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Genre Children's Game show
Created by Mark J.W. Bishop
Directed by Rae Upton
Presented by Jason Agnew and Matt Chin (Canada)
Dick and Dom (UK)
Kayne Tremills and Scott Tweedie (Australia)
Stacey Harkey and Tori Pence (USA)
Composer(s) Angelo Oddi
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 52 (inc. 1 special)
Executive producer(s) Alan Bishop (challenge producer)
Mark J.W. Bishop
Producer(s) Steve Sloan
Production location(s) Amaranth, Ontario, Canada
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Marblemedia
Distributor Distribution 360
Original network YTV (Canada)
Picture format 16:9 (1080i HDTV)
Original release March 14, 2011 – August 29, 2013
Related shows Wipeout
Splatalot! is a Canadian-British-Australian co-produced medieval-themed physical game show for kids, which premiered in Canada on YTV on March 14, 2011, hosted by Jason Agnew and Matt Chin. The UK and Australian broadcasts of the show used the same filmed footage as the original Canadian show, but with their own local presenters providing commentary. It premiered in the United Kingdom on CBBC on June 13, 2011 with Dick and Dom as hosts and in Australia on ABC3 on November 5, 2011 with Kayne Tremills and Scott Tweedie as hosts. The series was a copy of Wipeout, designed for children's audiences.
Splatalot! was produced by Marblemedia, commissioned as an international co-production by YTV, CBBC and ABC3. It featured a large, extreme obstacle course and three rounds of competition: Cross the Moat, Ditch the Dungeon (Escape the Stockade in the first series), and Capture the Crown. Each episode featured a different group of 12 teenage contestants (known as Attackers) competing against not only the obstacles and the clock, but also the Defenders. The Defenders are an international squad of nine medieval themed gladiators, who are tasked with protecting the castle from the Attackers. The winning Attacker is crowned King or Queen of Splatalot!.
In late 2017, Marblemedia confirmed it was developing a family-oriented revival set to begin shooting in the summer of 2018.
2 The Attackers
3 The Defenders
4 Rounds in Splatalot
4.1 Round 1: Cross the Moat
4.2 Round 2: Ditch the Dungeon (Escape the Stockade in the first season)
4.3 Round 3: Capture the Crown
5.1 Game Stack
5.2 Tour the Castle
5.3 Behind the Defenders
5.4 Highlight Shaker
6.1 Season 1
6.2 Season 2
7 International broadcast
10 External links
The series was produced using a 2.5 acre set built on a 50 acre lot owned by Marblemedia in Amaranth, Ontario, Canada and featured contestants from Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. The company had spent a year collaborating with theme park engineers to design the course. As of 2018, the set sits unused and abandoned.
The first season, consisting of 26 episodes, was shot on location in September and October 2010. On February 3, 2012 the series was renewed for a 26 episode second season. It was shot the following summer.
Contestants, known as "Attackers" were drawn from schools and sports clubs from across Canada, United Kingdom and Australia. They consist of children aged 12 and up. A different group of attackers feature in every episode.
Splatalot! featured a recurring cast of Defenders, consisting of six charismatic young adults. Each episode featured 3 Defenders per round, (but all six on the Final) ensuring that the audiences never sees the same lineup twice. Each Defender has their own unique persona, colour, costume and signature weapon - they work together to incite laughter and most importantly, impede the Attackers until one of them proves that he or she is worthy of the crown of Splatalot!.
In season 2, Knightriss, Shaiden, Ballista, Tinkor, Gildar and Crocness have left the show, but they returned to the screen for the show's American run on BYUtv. Only Kook, Thorne and Skabb remained from season 1, with Madeva, Faetal and Vane coming in as replacements. Gildar appears for The 'Celebrity Splatdown' only to announce his departure from the show, and was mentioned in ‘Teachers Vs Students Splatdown’ and 'Sleepy Scotty (Matty in Canada, Dicky in the UK)'.
The Defenders are:
Thorne (played by Elliott Francis) – An English Warrior. The self-proclaimed bad boy of the group. The Defender who is in a permanent bad mood, brooding and grumbling wherever he roams. With his maniacal mohawk and his blue streaked face, Thorne rarely finds joy in anything, but stopping attackers from claiming the crown. His weapon of choice is a spiked mace. When he is in st