“Phineas and Ferb” Revival is commissioned by Disney Brand Television
As part of an overall deal between Dan Povenmire and Disney, the revival is being produced for two seasons.
I know what we’re going to do this year: watch more Phineas and Ferb. The popular Disney Channel animated series will be renewed for 40 episodes, it was announced on Friday at the Disney Branded Television TCA winter press tour.
The series returns as part of creator Dan Povenmire’s new deal with Disney Branded Television, which also includes a Season 2 renewal of Povenmire’s “Hamster and Gretel.” Forty episodes of the series have been ordered, which will be divided into two seasons. It is not yet clear whether the series will return to the Disney Channel, spinoff channel Disney XD, or Disney+, where the spinoff Candace Against the Universe premiered in 2020.
Ayo Davis, president of Disney Branded Television, said: “Dan is known for his ability to create beloved stories and characters with heart and humor. “We couldn’t be happier to continue working with him and bring back the iconic ‘Phineas and Ferb’ in a big way.”
“Phineas and Ferb” premiered in 2007 and ran on Disney Channel and Disney XD until 2015. A total of 129 half-hour episodes were produced (a total of 229 separate 15-minute episodes). The series centers on the title characters (played by Vincent Martella and Thomas Brodie-Sangster in the original series), two stepsiblings with brilliant inventions who decide to go on an adventure every day of their summer vacation – despite their older sister Candace Ashley Tisdale) seeks to “break” them and reveal their exploits to their mother. Each episode also includes a subplot focusing on Perry the Platypus (Dee Bradley Baker), the children’s favorite platypus, who is secretly a super-spy in a battle against Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz (Povenmire), a scientist trying to rule the entire Tri-State. area.
The animated series was a huge success during its initial run, becoming the highest-rated series in Disney history among children ages 6-11 and 9-14. It won five Emmy Awards during its run and received positive reception for its humor, animation, and various musical numbers. In addition to Candace Saves the Universe, the 2011 film “Across the 2nd Dimension” was born.
“Seeing an entire generation of children and parents embrace the characters and humor of ‘Phineas and Ferb’ has been one of the greatest joys of my career,” Povenmire said in a statement. “I’m excited to bring the show back to them and a whole new generation.”
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