Cartoon Network Gets Total Drama Action

Stateside fans of the animated ‘tween comedy series Total Drama Island can look forward to the seeing the spinoff in 2009. Cake Distribution has sold FRESH TV’s Total Drama Action to Cartoon Network U.S. The channel currently airs Total Drama Island during its Thursday-night lineup, where it has developed a substantial following.

Created by Fresh TV’s Tom McGillis and Jennifer Pertsch, Total Drama Action picks up where Total Drama Island left off as it takes 15 of the original contestants to a new location’a deserted film studio lot. Here our contestants will be exposed to new challenges with the chance to win an even bigger prize. The series will add a number of talk-show episodes where former contestants and fans comment on the competition. Commissioned by TELETOON, the show is currently in production and is slated to premiere in the spring of 2009.

Fresh TV is an award-winning family entertainment company dedicated to serving the ‘tween and teen market. The company offers 2D and 3D production services through Elliott Animation, located in Toronto. More information can be found at www.freshtvinc.com.

Based in London, Cake Distribution (www.cakeentertainment.com) is a boutique distributor of animation and family entertainment properties. The company handles worldwide distribution rights for Cartoon Saloon’s Skunk Fu! Other properties in the Cake catalog include Eliot Kid, Aesop’s Theater, King Arthur’s Disasters, Edgar & Ellen, Loopdidoo and Tiny Planets, as well as the Scholastic catalog for Europe only.