camp Wawanakwa.
- This was the first season in which Courtney and Harold are eliminated back-to-back. The second being Total Drama Action.
- This was also the only season in which both returning contestants were of the same gender; in this case, both of them are female.
- This was the only season to not feature a double elimination.
- This was the only season to not feature a prize of one million dollars, as the prize was $100,000.
- This was the only season to not feature a one-year time span between it and the following season, as the time span between this and next season was two days.
- This was the only season in which a contestant did not quit.
- This was the first season in which the two finalists are from the same team, the second being Total Drama All-Stars.
- This was the only season in which Eva, Katie, and Sadie currently participated in the competition.
- This was the only season that had recaps.
- This was the only season in which Izzy is not the first member of her team to be eliminated.
- This was the only season in which Duncan and Courtney were not the last two Killer Bass members left in the season.
- This was the only season in which the final three consisted of one male and two females.
- This was the only season in which the lowest-ranking members of all teams are males.
- This season featured the most amount of eliminations of any season so far (including the two returning contestants and Gwen or Owen's loss in the finale), with twenty-three.
- If Mr. Coconut's "elimination" is counted, then the amount of eliminations comes to a total of twenty-four.
- This season featured the most amount of challenges of any season so far, with twenty-five.
- This season featured the most amount of contestants of any season so far, with twenty-two.
- This season featured seven irregular eliminations. This is the reverse of Total Drama World Tour, which featured only seven regular eliminations.
- Occasionally, music similar to music from Survivor is played throughout the season.
- Total Drama Island has been featured as a question on the game show Jeopardy!, with both Dodgebrawl and Brunch of Disgustingness being mentioned as part of the clue.
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