Total Drama Action

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  • 2009
  • 2 Seasons

Total Drama Action is an animated reality television series that was originally aired on Cartoon Network in 2009. The show is produced by Fresh TV and Teletoon and is the second season in the Total Drama series. It features a cast of thirteen contestants who compete in various challenges inspired by Hollywood films and movie genres.

The series is hosted by the eccentric and enthusiastic Chris McLean, who is voiced by Christian Potenza. The contestants are a mix of characters from the previous season and new ones. Some of the returning characters include Gwen, Trent, Owen, and Heather, while some of the new characters include Beth, Courtney, and Justin.

The series takes place in a new film lot called “Camp Wawanakwa,” where the contestants are divided into teams: the Screaming Gaffers and the Killer Grips. The teams compete in various challenges inspired by different movie genres, such as horror, superhero, medieval, and disaster movies. Each episode typically features two challenges, with the losing team facing the “Gilded Chris Awards Ceremony,” where one of their members is voted off the show.

One of the standout characters of the show is Gwen, who is voiced by Kristin Fairlie. Gwen is the gothic contestant of the show who initially struggles to fit in with the other contestants. However, as the series progresses, Gwen becomes one of the most popular and respected contestants due to her intelligence, creativity, and loyalty. Stephanie Mills voices the character of Lindsay, who is a bubbly and ditzy contestant. Lindsay is often underestimated by the other contestants, but she proves to be a strong competitor in many of the challenges.

The animation style of Total Drama Action is unique compared to other cartoons on Cartoon Network. The show uses a combination of traditional animation techniques with CGI elements to give the characters a distinctive look. The animation is fluid and dynamic, which makes the action scenes and challenges exciting to watch.

Another aspect of the show that sets it apart from other cartoons is its use of pop culture references. Each episode is themed around a different movie genre, and the writers make sure to include nods and references to iconic movies within that genre. For example, the “Monster Movie” challenge features a giant monster attacking the contestants, which is a nod to classic kaiju movies like Godzilla.

Overall, Total Drama Action is an entertaining and fun show that appeals to both kids and adults. The challenges are creative and exciting, the characters are likable and memorable, and the pop culture references are clever and amusing. If you're a fan of reality television and animated cartoons, Total Drama Action is definitely worth checking out.

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The Aftermath: Who Wants to Pick a Millionaire?
13. The Aftermath: Who Wants to Pick a Millionaire?
December 3, 2009
Beth and Duncan are on pins and needles as they're forced to sit through an aftermath show - including grilling from their cast-off team mates about some of the questionable choices they made in the game. An impromptu tie-breaker is finally arranged - a contest designed by Justin, Lindsay, Harold and Courtney. But the tiebreaker doesn't work either, and the two find that the million dollar winner is going to be determined in another way...
Mutiny on the Soundstage
12. Mutiny on the Soundstage
November 26, 2009
It's down to Beth and Duncan, as the competition accelerates into the final episodes_4-18... A pirate-themed challenge finds the two of them racing through a series of ship-board obstacles before being launched out of a canon - and right back to the first set of the season. Duncan's inability to answer trivia questions about his cast mates means he loses opportunities at a time advantage, and he's stuck redoing some of the nastiest challenges of the season - with new, terrible elements added! But Beth's insecurity about deserving to be in the finale is almost more crippling. Luckily, she's paid enough attention to her cast mates' lives that she can beat the trivia and therefore beat the clock too - so she winds up neck and neck in the race with Duncan!
Top Dog
11. Top Dog
November 19, 2009
Four remaining cast mates embark on this week's animal/buddy flick, forced to bond with creatures of the fur and feather variety. The cast try to train their animal buddies to be just like them, until the animals prove that their intelligence is vastly superior. In the end, it's Beth who is most like her animal. In her defense, raccoons ARE really smart! And that's a good thing, because Chris drops the cast mates off in the middle of the forest, with only the knowledge of their animal buddies to help them find their way back to the film lot.
2008: A Space Owen
10. 2008: A Space Owen
November 12, 2009
The five remaining cast mates embark on a challenge that's 'out of this world,' in this week's outer space extravaganza.
Crouching Courtney, Hidden Owen
9. Crouching Courtney, Hidden Owen
November 5, 2009
the contestants compete in a Chinese ninja challenge. Courtney is rumored to be voted off.
Rock n' Rule
8. Rock n' Rule
October 29, 2009
Strap on those air guitars! 'Cause this is the week to rock 'n roll! But first the five remaining cast members learn they are soon to be six, when Chris announces that someone is being brought back to the show.
Get a Clue
7. Get a Clue
October 22, 2009
And then there were five... The gloves are off and the magnifying glasses are out, as Chris declares this week the mystery movie challenge.
Princess Pride
6. Princess Pride
October 15, 2009
When Chris shows up with a glass combat boot, the contestants know it's time to bust open the conventions of a fairy tale movie. A determined Courtney crams the tiny boot on and is declared the princess as Lindsay, Beth, Harold, Duncan and Justin compete to rescue her. But Justin's got a new incentive. Looking to Courtney to boost his strategic playbook after his 'disfigurement', Justin finds himself suddenly and violently crushing on the Type A princess... First, though, he and the other blindfolded contestants have to make it past Chef, who's playing 'The Terrible Troll' and guarding his perilous 'Bad Breaks Bridge' with some of the worst weapons in fairy tale history.
The Aftermath - O-wen or Lose
5. The Aftermath - O-wen or Lose
October 8, 2009
Geoff and Bridgette welcome us to another spectacularly juicy, behind-the-scenes episode of the Total Drama Action Aftermath show! Gossip lives here!
Super Hero-Id
4. Super Hero-Id
October 1, 2009
There's nothing scarier than waking up to the sound of someone screaming in terror. Unless it turns out to be Chef Hatchet screaming in terror - while wearing a nightgown!
Dial M for Merger
3. Dial M for Merger
September 24, 2009
The 2 teams merge and everybody competes in a thriller film.
Million Dollar Babies
2. Million Dollar Babies
September 17, 2009
The 8 cast members compete in boxing, badminton, wrestling and trading slam dunks for a sports-movie challenge.
One Million Bucks B.C.
1. One Million Bucks B.C.
September 10, 2009
The remaining 8 castmembers compete in prehistoric challenges.
  • Premiere Date
    June 11, 2009