Friday, February 06, 2009

That's All Folks!!! NOW WITH MUSIC!!!


Today will be my last day directing. The past two seasons have been a blast and I can't believe how much everyone likes the show - who woulda thunk.
Mark (Thorny) will continue directing till the end of the season and then a new director will be coming on for 3rd season (which is shaping up to be pretty slick).
As a small thank you, I did a quick and dirty sketch of Duncan's head. It was done in Sketchbook Pro and I just started using the software...so no laughing.
Bye ;)

83 comments:

Anonymous said...

your leaving? the third season wont be the same without you. you have done an amazing job on the show and you will be missed.

Punchneye said...

Very nice. Great job you guys. I don't know about the idea of a third season. It depends who's in it. But it seems like you are stretching it a tiny bit far. Hope there's new people to spice it up-or not. I'll still watch it.

Anonymous said...

You're leaving? Well great job on directing! You'll definitely be missed :) You deserve some sort of reward...

courtney is awsome! said...

u did a great job wuth tdi and tda! bye bye. omg another seasn! TOTAL DRAMA THE MUSICAL!!!!!!!!! EEEEEE

Anonymous said...

R U still gunna work with the show or r u done 4 good?

Anonymous said...

omg yur leaving????? thanks 4 getting TDI/TDA off 2 such a brilliant start, u r an awesome director :D us TDI fans will miss u!!!!
and can't wait 4 the 3rd season, i don't care wut peeps say its still gonna ROCK!!!

Anonymous said...

you're leaving? its gonna be different without you, you did an amazing job on TDI/TDA!

Ace said...

You're leving? Well, I'm sure you've heard this already but, You will be missed.You did a reamarkable job too. You put Cartoon Network in the top 10 for the Network Ratings. And that was all because of that one show. That one show had such a kick, that even if you couldn't stand cartoons, you had to laugh at that show! It's really aweomse and what I'm trying to say is that you've done an Outstanding job on TDI and TDA.

!the ultimate courtney fan! said...

that suxs. i hope it doesnot change now in a bad way. you were an awsome director. i wonder if this means they will use diff characters in the upcoming seasons

Maggie said...

no!! I hope the 3rd season won't be horrible now that your awesomeness is gone :P WE'LL MISS YOUUU!

Melissa said...

That's a really good drawing for just you just starting to use the program. And...

I'LL MISS YOU!!!

tdifanusa said...

you're leaving? :(

Lesley said...

Total Drama Musical... WHAT IF IT IS COMPLETELY RETARDED WITH A NEW DIRECTOR?! *Cries*

mjpink said...

You're leaving?Awwww...You guys have done such a great job with this show.Good luck!

spunkyqueen105 said...

OMG!!! Its sooooo not going to be the same without you! But you did a great job on TDA and TDI!! <3

Thanks for helping TDI and TDA be so awesome! I hope season 3 will be great too though!

Oh..And thanks for the Duncan Sketch!

What is Season 3 going to be called?
Is it Total Drama Musical or something else?
I can't wait!!! <3

Anonymous said...

Awww you guys shouldn't be leaving D: Oh well I'll miss you guys and hopefully the read of the TDI fans will C: .... and what will happen to the blog anyways?
And may I ask... do you guys have ANY clue if they are brining in new characters for the 3rd season? Cause if they do I hope they don't want them to get rid of the old ones. X3

MadiYasha said...

Ahhh! Todddddddd <3

Thanks for all the great work. We'll all miss you so much! 8D

Frank said...

You're leaving? That's truly a shame, you guys were a breath of fresh air in an otherwise stale world of cartoons. I know that you guys wouldn't leave this wonderful show in the hands of just anyone, but... this is a hard pill to swallow. =(

You've done a wonderful thing with these series. Thank you so much for creating it. It reminded me of the cartoons I fell in love with back when I was 12. Total Drama series have been a wonderful show to watch.

Good luck in all your endeavors!
If you happen to come out with a new show, let us know! =)

Roxy said...

Your leaving.... Wow. Its rely a shock how things go sao fast. Anyways Ill miss you being the derectror fro Tdi and I hope that you come to this blog sometimes and tell us stuff. Ayways you were rely awesome with tdi and tda. :(

Anonymous said...

Aaww, I hope the show doesnt change too much, You will be missed.

Anonymous said...

why you leaving you did a great job with both season i cant wait to see the third season

Anonymous said...

So that's it for you Todd, No more TD. Just curious... are to done with Total Drama for good? Or are you just not directing anymore? Well, the time you did work on it was great. :]

Anonymous said...

NO! I am sad you guys are leaving. You did an amazing amazing job. Congrats!!!!!!!

Baylee Was Here said...

Omg ur Leaving?!Ur an Awesome Directer! We'll Miss U!!:-)

Anonymous said...

YOU'RE LEAVING?????? AND SEASON THREE'S ACTUALLY CONFIRMED ??????? Whoa I Think My Brain Exploded (faints on floor).

Anonymous said...

Please and Noah and Heather in your third season!!!!

I hope you still have all the same people and no eliminations THAT WOULD BE TIGHT!!!

Can't friggin WAIT! I man I hope its everything everyone wants it to be

-I love Noah :3

Anonymous said...

WAIT?!? LEAVING??

aw man I hope the new director is just as good!!!

Anonymous said...

Awwww don't leave!!!
The third season won't be the same!!!!
Make sure the new director dose'nt rewin the amazing show!!!!

Alex said...

aw your leavin? Well, you were an awesome director and you'll definalty be missed! you did a fantasic job on tdi and tda. you rock and i can't wait for the 3rd season!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! I hope things change and you can come back

Trish said...

Awh. :(

Won't be the same without you two.

On the bright side, thanks for two amazing seasons (from what I've seen of TDA so far)!

We'll miss ya!

Madiyasha said...

Also, what's with the 5th episode of TDI not being up on Teletoon? O:

Anonymous said...

WHY!? you cant leave its not the same

Dee said...

I'll miss you in the third season! Thanks for everything! Love you! - Dee

tofsilver said...

Well, I hope that you still work on many other great cartoons. You definitely will be missed!

Anonymous said...

will you still be doing this blog??

mjpink said...

Thanks for the Duncan drawing!Even though it's just a rough sketch,it's still good.

Anonymous said...

YOur leaving...... NOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOT THORNY TOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE SHOW WONT BE THE SAME ANYMORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

man, you should stay. Along with thorny and the new director. You guys put the "happy pants" on TDI(whatever that means). You'll be missed. Alot. No really. You will.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe that you're leaving! Thanks for making the show such a success! We'll miss you!!!

Anonymous said...

Aw its sad your leaving but your a great inspiration to millions of people, i seriously want to be in a reality show now! You will be missed Total drama island was the best show ever made I'm serious and tda was good too. Well bye good luck

Anonymous said...

I'm so sad your leaving. Thank you for making an amazing show. You rock!

Castfire said...

...but... you can't go.. :(

You will be missed!!!! (Chris quote heheh)
:( I hope you can work on other cartoons that I become obsessed with...

you were really great!
i hope you will at least still post here..

DuncanFanGirl#1 said...

Why!!! Why!!!! Cant you stay for Total Drama Musical ( the supossed seson 3!?? I just cant imange it without you!!! This SUCKS majorly!!!! Oh.. and one more thing pelease tell Thorny to not change the charecters for Total Drama Muscical!!! it would be SOOO funny and Cute to see Duncan And Courtney singing together!! Am I Right???

Baylee Was Here (again!) said...

I forgot 2 ask somethings
1.Who's the new director
2.Todd, r u goin 2 do something else like do another or what?
:-)Byez!

Cooper said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

PLEASE DON'T LEAVE US!!

HOW MUCH DO YOU WANT? 1MILLION? 2 MILLION?

ANYTHING!

Tiina said...

AWW!! I'm gonna miss you guys! You made the show AWESOME!!! Thank you for TDI/TDA!

Anonymous said...

even when you leave will you still be on the blog?
trentgwen
#1usafan

Anonymous said...

And the award for the greatest director of an amazing cartoon goes to... THORNY!!
you will be missed.

chikinpotato11 said...

You'll be missed, dudes. But you've created a masterpiece enjoyed by millions so that's something to be proud of!

Anonymous said...

the shows not going be funny anymore

Anonymous said...

You're leaving? You did a great job. Thanks for helping with one of my favorite shows! Bye.

Chelsea said...

Aww, you guys are leaving already? Anyways, I'm really gonna miss you guys~! Thank you very, VERY much for making Total Drama Island/Total Drama Action. If it weren't for you guys, what show would I be watching on Saturdays and Sundays? xD Barney and Friends? Well, let's hope season 3 turns out pretty darn well as the 2 other seasons...

Anonymous said...

You will be dearly missed.....and now when my sister asks "Who directs TDI again?" I can't say "Todd and Thorny" I'll have to just say "Thorny." Totally not as cool....

I wish you the best of luck wherever you end up next.

duncanslover said...

AWWWWWW!you did an ah-mazing job! i will miss you Todd!!you have never made me laugh so hard!will you still contribute to the blog though? puh-lease!(gives puppy eyes)

Anonymous said...

were is cody,noah and ezekiel , they were my fave characters, there not in season 2, y did u guys take them out?

Chris said...

Can't wait for season three!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CourtneyRoxMySox said...

OOOOOOOOOOHHH!!! TREEENNT!!!! o, ur name's todd? hahaha, lol, but really...NOOOO!!!!!! U CANT LEAVE!!!!!! WWWWWHHHHHHHYYYYY?!?!?!?! no, really... why are u leaving? r u like retiring? it makes me sad...dont make me sad!!!! sniff, sniff. it wont b the same....Always keep courtney in your mind!!! DONT LEEEEAVE!!!!!!

CourtneyRoxMySox said...

i hav a question bout how cartoon network changes words... do they record the actual people who play them... or do they like cut and past together halves of words and stuff the characters have already said? just wondering...its kinda interesting

Anonymous said...

WHY!!! IT WONT BE THE SAME!!!!!!!!!
we will miss you!
From...
Frankie

Anonymous said...

im gonna miss u guys....oh that was great for a first time...i bet u guys have a lot of fun working on the TDI series,..... WHAT DO DIRECTORS DO FOR CARTOON SHOWS?....ive always wanted to kno that...

Anonymous said...

DON'T LEAVE US!!!!! I CAN'T BELEIVE HOW AMAZING YOU DID!!!!! YOU LEAVING HURTS ME!!!!! THAT REALLY HURT!!! ( that was a Chris quote from when Bridgette hits him with her surfboard on episode 1) why are you leaving?!?!?!?! THANKS ANYWAYS!

Anonymous said...

noo! why u leaving? what should happen to the tdi blog?

Castfire said...

...I...
am going to savor season 2... because that's thorny's last season....

GAWD... THESE NEXT SEASONS WILL JUST...

not be the same... ;(

i bet all the chars are like
"NOOOOO YOU MUST STAY...WE LOVE GETTING DIRECTED BY YOU!"

;(

Anonymous said...

So does this mean the blog is done too??

Adersick said...

Well Mr. Kauffman,
You all did a hardcore job with TDI, reiterating on prior comments- you and the whole team jumped CN back to a place it never could have achieved without your help. If that weren't enough, TDA is shaping up nicely too (sure I'm in the US and probably shoudln't know much about it, but if there's a will, there's a way). Usually a 2nd season loses originality or gets dull, yet TDA keeps true to the title, "Fresh" tv. You and Thorny, along with everyone who made the show have a lot to be proud of. I hope you continue to 'do your thang' as it were, and with any luck we'll get a couple of directors who we're a fraction as awesome as either of you were.

But- just because you're leaving doesn't mean your off the hook entirely.

We'll just say that we, the fans, will take affirmative action should the show take a turn for the worse. Just know that if something truly stupid happens that you and Thorny will be contacted, and the fans will march down to Teletoon and make sure you guys set 'em straight!

Stay hardcore, man. This world, these people, aren't quite done with you yet.

Anonymous said...

Before you guy's leave I have two things too say
1.Thanks for two great seasons.
and
2.Can you plz find it in your heart to plz bring Trent&Gwen backtogether plzzzzz?

Anonymous said...

Why!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You did an awsome job!!!!!!!!!!loved tdi and tea and hope season 3 does well.you will be missed and thank you for 2 years of all the fun and laughter that tdi and tea brought me. Good luck with whatever ur moving on to and remember that u have fans here on this blog always.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for 2 years of entertainment and good luck to whatever your moving on to. We will miss you man.

Anonymous said...

TTTRRREEENNNTTTT!!!!!!NOOOOOOOO!!!!
Why did you guys take him off early?? I wanted to see him go far this season!!! And.....WAHHHHHH!!! Gwen and Trent broke up!! You know what's funny??- well in season 1, when Trent got voted off, it was a SUPER funny episode. And when he got voted off in season 2, it was a SUPER funny episode. I think you guys like taking Trent off in SUPER funny episodes....

Zach said...

Are you serious!? This is bad!

I'll miss you!! It is so sad to see you go. :'(

LeftyFoley03 said...

Pretty awesome if you ask me! I love TDI! I can't wait until season 2!

CourtneyRoxMySox said...

hahahahah!!!! sory, i just wanted to laugh cause u said no laughing...but it really is a nice drawing (sumthing i will never b able to do), and i just couldnt resist laughing. so, GOSH!!! harold...haha. yup... i'll totally miss u todd and thorny!!!

-another penelope child/courtneyroxmysox

Anonymous said...

aw ur leaving i hope this is some type of sick joke

batchloo1 said...

WHY LEAVE... STAY!!! OR MY SIS IS GONNA.. LIKE... DIE!!! Wait.. THAT BE GREAT!!! Anyway... TODD DO NOT LEAVE

Anonymous said...

NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! THIS SHOW ISNT GOING TO BE FUNNY ANYMORE!!!!!!! STICK THE CRAZY TRENT FAN IN YOUR HEAD ( this is the sam girl ) pleeeeeeeease dont leave... u can leave when trent wins a series. thats when you can leave.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for 3rd season!

Samantha said...

na na, na na na na, hey hey good bye! lol. well goodbye.

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Anonymous said...

I love Duncan, he's my 2nd fave character on the show (first fave Courtney).

CRRRAZY Sam said...

i just relized that duncan has a unibrow

The Ultimate LXH fan said...

Thanks for the sketch! You will be missed!
AND btw, could you show how to draw Other campers? (Preferably Leshawna and Harold)

Anonymous said...

Why are you leaving? The show won't be the same without you. :( How do you think the campers will then react in the episode, including Owen? Will there be equal amount of Drama put into it when you're not here?