Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Lookin' for us?

Hey Kids!
If you wanna know what Kauf and I have been up to since leaving Total Drama come on over to our new blog:

It's the OFFICIAL PRODUCTION BLOG for our newest series:
We're happy to be working with the team at Fresh TV again, who are producing the show for
Cartoon Network and Teletoon! 
The BLOG promises to have as much behind the scenes stuff as we think you can handle...
and we have a LOT of faith in you.

See you over there!


Thursday, January 05, 2012

Hello, Goodbye!

Hey Kids!

 Teletoon premiered the first episode of Total Drama Revenge of the Island tonight.
I hope it's as well received as the earlier seasons. It was a weird experience watching it, having had almost nothing to do with this season (I storyboarded half an episode and Todd worked on some of the designs).

The arrival of the new season seems like as good a time as any for our official retirement of the blog.
It's not like we've posted much in the past while .. but it was still nice getting the odd note from people interested in the show.

Thanks for all of your support and interest over the years -- I hope we find the same dedicated and awesome fans for our own shows. To follow what Todd and I are up to with Neptoon hop on over to neptoonstudios.blogspot.com

Keep watching cartoons!!

Sunday, November 06, 2011


Hey Kids!
well here they are ... this year's (postable) entries for what is probably the last Hallowe'en costume contest we'll do.

And the winners are ... 
Best Costume .... ALEJANDRO
Best Jack-o-Lantern ... CODY WITH A KNIFE IN HIS HEAD

Winners: please email me your mailing address and we'll send you your prizes!!

Thanks to everyone who's entered over the years.. especially those who entered this year!


Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Hallowe'en!!

Hey Kids!
Don't forget to send in your TDI costume and pumpkin pics!
Looking forward to seeing what everyone's cooked up.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Hallowe'en Costume contest

Hey Kids!
Not sure what we'll offer up for prizes this year,
but if you wanna send your best TD costume and/or pumpkin pictures to tdiblog@gmail.com
we'll post 'em and pick our favourites.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

And what have YOU been up to?

Hey Kids!
Wondering why we haven't been blogging so much? Why all those questions about TDI have been sitting on the world wide web lonely and unanswered?
Truth is, I'm lazy.

But more than that ... 
Todd and I have been spending most of our free time over the past while creating and developing new animated shows. It's what we do for fun when we're not directing or designing shows created by other people.

Well it turns out what we do for fun... is now our JOB too!
Teletoon has just greenlit Neptoon's first original series:
We're really happy to be teaming up with the folks at Fresh TV to produce this great 1/2 hour comedy to be appearing on your TVs in 2013. (heck who knows, by 2013 you might be watching our shows on the brims of your hats or on the backs of your eyelids ... but I digress)

You can read more about the greenlight and our distribution partner Fremantle Media here.
We'll let you know more about the show soon ... follow Todd and I on Twitter .. I might update there a little more often.

Probably not.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Shirt Sizes

Hey Kids!
I've had a lot of requests for both the Jeopardy and Skull shirts!
I've gone through the lot and here's what we have left:

Jeopardy Question Shirt -- XL (10 left) -- XXL (3 left)
Skull Shirt -- S (2 left) -- XL (2 left)
Sorry we don't have all the sizes -- they were pretty popular items.
Shirts are $25 a piece plus shipping/handling.
We will ship anywhere that Canada Post ships and we accept PayPal only.
order by emailing us:

Friday, September 02, 2011


Hey Kids!
We have a few shirts left over from Fan Expo!
The Skull (as worn by Duncan)
Shirts are $25 each plus shipping and handling payable through PayPal
Email us at tdiblog@gmail.com
Sizes are limited -- so act now!!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Original production art .... wha????

Hey Kids!
Those showing up at FanExpo will get a chance to look at and help "archive" production art from the Total Drama series. Anyone need one of a kind original pencil drawings *with our autographs of the TDA movie lot? the contestants' trailers? or the elimination amphitheater?

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Jeopardy shirts at FanExpo!

We have a very limited number of shirts with the greatest Jeopardy answer of all time! Visit us at FanExpo this weekend to buy yours!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

FAN EXPO 2011 and other stuff...

Wow it's been a long time.
Lot's of great stuff has been happening for Todd and myself at Neptoon these past months, and we'll be able to share lots of news real soon.
From our friends at Fresh we hear that production of season 4 (Total Drama Revenge of the Island) has pretty much wrapped up. To read more details about the show, go to the Cake Entertainment website. For more fun... count the typos on that page ;)

In other news ... FanExpo 2011 is happening this weekend in Toronto! We'll be there with Christian Potenza again to meet with fans of the show and sign stuff. Be sure to come on by and say hello!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Total Drama Jeopardy!!

Thanks Licorice Pencil for finding the clip!!

"Hey Ma! ... I'm a Jeopardy answer!"

Thanks to Wipeout Whale for pointing this out to us. Apparently Total Drama Island was the question for the $1600 Double Jeopardy answer on July 7th's episode. Anyone have this on video?

Funnily enough the category was Animation Nation --- is Potenza writing for Jeopardy now?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Nope, not yet. Sorry guys. I've had nothing but the best intentions of answering all of the great questions you've sent in, but I haven't had the time.
Todd and I have been incredibly busy these past few months working on the development of a few of our own shows. We hope to have some big announcements REAL SOON! In the mean time... take a look at some old designs from season 1: TOTAL DRAMA ISLAND!

Much more to come soon!

Wednesday, April 06, 2011


Hey Kids!
My inbox was full this morning with a lot of really great questions.
Gimme a few days to pull together some images and reference to answer them and I'll start answering them soon!!

Keep the questions coming!


Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Q&A time


Anyone got any production related questions about the Total Drama series?
Ask away and we'll answer.
We don't want questions about who's going to win season 4 or anything like that ... but if there are questions about how the show is animated, recorded, storyboarded, edited etc ....

I'll answer as many as I can -- with photo reference too!

Monday, March 21, 2011


A big
to everyone who came out to see us in Toronto this weekend!
It was a lot of fun meeting new fans and seeing familiar faces. It was great for us to see some of our voice actors get to experience the whole comic con thing too. They were as excited to meet fans as the fans were to meet them. Here are a few pics from the weekend (from various sources)

Someone (with terrific questions BTW) was really excited to see our panel.
A green lantern squirrel who suffered much abuse from our panel.
He's Christian Potenza and he's awesome.
Megan Fahlenbock (TDI's Gwen and 6Teen's Jen) , Stephanie Mills (TDI's Lindsay, Katie and Sidekick's Vanna), Denise Oliver (Sidekick's Kitty Ko)
Brian Froud (Harold) bores Drew Nelson (Duncan) and Scott McCord (Owen and Trent) with his enormous resumé.
An artsy photo of Stephanie Mills meeting our pal August
Stephanie rocking out with her cardboard alter ego

In the trenches signing autographs
Drew and Anime Andy having a good talk
Megan displaying her see-through hand
Drew Todd and Christian
Brian showing the classic "palm up" animation pose
Christian preparing for the panel
Drew, Brian, Scott and Megan waiting to take the dais.
Autograph time!!
As always -- very serious discussions about cartoons
Christian explaining to a couple of fans the ways of the Force.

Total Drama Panel Part 3

Total Drama Panel Part 2

Total Drama Panel Part 1 -- as recorded by our favourite pal shdwstrm

Friday, March 18, 2011

It's Just a Jump to the Left


Here's where you'll find us at the Toronto Comic Con this weekend.
Booth 125-127
Todd and I will be there all weekend along with Christian Potenza
Joining us will be talented voice actors:
Megan Fahlenbock
Brian Froud
Scott McCord
Terry McGurrin
Stephanie Mills
Drew Nelson
Denise Oliver
and co-creator and director of Sidekick -- Joey So.

Hope to see some of you there!