Phineas and Ferb + The Avengers, Spiderman, and various Marvel Characters – it’s not exactly the kind of crossover that one would expect, but it’s still understandable considering that they are both owned by Disney.
In a recent press release, Disney has announced that production is already starting on an animated adventure titled “Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel”, which will feature characters from the two popular franchises, Phineas and Ferb and Marvel Universe.
Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel is expected to premiere in summer of 2013 on the Disney Channel, and will mark the first ever crossover event for the Marvel heroes and a Disney comedy property. The project will be helmed by Phineas and Ferb creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” with help from Marvel’s creative team.
“Our partnership with Marvel has yielded big returns this year – first with the launch of the Marvel Universe block on Disney XD, and now with production beginning on the Phineas and Ferb / Marvel special. To paraphrase Phineas himself: best year EVER!,” said Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide.
“Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel is an exciting animated special for everyone at Disney and Marvel. Bringing together the worlds of Phineas and Ferb and Marvel’s The Avengers is a ton of fun for fans of both properties,” said Dan Buckley, Publisher & President of the Print, Animation & Digital Divisions, Marvel Worldwide, Inc. “It’s a thrilling opportunity for these two franchises to take advantage of each other in a way that may go beyond this one special. Fans of all ages are in for a very special treat!”
Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel finds several Marvel Superheroes such as Spiderman, Thor, Iron Man, and Hulk visiting Danville after Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s latest “inator” scheme accidentally removes their powers. It is now up to Phineas and Ferb to team up with the depowered heroes in a quest to bring back their powers and defeat several Marvel Super Villains contracted by Dr. Doofenshmirtz, such as the Red Skull, Whiplash, Venom, and M.O.D.O.K.