Total Drama Island Sold to Cartoon Network

Cake Distribution’s animated reality show Total Drama Island has been acquired by Cartoon Network channels in the U.S., Latin America, Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The U.S. premiere will air this Thursday in primetime at 9 p.m., with further launches following later in the year.

‘After the spectacular performance in it’s home territory it was only a question of time before the right partners would be found to take Total Drama Island into the world,’ says Edward Galton, managing director of Cake Distribution. ‘This week’s premier will mark the start of a great demonstration that animation can still secure broad audiences.’

Total Drama Island is a Fresh TV Inc. production for TELETOON Canada. The interactive, animated reality sitcom has a sequential elimination competition among 22 youths running over 26 episodes, leaving the audience with only one winner in the end. A dedicated website offers 26 episode-specific games and has attracted impressive traffic, according to Cake.

Cake Distribution is a London-based boutique distributor of animation and family entertainment properties for television and other platforms. The company handles distribution rights for such popular kids’ shows as Skunk Fu!, Eliot Kid, Aesop’s Theater, King Arthur’s Disasters, Edgar & Ellen, Loopdidoo and Tiny Planets, as well as Scholastic catalogue for Europe. More information can be found at www.cakeentertainment.com.