After a phenomenal first season on Teletoon in 2007, making a splash in the top three for children ages 2-11, this new year will see TOTAL DRAMA ISLAND, the unique interactive animated reality show, wade into international waters on a grand scale with more major announcements soon to come.
Cake Distribution has licensed TOTAL DRAMA ISLAND to CANAL + Family, France, Jetix Benelux, Noga Israel, Digiturk Turkey, Salmon Russia and Diema of Bulgaria for 2008-2009 broadcast.
As well as the on-air success of TOTAL DRAMA ISLAND, the online world of TOTAL DRAMA ISLAND has drawn in 80 percent of the large numbers of the on-air audience to subscribe to a play on www.totaldramaisland.com and compete in 26 episode specific online games with their own avatar. The website is being localized into various languages to synchronise with the local broadcast schedules. The outstanding quality of these elements was recognized with an Interactive Emmy nomination 2007.
"TOTAL DRAMA ISLAND has solicited unprecedented international interest and has a lot of goodwill in the market. These sales will give this pioneering series a further chance to prove itself across Europe. TOTAL DRAMA ISLAND is unique and will stand out wherever it airs," said Ed Galton of Cake Distribution.
TOTAL DRAMA ISLAND, a FRESH production with TELETOON Canada, is a 26x22 animated reality sitcom. It boasts a unique blend of event programming and cartoon comedy with a sequential elimination competition among 22 young adults, leaving the audience with only one winner in the end. The TOTAL DRAMA ISLAND series is a very interactive property and works as a reality experience both online and on TV.