ToonOlympics QuarterFinal Match: USA (Phineas and Ferb) Vs. Canada (Total Drama)
You’ll have to vote quickly and spread the word about today’s match between Phineas and Ferb and Total Drama. Today’s Quarterfinal Match is the last match of the 3rd Round of the ToonOlympics! On Thursday, we will post the first of 2 Semi-Final Matches. This coming Monday, we will post the Final Match of the ToonOlympics. When the Final Match is posted, you will have 4 days to vote for the Gold Medal Winner, which will be announced by ToonBarn Harry at the Closing Ceremonies that Friday, September 7, 2012.
The results of the quarterfinals will be locked in at Midnight Tonight (EDT). Here are the current standings:
The Legend of Korra (USA) – 12
Zig and Sharko (FRANCE) – 3
If you haven’t voted for our First Quarterfinal Match from Friday, you can Vote for either The Legend of Korra (USA) or Zig and Sharko (FRANCE) HERE.
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien (USA) – 14
Totally Spies! (FRANCE) – 6
If you haven’t voted for our Second Quarterfinal Match from Monday, you can Vote for either Ben 10: Ultimate Alien (USA) or Totally Spies! (FRANCE) HERE.
Pocket Protectors (NEW ZEALAND) – 6
Dreamland (Doctor Who) (UNITED KINGDOM) – 4
If you haven’t voted for our Third Quarterfinal Match from Tuesday, you can Vote for either Dreamland (Doctor Who) (UNITED KINGDOM) or Pocket Protectors (NEW ZEALAND) HERE.
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The ToonOlympics competition continues today with our 4th and last match of the Quarterfinal round. The matchup is between USA and Canada. The cartoon from USA is called Phineas and Ferb. Phineas and Ferb won its second round match by defeating Japan’s Space Battleship Yamato 2199 78-10. Phineas and Ferb is going up against a Canadian cartoon series called Total Drama, which defeated Australia’s Zeke’s Pad 8-2 in the second round.
Before we start the match, if this is your first visit to the ToonOlympics, you can go back and catch the opening ceremonies, hosted by our resident cartoon, ToonBarn Harry, at this link:
Exciting Announcement!: ToonBarn Harry will be back for the ToonOlympics Closing Ceremonies and Medal Winners, so stay tuned for that animated ToonOlympics sendoff.
LET THE MATCH BEGIN!
Phineas and Ferb (USA)
Phineas and Ferb is an American animated television comedy-musical series. Originally broadcast as a preview on August 17, 2007, and officially premiered on February 1, 2008 on Disney Channel, the series follows Phineas Flynn and his English stepbrother Ferb Fletcher on summer vacation. Every day, the boys embark on some grand new project, which annoys their controlling sister, Candace, who frequently tries to reveal their shenanigans to the boys’ mother, Linda Flynn-Fletcher, and less frequently to their father, Lawrence Fletcher. The series follows a standard plot system; running gags occur every episode, and the B-Plot almost always features Perry the Platypus acting as a spy (“Agent P”) for the OWCA (Organization Without a Cool Acronym), to fight an evil scientist named Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz. However, Dr. Doofenshmirtz, or Doof as he refers to himself, feels the need to assert his evilness. Sometimes, other villains scoff at his level of evil. The two plots intersect at the end to erase all traces of the boys’ project just before Candace can show it to their mother. This usually leaves Candace very frustrated.
Creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh worked together on the Nickelodeon series Rocko’s Modern Life. The Creators also voice two of the main B-plot characters: Major Monogram and Dr. Doofenshmirtz. Phineas and Ferb was conceived after Povenmire sketched a triangular boy—the blueprint for the eponymous Phineas—in a restaurant. Povenmire and Marsh developed the series concept together and pitched to networks for 16 years before securing a run on Disney Channel.
The series is also known for its musical numbers, which have appeared in almost every episode since the first-season “Flop Starz”. Disney’s managers particularly enjoyed the episode’s song, “Gitchee, Gitchee Goo”, and requested that a song appear in each subsequent episode. The show’s creators write and record each number, and vary musical tempo depending on each song’s dramatic use. The music has earned the series a total of four Emmy nominations: in 2008 for the main title theme and for the song “I Ain’t Got Rhythm” from the episode “Dude, We’re Getting the Band Back Together”, and then in 2010 for the song “Come Home Perry” from the episode “Oh, There You Are, Perry” as well as one for its score. The series has also been popular with adults. Phineas and Ferb is currently on its third season.
The show follows the adventures of stepbrothers Phineas Flynn (voiced by Vincent Martella) and Ferb Fletcher (voiced by Thomas Sangster), who live in the fictional town of Danville, somewhere in the Tri-State area. Their older sister, Candace Flynn (voiced by Ashley Tisdale), is obsessed with two things throughout the show. One is “busting” Phineas and Ferb’s schemes and ideas, usually calling their mother to report the boys’ activities in an attempt to get them in trouble, but is never successful because of events that transpire in another subplot. Second is that she is obsessed with a boy named Jeremy (voiced by Mitchel Musso) that she wants to be her boyfriend. Meanwhile, the boys’ pet platypus, Perry, acts as a secret agent for an all-animal government organization called the O.W.C.A. (“Organization Without a Cool Acronym”), fighting Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz.
Much of the series’ humor relies on running gags used in every episode, with slight variation. For example, when Phineas has a new idea, he says, “Ferb, I know what we’re gonna do today!” Phineas and Ferb, along with other characters, then ask, “Hey, where’s Perry?”. In several episodes, an adult will ask Phineas if he is a little young to be performing some complex activities, to which he responds “Yes, yes I am.” When Perry is called in for a mission for the O.W.C.A., he uses various hidden passageways all over the house to enter his lair. Dr. Doofenshmirtz almost always, with a few exceptions, names his evil creations “-Inators”. (e.g., Shrink-inator, Giant Dog Biscuit-inator, and “Eradicate Rodney’s -Inator”-inator). Perry and Doofenshmirtz’s confrontations generally lead to the destruction or disappearance of whatever Phineas and Ferb are constructing or taking part in that day, leaving Candace shocked (“Bu-Bu-Bu-Bu-But…!”) and her mother unconvinced.
Aspects of the show’s humor are aimed at adults, including its frequent pop-cultural references. Co-creator Dan Povenmire, sought to create a show that was less raunchy than Family Guy—having previously worked on the show—but had the same reliance on comic timing, metahumor, humorous blank stares, wordplay and breaking the 4th wall. Povenmire describes the show as a combination of Family Guy and SpongeBob SquarePants. Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, the other co-creator, said the show was not created just for kids; he simply did not exclude them as an audience.
On August 25, 2011, the show was picked up for a fourth season on Disney Channel, a possible spin-off and feature film for the series. Disney Channel officially announced on November 9, 2011 that the fourth season was picked up with new episodes rolling out through 2014.
Phineas Flynn (voiced by Vincent Martella)- Like other characters, his age is not mentioned. Phineas, along with his stepbrother Ferb Fletcher, star in the A-Plot of every episode. The series concerns Phineas’s attempts to avoid boredom by finding something new to do every day of the summer vacation. He does this with his less-talkative stepbrother Ferb, and often with many other neighborhood children. He is known to be very selfless and energetic. Phineas has many catch phrases like “Oh, there you are, Perry” or “Hey, Ferb! I know what we’re going to do today!” and “Hey, where’s Perry?”.
Ferb Fletcher (voiced by Thomas Sangster) is Phineas’s green-haired, intelligent but laconic stepbrother from England. Ferb and his stepbrother, Phineas Flynn, spend their days during their summer vacation having fun. They are featured in every episode’s A-Plot constructing large scale inventions or taking part in other outlandish activities. Ferb, an engineering genius, allows Phineas to do most of the talking for the pair and is described as “more of a man of action” by Phineas, which makes him more of a plot device than a developed character. Ferb is more likely to sing than speak, but most often has a one-liner in the episodes. Ferb is named after a friend of the show’s creators who was an expert on tools and, at times, stayed rather silent.
Candace Flynn (voiced by Ashley Tisdale) is Phineas’s fifteen-year-old older sister and Ferb’s stepsister. She first appeared in the pilot episode along with the other main characters who star in the A-Plot in which she is usually the main antagonist. Candace does not approve of the inventions her brothers create, and during each episode she attempts to “bust her brothers” by showing their mom. Her best friend is Stacy Hirano. Candace also has an obvious crush on Jeremy Johnson, but she is oblivious to the fact he likes her back. She comes from a reconstituted family, featured in the show because the series’ creators considered it underused in children’s programming as well as Marsh’s past experiences in one.
Isabella Garcia-Shapiro (voiced by Alyson Stoner) is a Jewish Mexican girl. She is one of the brothers’ best friends and has an obvious crush on Phineas Flynn, of which he is unaware, though he has shown he cares for her from time to time. She is known for the catchphrase, “Whatcha doin’?” and is the leader of the Fireside Girls troop 46231. The troop often helps Phineas and Ferb in their projects. She is named after series creator Dan Povenmire’s oldest daughter.
Perry the Platypus (Agent P) (vocal effects by Dee Bradley Baker) is Phineas and Ferb’s pet platypus and first appeared along with a large portion of the main cast in the pilot episode “Rollercoaster.” Perry is featured as the star of the B-Plot, for all but one episode of the series, alongside his arch-nemesis, Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz. He is a primarily silent character, with the only noises being the occasional rattling of his bill. Agent P gets his missions, which almost always involve Doofenshmirtz, from Major Monogram, and then proceeds to foil the nasty schemes that comes down to destroying the -Inators that were built by Doofenshmirtz.
Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz (voiced by Dan Povenmire) is a mad scientist appearing in all but one episode’s B-Plots thus far. He is the father to teenager Vanessa Doofenshmirtz and is the head of his own company, Doofenshmirtz Evil Inc. Depending on the episode, Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s main goal is to either destroy or rule the Tri-State Area which was suggested to him as a starting point before trying to take over the world. Routinely bumbling, incompetent, and forgetful, Doofenshmirtz’s plans, always involving various gadgets and inventions, have been thwarted by Perry the Platypus (Agent P). After most defeats, he shouts his catchphrase, “Curse you, Perry the Platypus!” His first invention as a child was simply called “Inator”, which led to his modern contraptions usually ending with the suffix of the same name.
Throughout the series, Doofenshmirtz’s flashbacks (of which are often told after Perry has been captured) explore his mentally abusive and lonely childhood growing up in the fictional village Gimmelshtump, Druelselstein. Before becoming an evil scientist, Doofenshmirtz was a bratwurst vender until being put out of business by the hot dog industry. Doofenshmirtz usually monologues and displays acts of cartoon-style physical violence towards his nemesis Perry, a skilled anthropomorphic platypus secret agent.
No. of episodes: 167
Length of each episode: 22 min (2- 11 min segments)
Country of origin: USA
Originally Aired: August 17, 2007 – present
Here is a video of Phineas and Ferb (The Mom Attractor):
Total Drama (CANADA)
Total Drama is a Canadian animated reality television series which lampoons the conventions commonly found in reality television. The show and its sequel seasons are collectively referred to as the Total Drama series. It premiered on the Canadian cable television specialty channel, Teletoon on July 8, 2007 and on the American cable television channel, Cartoon Network, on June 5, 2008, with the characters consisting of the eponymous fictional reality series and the contestants therein. All of the contestants have distinct personalities that serve as a main plot point. The style of the series is similar to that of Survivor, Fear Factor, and The Amazing Race.
There are currently four seasons and one upcoming season in the Total Drama series which are listed below. The winners listed are the original Canadian winners. An alternate winner in another country is basically the Canadian runner-up.
Total Drama Island is the first season of the series. It first premiered on Canada on July 8, 2007 and June 5, 2008 on the United States. This season takes place at Camp Wawanakwa, a fictional island located somewhere in Muskoka, Ontario where the season is based on a summer camp theme (although a contestant is eliminated at the end of every episode). Like the whole series, this season is a competition to see which of the 22 contestants will survive and last the longest. This is because the contestants are brutally tortured along the way through the intense challenges they are given. Challenges are sometimes based on other reality shows like Fear Factor. All of this is so the winner of the season (the one to last the longest on the island and not get eliminated), will win a small fortune of $100,000 and cheesy fame. This is the largest season in the entire series (as in eliminations and contestants).
Total Drama Action is the second season of the series. It premiered on Canada on January 11, 2009 and June 11 in the U.S. It is a sequel to the first season of the series, Total Drama Island. In here, fourteen characters from Total Drama Island returned: Gwen, Heather, Lindsay, Harold, Duncan, Owen, Leshawna, Trent, Geoff, Bridgette, Justin, DJ, Izzy, and Beth. However, Courtney returns later to the show due to a lawsuit. In this season, the contestants are taken to a brand new location: an old film lot in the center of Toronto, Ontario. The challenges are now based on movie genres, and the grand prize has been multipled by ten to be $1,000,000. Cody, Tyler, Katie, Sadie, Noah, Ezekiel, and Eva do not return to compete, but still appeared for the aftermath special, an extra show which was hosted by Geoff and Bridgette, the first two eliminated contestants.
Total Drama World Tour is the third season of the series. It premiered in 2010 all around the world and continued onto 2011 in Canada. In this season, seventeen contestants are taken on a trip around the world, and compete in cultural themed challenges of the countries or regions they visit. An added twist this season is that they are required to break spontaneously into song, or else be immediately eliminated (although this rule was not strongly enforced, and no one was eliminated for not singing anyway). Fifteen of the original characters from Total Drama Island returned: Owen, Izzy, Duncan, Courtney, Bridgette, Gwen, Cody, Harold, Noah, Lindsay, DJ, Heather, Leshawna, Ezekiel, and Tyler. Two new characters, Alejandro and Sierra, joined the cast at the beginning of this season. Additionally, a third new character, Blaineley, was brought on to compete past the halfway point of the season, although she didn’t last very long. Geoff, Eva, Justin, Beth, Trent, Katie, and Sadie did not return to compete, but have instead appeared for the aftermath. The prize for this season is, once again, $1,000,000.
Total Drama: Revenge of the Island is the fourth season of the series. The series’ extension was commissioned by Teletoon from the producers, Fresh TV Inc. It premiered on Canada and the U.S. in 2012. This season returns to Camp Wawanakwa (the original setting of the first season), but no contestants from previous seasons return. Instead, only a new set of cast compete, which are Anne Maria, B, Brick, Cameron, Dakota, Dawn, Jo, Lightning, Mike, Sam, Scott, Staci and Zoey. However, some characters from the original cast still have cameo appearances throughout the season. Due to the island being abandoned for the past two seasons, the island has now turned radioactive and causes of radiation and toxic waste is the main theme for this season. This season is only half the length of a regular season with 13 episodes and the cash prize is also again $1,000,000.
Introduced in Total Drama Island
Active competitors (2007 – 2011)
Top: DJ, Duncan, Tyler, Harold, Geoff and Heather
Standing: Lindsay, Leshawna, Eva, Justin, Owen, Noah, Trent, Gwen and Cody (Alejandro, Sierra and Blaineley not pictured)
Sitting: Izzy, Bridgette, Courtney, Katie, Sadie, Ezekiel and Beth
Introduced in Total Drama: Revenge of the Island
Active competitors (2012 – present)
Standing: Anne Maria, Mike, Zoey, Lightning, Dawn, B, Sam, Brick, Scott and Jo
Sitting: Dakota and Staci
There are several voice actors who have voiced the characters in the Total Drama series. Christian Potenza played the role of host Chris McLean and said that the best part of the job was that his character could not be voted off the show. Emilie-Claire Barlow plays Courtney on Total Drama Island and stated that Courtney was her favorite character that she had ever played. Other voice actors include Julia Chantrey as Eva, Drew Nelson as Duncan, Megan Fahlenbock as Gwen, Stephanie Anne Mills as Lindsay and Katie, Adam Reid as Justin, Kristin Fairlie as Bridgette and Rachel Wilson as Heather. Most voice actors have only voiced one character, but some have voiced two. Peter Oldring and Clé Bennett are the only two voice actors who have voiced three characters. Brian Froud is the only voice actor to voice a contestant from both the original and the new cast, as every other voice actor only voices a character from one generation.
Created by: Jennifer Pertsch, Tom McGillis
Produced by: Fresh TV Inc. / Teletoon
Country of origin: Canada
No. of episodes: 26 (each season), 94 total
Original channel: Teletoon (CAN), Cartoon Network (USA)
Episode length: 22 min
Originally aired: July 8, 2007 – present (Canada)
Here is an episode of Total Drama (Island Episode 16):
The time has come to decide which you like better: USA’s Phineas and Ferb or Canada’s Total Drama?[poll id=”22″]
Voting polls for the QuarterFinals close tonight at Midnight (EDT), so you only have 12 hours to vote.
If the current polls remain as they are now, Match 21 of the ToonOlympics is all lined up for Thursday. However, we don’t want to call it before the voting is over tonight at Midnight.
So, let’s see how fast and furious the voting is between now and then. See you Thursday for the 1st of 2 Semi-Final Matches of the ToonOlympics… on ToonBarn.