ToonOlympics! What a difference a day makes! The battle between “Yamato 2199” and “Phineas and Ferb” is by far the biggest battle of the competition to date. And you still have until Midnight tonight to get all your votes in. It’s really incredible! At one point last night, Phineas and Ferb held a commanding 61-1 lead in this contest. As of the moment of the posting of this last match of the second round, Phineas and Ferb’s lead was knocked down a bit at 74-7. Yamato 2199 fans still have less than 12 hours left to vote to catch up. Phineas and Ferb fans could also band together to increase their lead in the voting.
The match for today, the last of the second round, has the least amount of time to vote. Less than 12 hours is all you have to vote on whether you like Canada’s Total Drama or Australia’s Zeke’s Pad. Take a good look at both cartoons before deciding and then CAST YOUR VOTE! Here is how the brackets look for the second round of the ToonOlympics on ToonBarn:
Wednesday’s 7th match of the second round has generated an early lead for USA’s Phineas and Ferb.
Second Round Results:
The Legend of Korra (USA): 19
Sidekick (CANADA): 11
Go here to vote for Match 9.
Zig and Sharko (FRANCE): 13
El Chavo (MEXICO): 3
Go here to vote for Match 10.
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien (USA): 18
Huntik: Secrets & Seekers (ITALY): 1
Go here to vote for Match 11.
Totally Spies! (FRANCE): 17
Alf Prøysens Barnesanger (NORWAY): 1
Go here to vote for Match 12.
Dreamland (Doctor Who) (UNITED KINGDOM): 10
Escola pra Cachorro (Doggy Day School) (BRAZIL): 4
Go here to vote for Match 13.
Pocket Protectors (NEW ZEALAND): 34
Century Sonny (CHINA): 3
Go here to vote for Match 14.
Phineas and Ferb (USA): 74
Space Battleship Yamato 2199 (JAPAN): 7
Go here to vote for Match 15.
Hurry, voting continues through the end of the second round. But, time is running out ToonOlympians! There are only 12 hours left to vote in the second round.
The ToonOlympics competition continues today with our 8th match of the second round. The matchup is between Canada and Australia. The cartoon from Canada is called Total Drama. Total Drama had a first round bye and is going up against an Australian cartoon series called Zeke’s Pad, which defeated Germany’s Die Biene Maja in the first 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:
LET THE MATCH BEGIN!
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):
Zeke’s Pad (AUSTRALIA)
Zeke’s Pad is an animated TV show produced by Bardel Entertainment and Leaping Lizard Productions. It is about the adventures of a 14-year old skateboarder and artist named Zeke who owns a magic electronic pad that brings life to anything he draws on it. Zeke Palmer is an imaginative artist and skateboarder who lives with a weird and wacky family. His Pad is an amazing electronic gadget that is a mobile phone, PDA, GPS, MP3 player and a drawing tablet all rolled into one. Zeke’s pad has a unique glitch: anything he draws comes to life. Being a creative artist that he is, Zeke is constantly drawing and making his drawings come to life. But he learns that for every action there is a reaction, and things don’t turn out the way he imagines.
Zeke (Ezekiel) Palmer (Voiced by Michael Adamthwaite): Zeke Palmer is a talented and creative 14 year-old artist/skateboarder. He follows his own path, however wiggly and weird it might become. Most importantly, Zeke is a risk taker. He is totally into making his ideas happen, but he is also inherently short sighted. The term action equals reaction is something he is blind to. Because of his over-enthusiasm about his own creative ideas, Zeke must deal with the consequences of his actions.
Jay (Jayden) Fritter (Voiced by Tim Hamaguchi): Jay is Zeke’s best friend. Jay’s computer knowledge and technical wizardry often help Zeke out of a jam. Jay is the only person who knows about the special power of Zeke’s Pad.
Rachel Palmer (Voiced by Chiara Zanni): She is Zeke’s annoying 13 year-old sister who is a drama queen, turning every moment into a gripping monologue, all for her love of the theatre.
Ike (Isacc) Palmer (Voiced by Trevor Devall): Zeke’s 17 year-old brother is a star athlete who is all about training. He tries one weird training and diet program after another to obtain peak physical fitness.
Ida Palmer (Voiced by Tabitha St. Germain): Zeke’s mom is a quick change artist with panache, whether she is in stripes refereeing a sibling squabble or leading a cleaning inspection in her white lab coat. Organization and order is the order of the day.
Alvin Palmer (Voiced by Trevor Devall): Zeke’s dad has two true loves, music and his wife Ida. He lives with his head in a musical cloud and depends on Ida to manage the rest.
Maxine Marx (Voiced by Tabitha St. Germain): The old adage “opposites attract” works well for Maxine and Zeke. Pretty, smart and super athletic, she is Zeke’s secret crush.
Created by: Liz Scully
No. of episodes: 26
Length of each episode: 22 min
Country of origin: Australia
Originally Aired: January 9, 2010 – present
Here is a video of Zeke’s Pad (Episode 9: Portrait of a Young Artist):
The time has come to decide which you like better: Canada’s Total Drama or Australia’s Zeke’s Pad?[poll id=”18″]
Voting polls close at Midnight tonight, so you have only 12 hours left to vote.
Unless there are dramatic developments between now and midnight, Match 17 of the ToonOlympics is all lined up for Friday. Join us for the 1st match of Round 3 to Vote for either USA or France.
USA had defeated Brazil in the second round with The Legend of Korra:
France comes off its second round victory over Mexico with Zig and Sharko:
See you Friday for the 1st match of Round 3 of the ToonOlympics… on ToonBarn.