Disney Branded Television announced at the TCA Winter 2023 press event this week that it has ordered a revival of “Phineas and Ferb” from original series creator Dan Povenmire.
Povenmire has signed a new overall deal with Disney that includes an order for 40 new episodes of the iconic animated series. It also includes a second season of his latest Disney Channel series, “Hamster & Gretel.”
Ayo Davis, president of Disney Branded Television, said during the announcement that the 40 episodes would be split up into two seasons.
“Dan is renowned for his ability to create universally beloved stories and characters with both heart and humor,” said Davis. “We couldn’t be happier to continue our collaboration with him and bring back the iconic ‘Phineas and Ferb’ in a big way.”
Davis didn’t state where the revived series would air, but the original series aired on both the Disney Channel, and Disney XD. There is also a strong possibility they could end up on Disney+.
It also hasn’t been confirmed whether the original voice cast will return for the revival, though many of them did return for a 2020 movie, so it’s entirely possible.
“Phineas and Ferb” are Phineas Flynn and Ferb Fletcher, two resourceful stepbrothers who conquer boredom and make every day of summer vacation count, often to the chagrin of their sister Candace. Often these adventures involve elaborate, life-sized, and ostensibly dangerous construction projects.
The series included running gags that occur in every episode, and the subplot almost always featured Phineas and Ferb’s pet platypus Perry working as a spy named “Agent P” for the O.W.C.A. (Organization Without a Cool Acronym) to defeat the latest scheme of Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz, a mad scientist driven largely by a need to assert his evilness.
The series first aired in August 2007, and ran for four seasons between then and June 2015.
There were three crossovers, including “Mission Marvel” and “Star Wars,” along with four movies, the last being “Candace Against the Universe” in August 2020.
All four original seasons and the films are currently available on Disney+.
Perry also inspired “Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure” at EPCOT, a family-friendly scavenger hunt that ran from 2012 to 2020 at Walt Disney World. It was recently replaced with “DuckTales World Showcase Adventure” on Dec. 16, 2022.
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