Disney Brings ‘Phineas and Ferb’ Back to Life with Original Co-Creator Dan Povenmire
Disney is relaunching its hit animated series, Phineas and Ferbofficially for the small screen as co-creator Dan Povenmire strikes a deal with the company, per The variety.
The animated series originally aired on Disney Channel from 2008 to 2012 before a new batch of episodes debuted on Disney XD. In the animated show, Phineas and Ferb are two resourceful half-brothers who overcome boredom and make every summer vacation day count, often much to the chagrin of their sister Candace.
According to the outlet, 40 new episodes of the iconic anime series will be produced, which will be split into two seasons. The announcement was made by Ayo Davis, President of Disney Branded Television, during the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour. As part of the deal, Povenmire’s newest show “Hamster & Gretel” will also return for a second season.
“Dan is renowned for his ability to craft universally loved stories and characters with both heart and humor,” Davis said. “We couldn’t be happier to continue our collaboration with him and bring back the iconic Phineas and Ferb in a big way.”
“It has been the greatest pleasure of my career to see how an entire generation of children and parents have embraced the characters and humor of Phineas and Ferbsaid Povenmire, who also voices Dr. Heinz Doofenschmirtz on the show. “I can’t wait to dive back into the show for them and for a whole new generation.”
Moreover, The variety reported that according to a source, talks are underway to have executive producer Jeff “Swampy” Marsh return for the new episodes. It’s also unclear when the series will air, but Disney Branded TV is currently producing shows on Disney Channel, Disney+, Disney Junior, and Disney XD.