Total Drama Island (originally titled Camp TV) is the first season of Total Drama.


This season involves twenty-two sixteen-year-old contestants who signed up to be in a reality show on an island, known as "Total Drama Island." The teens all have different expectations for what camp is going to be like, with the underlying idea that it is going to be a luxurious get-away. According to Chris, to be on the show, one has 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 are 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 is voted off will have to walk the Dock of Shame and board the Boat of Losers, which will 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.


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.



Owen wins Total Drama Island.

Twenty-two teenage contestants, plus the host, Chris, and co-host and cook, Chef Hatchet, respectively.

Voice actor Role Episode count
Scott McCord Owen 27/27 episodes
Megan Fahlenbock Gwen 27/27 episodes
Rachel Wilson Heather 27/27 episodes
Christian Potenza Chris 27/27 episodes
Clé Bennett Chef Hatchet 25/27 episodes
Novie Edwards Leshawna 25/27 episodes
Dan Petronijevic Geoff 25/27 episodes
Clé Bennett DJ 23/27 episodes
Stephanie Anne Mills Lindsay 22/27 episodes
Kristin Fairlie Bridgette 21/27 episodes
Scott McCord Trent 20/27 episodes
Katie Crown Izzy 18/27 episodes
Brian Froud Harold 17/27 episodes
Emilie-Claire Barlow Courtney 16/27 episodes
Lauren Lipson Sadie 15/27 episodes
Sarah Gadon Beth 14/27 episodes
Peter Oldring Cody 13/27 episodes
Stephanie Anne Mills Katie 11/27 episodes
Peter Oldring Tyler 11/27 episodes
Adam Reid Justin 9/27 episodes
Carter Hayden Noah 8/27 episodes
Peter Oldring Ezekiel 6/27 episodes


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.


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.

Total Drama Island: Totally Interactive!


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 was still accessible until the website was taken down.


Camp TV is the original prototype for Total Drama Island. In it, there were only eighteen 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.



Cartoon Network's DVD features the entire season and is 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 contains unedited dialog and full screen, 16:9 aspect ratio. It also includes all the episodes of the season.



See also

Total Drama
Total Drama Island | Total Drama Action | Total Drama World Tour | Total Drama: Revenge of the Island | Total Drama All-Stars | Total Drama: Pahkitew Island | Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race | Total Drama Daycare