PR: "Total Drama" Franchise Propelled to New Heights w/"Total Drama Action" Sale
Cake Distribution Propels FRESH TV’s “Total Drama” Franchise to New Heights with TOTAL DRAMA ACTION Sale to Cartoon Network U.S.
(London) – Cake Distribution today announced the sale of FRESH TV’s TOTAL DRAMA ACTION, the spinoff to TOTAL DRAMA ISLAND (TDI), to Cartoon Network U.S. TDI has quickly established itself as a hit on Cartoon Network’s Thursday night line-up and has developed a substantial following both on-air and on-line. Viewers on the program’s interactive Web site have created over two million unique avatars within three months of the series premiere.
“We were very excited when Cartoon Network took the plunge in launching this mould-breaking show,” said Ed Galton, managing director of Cake Distribution. “The creators and producers at FRESH TV have found such a natural continuation for the series, and we are thrilled that Cartoon Network has come on board to further build this success story with us.”
TOTAL DRAMA ACTION picks up where TOTAL DRAMA ISLAND left off and 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. New to the concept will be a number of talk-show episodes where former contestants and fans comment on the competition. TOTAL DRAMA ACTION was created by FRESH TV’s Tom McGillis and Jennifer Pertsch and is commissioned by TELETOON Canada. TOTAL DRAMA ACTION is currently in production and premiers in 2009.
About FRESH TV Inc.
An award-winning family entertainment company, Fresh TV is obsessed with captivating the dynamic and elusive youth market. Powerfully connected to the interests, influences and enthusiasms of tween and teen audiences around the world, Fresh eats, sleeps and breathes to create television young people will love right now. Fresh also offers the world-class 2D and 3D production services of Elliott Animation located in Toronto. Visit www.freshtvinc.com for more information.
About Cake Distribution
Cake Distribution is a London-based boutique distributor of animation and family entertainment properties for television and beyond and handles worldwide distribution rights for SKUNK FU!, only excluding Licensing & Merchandising rights, which are being handled worldwide by Galleon Plc. The current line-up of Cake Distribution includes a.o. ELIOT KID, AESOP’S THEATER, KING ARTHUR’S DISASTERS, EDGAR & ELLEN, LOOPDIDOO, TOTAL DRAMA ISLAND, TINY PLANETS and SKUNK FU! and the Scholastic catalogue for Europe only. Cake Distribution is a Cake Entertainment company. More info: http://www.cakeentertainment.com
About Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in more than 97 million US homes and 160 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service offering the best in original, acquired and classic animated entertainment for kids and families. Overnight from 11 p.m.-6 a.m. (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animation for young adults 18-34. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.