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Total DramaRama (formerly titled "Total Daycare Drama" and later titled, "Total Drama Daycare") is the second spin-off of the Total Drama franchise.
"Total DramaRama re-introduces favorite cast members like loveable Owen and uptight Courtney but ages them down from teenagers to toddlers. While the cast may be pint-sized, their teen personalities are fully-formed with the voices we know and love and each episode is packed with dream sequences, cutaways, visual jokes, confessionals and flashbacks. So, whether it’s using Uber to have a Ferris Bueller-style day off or scaring away a new teacher, our cast is ready to scale the walls, hack the school computer and do whatever it takes, because make no mistake... these toddlers are here to PLAY!"
Main Article: List of Total DramaRama episodes
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According to Actra Toronto, Total DramaRama started production on July 13, 2017 and was projected to end production on August 30, 2018, but instead it ended on March 9, 2019. Total DramaRama was officially announced on December 19, 2017 by WorldScreen.
On June 4, 2018 Corus Entertainment confirmed the show's official release date along with the finalized title.
On July 30, 2018 the entire first episode was uploaded to the Cartoon Network App.
On December 21, 2018 the series was renewed for a second season, but this wasn't announced to the public until February 13, 2019. According to Animationxpress The second season also consists of 52 episodes just like its predecessor, expanding the episode count to 104. According to Actra Toronto, the production for season 2 started on March 1, 2019 and was projected to end on March 1, 2020. The first episode premiered on January 11, 2020 in the US and in April 4, 2020 in Canada.
On June 24, 2020, Corus Entertainment confirmed that the series got renewed for a third season , and is slated to premiere in the summer of 2021 in Canada on Teletoon. The third season will also consist of 52 episodes.
On July 30th, 2020, AnimationXPress confirmed that the third season will premiere in the middle of 2021 on Cartoon Network in the US. In addition, they also confirmed that the third season will have 2 new students join the cast, Lightning and Sugar.
According to ACTRA Toronto, the production for season 3 began in August 1, 2020 and is projected to end in August 1, 2021.
- Emilie-Claire Barlow, the voice actress for Courtney, was nominated for Outstanding Performance – Female Voice for her performance as Courtney in the episode "Sharing is Caring".
- Lilly Bartlam, the voice actress for Gwen, was nominated for Outstanding Performance – Female Voice for her performance as Gwen in the episode "Aquarium for a Dream".
- That's a Wrap won an Award of Excellence for best animation for kids at the age of 6 to 9.
- The series was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for best animated program or series in 2020.
- This spin-off greatly differs from the other series:
- While the other two series are parodies of reality TV, this one is a slice of life comedy.
- The episodes are 11 minutes long rather than 22.
- Characters from its sister show, 6teen appear in the show.
- According to Christine Thompson, Total DramaRama occurs in an alternate universe. Characters from 6teen, another Fresh TV-developed series, are also set to appear.
- All the children are 4 years old, as confirmed by Christine Thompson.
- Because the spin-off takes place in an alternate continuity, every character knew each other when they were children.
- Hilariously, MacArthur mentions in Dude Buggies that Jen Masterson of 6teen was her babysitter, implying she is younger than the cast of 6teen. Here, she is older than both Jude and Nikki.
- Tom McGillis and Jennifer Pertsch decided to create Total DramaRama as they wanted to try something new and different with the franchise.
- According to Tom McGillis, Cartoon Network originally wanted to make the cast 11 years olds, but McGillis and his team suggested making them a lot younger. They thought that if they did make them 11 years olds, it will limit the number of stories they can tell.
- For a while, the show was conveniently called "Total Drama Daycare", but that was later changed to "Total DramaRama" because Fresh TV didn't want young kids to mistakenly think the show is about preschool.
- Imagine spots and flashbacks of the children are often depicted in the form of children's drawings, using the same art style as Owen's stories in The Sucky Outdoors, The Aftermath: III, and Oh My Izzy.
- While it is unknown which city the daycare is located, it has the same background scenery as New York City in A Million Ways to Lose a Million Dollars.
- This is the only series not to have Clé Bennett as part of the voice cast.
- This is the first season in the franchise since Total Drama All-Stars, where new episodes are released on a weekly basis on Cartoon Network.
- There are additional characters from the main series who make silent appearances in this series, such as Katie, Trent, DJ and Geoff.
- Eleven of the original 22 contestants from Total Drama Island, exactly half, are cast members in this series. Like most other iterations of the franchise, Screaming Gopher characters have been favored over Killer Bass ones in terms of focus and screen time. Seven Gophers made the cut for the spinoff as opposed to only four for the Bass.