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Or: How Thundercats (2011) was the end of the North American animation/Kids Business (in a way)

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Its Saturday – winter is only a few days away and after that – Christmas on Friday and then – Saturday rolls around again, the next Friday is 2016 and then the first day of the new year – Saturday rolls around again.

But the room is empty.

Children are sleep – or trying to go into lessons of music, art or sport in a what has become a rarity in this late 2015 – frost. Not much snow, not much of a winter. And some on twitter worry that its a bad omen…even those that dont believe in a creator.

Its strange to hear that – those who are my friends on twitter usually are headstrong, racing against those with differing opinions – sometimes in a passive aggressive way, other times for legit reasons, still others to talk in jest, tact etc.

But some say the spirit of Christmas overrides these worries.

They may have been right in a past time – before things changed – some for the better – and some for the worse.

But all changes effect us in many ways.

This year – the Christmas spirit seems to be tempered by the Star Wars machine. And as the new engine of the creation of a “Corporate Safe Space” start in earnest, three films before 2020, many TV series – other animated spots – video games, toys and other trinkets; its more of a cynical promotion of the greatest and most secretive fan fiction ever created.

In any other time – it would have been just one of the many major blockbusters – didn’t effect next weeks numbers or so on. We would have other things to pass the time. But the concept of the “Corporate Safe Space” is much more insidious – it promotes the other products from other companies it competes with as the literal manifestation of evil, and their own product – as the good work – the holy work – the one you turn to when all is lost.

Made simple and plain by this post on twitter:

to people who complain about some movies being too long: do you realize your own garbage life goes on like forever

make good movies last as long as possible. 3 hours, 100 years, forever. put us out of our misery

And Misery loves Company. Its the end as entertainment as a way to relax, and at times to wonder about our human condition, or even to have fun. It now has become a cradle to grave mantra of endless content creation for the content men who via their advertising agencies promote a existence that doesn’t exist in reality.

I could tell other stories. How, why and for what reason things arnt the way it seems anymore. But more often than not – its because people, companies, multi-nationals, educators and even those who were meant to represent us dont. They turn out to be more of a maguffin. A sad fate of madding ideals mixed with the most banal pragmatism.

I just want to focus on us. The fans of animation.

Its hard to deal with but – just because a show has some merit doesn’t mean its good.

We have seen with My Little Pony (and Equestria Girls), Steven Universe – and even the weaker shows such as Regular Show and Gumball – the sense is that they talking above the adults and the children are just asking questions about things that are in the show and they just become so lost. Their fanbases are taken over not just by adults who just love the show by its own merits, but by those who feel the show creates a space where everything else feels lost to them. They didnt develop strength and character even when the show was dark – now as the animated series promote a light hearted fare – it becomes a way to promote all sorts of dank memes and even more politically charged language, and using the concept of sexuality as a way to  ease a man or a womens shadow natures into quiet repose. In the west and most western animation Its a sad, banal attempt to extend ones love of a work of fiction or genre. The east handles this better – and sees it as it is – integration, fashion, technique and embracing the work as is and nothing more or less.

We talk about what happened to Zamii, and the media has done so in many ways. But what people dont realized is that when the creators backed down from comments made by those who wished Zamii dead, it proved to me that nobody knows when to stand their ground and say – enough. It started from the day the Thundercats got canned, to the day that they made the move for Korra, to the issues with Steven Universe and the issues with their fanbase. The Internet given voice, the voice given form and now it has power even over the creators of these shows.

Its because the executives and the fans are from the same economic structure. The creators not only have to cowtow to said executives when it comes to content – which always been a problem for years, now have to deal with the views that has the money. The advertising agencies may aim for most viewers, but we seen now, even despite advertising laws made in order to make sure that children dont become mindless consumers, it just made things worse for all involved.

It has been mentioned before about education and the E/I. I also mentioned about the scandal concerning the lowering of wages and collusion in the theatrical animation sector. Did you know that Ed Catmull  bought a 12 million dollar house? This is after the trial finds out that the Disney board knew about these issues.

Welcome to Poof Poof, Glitter Boots, the force is with us. Netflix is about to spend five Billion dollars on “content creation” while Netflix is overvalued in the stock market by a value of 400X its price. Its the time of complaints of how a animated character looks via the eyes of a fan. Its the time when ratings “dont matter”, its audience share, that # social network outreach, insta connections and all the rest. In a world when ignorance is awarded, all those who run entertainment – and in animation, “create”and manufacture the look and feeling of a inglorious look. Not for satire, not even to make fun of the world – but to create safe spaces that don’t challenge the characters, nor the setting – and most important the viewers.

Increasingly, the Holiday classics take more importance. Years ago, they were apart of a extended program of network kids shows and which many popular shows joined in specials during the weeks leading up to Christmas. Today these holiday specials stand as the guard of a time long  past. For the shows now air on Cartoon Network/ Nick and Disney XD  are now run by feckless creators, some who feel that kowtowing to powers and those that perceive they have power, only hurts the show in the end of the day. They are not creators, they are PR men, propaganda for either a education mandate that doesn’t work, a form of social uplifting of the misfits of the world that doesn’t uplift anything but Pateron accounts and Kickstarter Funds, and content that all dines in the mesh and morrass of pesudo-scarlet letter trigger warnings, slights of political gotcha checks, and all and all out purriance. Its the wonderful world of dung emoji and it been that way since that’s all what the “Corporate Safe Space” will give us.

And in one of the sad ironies of the time, Toys has lost wonder – even Lego uses Japanese culture tropes to sell product. You usually have team ups with diffrent shows in many of a Japanese product – but it doesnt happen in the states…unless you Lego and have more clout than most other franchiser in the kids business.

It even reaches Toonami in a sense. After the announcement that they were bringing back Samurai Jack, Mr Demarco stated he wanted one of the newer Lupin series, Yukyo Mine. Not the best of the Lupin works. But even he was told by the censors he couldn’t. Its strange. Lupin hasnt been apart of American culture – so it becomes to most hardest of sells to even put it on Toonami. Of course he would get Wakfu, but then they are on Netflix.

The fact that a dude who makes Adult Swim money over fist – gets denied a show – while the Creators of the Steven Universe are allowed to get away with everything – and the creators bows down to pressure from people who wish other fans of their show dead, is sad to me. Mine(And Lupin for that matter) isn’t going to cause your network problems, the show you promote next  to the 5th iteration of legendary Looney Toons characters has become more problematic and the fact they don’t see this tells me all i need to know.

They have given up on us. The American people – the American audience. who they feel are too lost in their “common sense” to talk to. We got so many was to view the content – they think its OK to delay shows for months on end. They will watch it again and again, old episodes – six, seven times a week. It will be greater than everything we have done before.

Then the holiday classics come on. The humanity. Coming from puppets, from animation, from the voice overs, the backgrounds. They stood, even when things were being built for children around, and torn down by government edict. Yes, animation is for all.

But at times, the little ones are to be reminded there are things beyond numbers, letters, and such things we as people need to be in the world. They need the journey of the heroes, the power of belief and the joy of overcoming life’s grand trials. And these folks who would easily falter to the hands of those willing to kill don’t understand and never did truly loved the work. They loved the fame, and sold their souls to the oligarchic power structures they trying to fight against and say they are against, but in reality work for them and are in tandem with them.

They are nothing more than the Grinch.

He could be redeemed, but I doubt they can.

Can anybody be redeemed?

Not so.

Thats why these specials, are truly are. They show us were we have fallen – the simple reasons why – and putting complications on it – and excusing it only causes us to lose the plot.

“Baby stuff”, Charlotte said to Virgina there is no Santa.

“Baby stuff”, when those demons said to Zamii when they said to her kill herself – “You know how she looks LIKE!”

But its that spirit of Christmas, that these specials represent show the best of ourselves, the hope in a manger. The hope in a child born in poverty gets the only thing that can get him out of it, a football. The hope in a woman who is homeless – to get 100 bucks from a man, not for favor, but out of his heart and his own reasons. The hope of a man, who after being told after he comes back from war, that the people he fought for calls him names, cishet, warmongerer, etc. That he – suffering from a lost hand, and lost heart and mind, can find a home, an honest job, and finally a smile from a grateful nation.

But for 345 days of the year, America is “We The Spiteful”. It feels more like pity.

We don’t know what we had until its gone.

And these holiday specials remind us every year of what we truly lost, the sense that good will truly win, and hope never truly dies.

They used to be apart of a place children could go.

Now these shows, these specials that only come one time a year, are now the gold standard of the industry.

Its not a popular opinion.

But in the end, the facts remain.

Maybe we adults can never be redeemed.

But Tomorrow isnt not the far away…

And the young must find that tomorrow.

Even if time runs short.

This Saturday and for the foreseeable future of every Saturday, the rooms of the American living room is quiet like the grave…

But its never silent.

Yes, Virgina there is a Santa Claus…

If only they just believe…

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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A Tribute to Phineas and Ferb http://www.toonbarn.com/phineas-and-ferb/tribute-phineas-ferb/ http://www.toonbarn.com/phineas-and-ferb/tribute-phineas-ferb/#respond Thu, 11 Jun 2015 17:16:28 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=55010 Someday, we hope there's a soundtrack compilation that includes every Phineas and Ferb song they ever produced. We're never going to stop singing along with songs like "Squirrel in my Pants", "A-G-L-E-T", "Ain't Got Rhythm", "Busted", "Gitchee Gitchee Goo", "You Snuck Your Way Right Into My Heart", or "Perry the Platypus".

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As “The Last Day of Summer” airs on Friday, June 12th at 9 PM ET, we’ll all be watching to see how Phineas and Ferb, and a gang of characters we’ve grown to love, spend their last day of summer vacation before returning to school for the fall. We have heard that this may be an episode that crosses “Groundhog Day” with “The Langoliers”, which will certainly make it an interesting way to bring back all the characters for one final story. It should be noted that most cartoons never get the chance to “wrap-up” the series into something that gives closure for both the characters in the cartoon and the audience watching it. So, even before we have seen this final episode of the series, “I know what we’re going to do today.” We want to pay tribute to the show that both kids and adults have enjoyed watching together since it debuted in 2007.

Isabella asks her famous question to Phineas

Isabella asks her famous question to Phineas

Dan Povenmire and Swampy Marsh will forever be immortalized as the creators of one of the most engaging, funny, intelligent, and sensational cartoons of the last century. Here’s why: The music grabs you right away with the guitar rifts in the infectious theme song by Bowling for Soup (Today is gonna be a great day)… “There’s 104 days of summer vacation…” and you are prepared to see how Phineas and Ferb will spend their day, and how your next 11 minutes will be a tremendously fun and entertaining ride through Danville, the Tri-State area, and beyond. As Phineas and Ferb get to the point where they have decided their plan for the day, and their sister Candace obsesses over busting her brothers and getting Jeremy’s attention, we just can’t wait to hear Isabella say, “Whatcha doin?” (One of many running gags that make the show fun to watch from episode to episode). Her curiosity may have been driven by her desire to be closer to Phineas, but she solidifies herself as a faithful friend who, along with her Fireside Girls troop, can support any endeavor that Phineas and Ferb can concoct. Baljeet and Buford make up the comedy relief of the supporting friends cast, in a world that is full of comedic characters already.

Disney brings the holiday joy with Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation

The “Where’s Perry?” question always brings us to the ‘Agent P’ subplot of every episode, where Major Monogram and Carl give Perry the Platypus his orders to stop Dr. Doofenshmirtz from terrorizing the Tri-State area with another “-inator” weapon that will spell doom somehow. Agent P gets trapped, escapes, and continues his pursuit of Doofenshmirtz, all while the Phineas and Ferb invention is reaching its peak potential, and we see that there will be a culmination, where the two plots run into each other, usually ending with the “-inator” making the boys invention disappear just in the nick of time to have Candace show her Mom what the boys were doing, only to find it’s gone, and she’s unable to bust them. Agent P manages to destroy the “-inator” and leaves Doofenshmirtz screaming, “Curse you, Perry the Platypus!”, goes back to the boys as Perry the Platypus, and hears, “Oh, there you are, Perry!”

Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across The 2nd Dimension on DVD August 23rd

This can be considered by some to be a formula that the creators used to fashion each episode, and while some detractors will say that it made the episodes ‘stale’, what made fans excited to watch the show WAS the running gags, with all the crazy adventures and accompanying songs that made the ride wonderful. There were times when the formula wasn’t followed. There were times when we were surprised by different things happening than we expected. So, you half knew what to expect, and at the same time, were shown the unexpected. That made the show fresh. And, who can forget the crossover episodes with Marvel and Star Wars?

Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel, coming to Disney Channel this summer

Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel

The music, many would say, was the best part of the show. After seeing the video on YouTube, “Making of the Floor After Floor Song (a.k.a. Keep on Buildin’)”, everyone was able to see how quickly(about an hour) Dan, Swampy, Martin Olsen, and John Colton Barry could come together to write a song for each episode. Then, they would hand it off to Danny Jacob, who would produce an arrangement for the song that weekend. Someday, we hope there’s a soundtrack compilation that includes every Phineas and Ferb song they ever produced. We’re never going to stop singing along with songs like “Squirrel in my Pants”, “A-G-L-E-T”, “Ain’t Got Rhythm”, “Busted”, “Gitchee Gitchee Goo”, “You Snuck Your Way Right Into My Heart”, or “Perry the Platypus”.

Busted Dance

Busted Dance

Despite the constant schedule, churning out more and more Phineas and Ferb episodes, Dan and Swampy, as well as some voice artists and crew, were able to get out and see the fans at Comic-Con International, Disney’s D23 Convention, and they even took a national tour on the Platybus, an Airstream trailer made to look like Perry the Platypus. Always available for an interview, Dan and Swampy and the entire staff even made a video to answer many of the questions that media would ask about the process of making the show, called “We’re Animatin'”. It was a rap parody of an SNL short, called “Lazy Sunday”. It shows you everything you would want to know about how the show is made, in an entertaining rap that is quite funny.

Interview with Phineas and Ferb Composer Danny Jacob

Of course, we wouldn’t be paying a proper tribute if we didn’t thank all the voice actors that made these characters come alive in our living rooms. Here is the main cast for Phineas and Ferb:

PhineasVincent Martella

Phineas – Vincent Martella

FerbThomas Sangster

Ferb – Thomas Sangster

CandaceAshley Tisdale

Candace – Ashley Tisdale

Perry the PlatypusDee Bradley Baker

Perry the Platypus – Dee Bradley Baker

Dr. Heinz DoofenshmirtzDan Povenmire

Dr. Doofenshmirtz – Dan Povenmire

Major MonogramJeff Marsh

Major Monogram – Jeff Marsh

Linda FlynnCaroline Rhea

Linda Flynn – Caroline Rhea

Lawrence FletcherRichard O'Brien

Lawrence Fletcher – Richard O’Brien

IsabellaAlyson Stoner

Isabella – Alyson Stoner

Stacy HiranoKelly Hu

Stacy Hirano – Kelly Hu

JeremyMitchel Musso

Jeremy – Mitchel Musso

BaljeetMaulik Pancholy

Baljeet – Maulik Pancholy

BufordBobby Gaylor

Buford – Bobby Gaylor

Obviously, we know Dan and Swampy are already working on their next animated series, “Mikey Murphy’s Law”. And we are certain that it will be an entertaining ride for fans of all ages, with music and fun and hijinks galore. But wouldn’t it be really cool if there was one final twist in this last episode of Phineas and Ferb?

So, as your watching “The Last Day of Summer”, imagine if the UPS guy came up to Phineas to have him sign a form to accept a shipment of the materials needed for his final invention of the summer, and the UPS guys asks, “Aren’t you a little young to be retiring from TV?”

And Phineas responds, “Yes. Yes I am.”

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The Last Great Kids Show Ends Its Run: Phineas and Ferb to end this summer: http://www.toonbarn.com/phineas-and-ferb/last-great-kids-show-ends-run-phineas-ferb-end-summer/ http://www.toonbarn.com/phineas-and-ferb/last-great-kids-show-ends-run-phineas-ferb-end-summer/#respond Sat, 09 May 2015 04:42:59 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=54693 Phineas and Ferb, the angular brothers who found plenty of adventures in their backyard on Disney XD, will wrap it up June 12 after 126 episodes and well over 104 days of summer vacation. But fear not, fans of their helpful spy Perry the Platypus or bumbling evildoer Dr. Hans Doofenschmirtz: Creators Dan Povenmire, the […]

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Phineas and Ferb, the angular brothers who found plenty of adventures in their backyard on Disney XD, will wrap it up June 12 after 126 episodes and well over 104 days of summer vacation.

But fear not, fans of their helpful spy Perry the Platypus or bumbling evildoer Dr. Hans Doofenschmirtz: Creators Dan Povenmire, the voice of Hans, and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh are creating a new series for the network to debut in 2017.

First, Phineas will get a proper sendoff with a 73-hour marathon of every episode, starting June 9 (8 p.m. ET/PT), that culminates June 12 with series finale “Last Day of Summer.” (A special about Perry and his fellow animal agents, “The O.W.C.A. Files,” is due this fall).

The new series, Mikey Murphy’s Law, centers on Mikey, the “fictional great-great-great-great-grandson” of the namesake for Murphy’s Law, which promises that anything that can go wrong, will.

Phineas premiered in 2007, won three Emmy Awards and for a time, says Disney, citing Nielsen data, was the top-rated animated series among tweens, thanks to multiple cable reruns, which will live on.

From USA Today

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The Music of Phineas and Ferb Highlighted at SDCC 2014 http://www.toonbarn.com/phineas-and-ferb/music-phineas-ferb-highlighted-sdcc-2014/ http://www.toonbarn.com/phineas-and-ferb/music-phineas-ferb-highlighted-sdcc-2014/#respond Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:44:24 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=50610 The Music of Phineas and Ferb Highlighted at SDCC 2014, including an interview with creators Swampy Marsh and Dan Povenmire and Composer Danny Jacob.

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How does music make Disney’s Phineas and Ferb a great cartoon for kids of all ages? That’s a thought-provoking question that will finally see some worthy attention, including a 15-minute interview with Phineas and Ferb Creators Swampy Marsh and Dan Povenmire, as well as Composer Danny Jacob.

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When ToonBarn Head Writer Marc Morrell interviewed Dan and Swampy previously, over the phone, for past articles, it was when Disney was releasing DVDs for The Perry Files or Mission Marvel. This time, Marc met up with Dan, Swampy, AND Composer Danny Jacob in person at San Diego Comic-Con.

The panel these 3 gentlemen were appearing on was the BMI/White Bear PR “The Character of Music” panel on July 25th at SDCC 2014. The completely packed panel included a dynamic discussion on the working relationship between composers, creators and executive producers for some of today’s top cable TV network shows, including A&E, AMC and Disney. The panelist pairings featured composer Chris Bacon and producer Christopher Nelson (A&E’s Bates Motel); composer Paul Haslinger and creator/executive producer Christopher C. Rogers (AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire); and composer Danny Jacob and creators/executive producers Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh (Disney’s Phineas and Ferb). Panel topics also included the role of music as a character in the story and the intense process of scoring television projects. BMI Director, Film/TV Relations Anne Cecere, produces the panel annually and also served as the moderator. The panel was followed by a Q&A, with selected fans receiving exclusive autographed giveaways.

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Before the panel, Marc talked to this amazingly talented trio about the musical components of Phineas and Ferb, the way these processes have changed since the start of the show in 2006, and how musical themes are created, based on characters, setting and context. We also talked about how the Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars special episode differed in the way the music was orchestrated, based on the blending of John Williams’ dramatic score for Star Wars and Danny Jacob’s existing Phineas and Ferb themes.

Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars debuted on the Disney Channel on July 26, 2014 and has had many replays, as well as being available OnDemand from many cable/satellite providers. You can catch this episode as well as other past episodes at WatchDisneyXD.com or the “Watch Disney XD” app on iTunes (IOS) or the Google Play store (Android).

New episodes of Phineas and Ferb debut every Friday at 8 PM ET on Disney Channel. Check local listings.

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Phineas and Ferb Gets Lost http://www.toonbarn.com/phineas-and-ferb/phineas-ferb-gets-lost/ http://www.toonbarn.com/phineas-and-ferb/phineas-ferb-gets-lost/#respond Sun, 24 Aug 2014 20:00:47 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=50089 This coming September 29, the hit animated comedy series Phineas and Ferb will be paying tribute to the iconic ABC series Lost, via an episode written by Lost co-creator and writer Damon Lindeloff. The episode will also feature Lost fan-favorite Terry O’ Quinn as a guest star. Titled “Lost in Danville,” Phineas and Ferb’s Lost […]

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This coming September 29, the hit animated comedy series Phineas and Ferb will be paying tribute to the iconic ABC series Lost, via an episode written by Lost co-creator and writer Damon Lindeloff. The episode will also feature Lost fan-favorite Terry O’ Quinn as a guest star.

Titled “Lost in Danville,” Phineas and Ferb’s Lost tribute episode will also feature the voices of Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle) and Rob Morrow (Numb3rs). The episode will air on Sept 29 at 7:30 pm ET/PT on Disney XD.

The official synopsis of the episode:

“A mysterious locked capsule falls into Phineas and Ferb’s back yard and they struggle to open it, only to discover they have unleashed something they cannot control. Meanwhile, Perry learns that Dr. Doofenshmirtz has been abducted and tracks him to Seattle where another evil scientist Professor Mystery has his own sinister plan. Terry O’Quinn voices Professor Mystery, with Jane Kaczmarek and Rob Morrow as capsule inhabitants Denise and Bernie.”

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The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart to Guest on Phineas and Ferb http://www.toonbarn.com/phineas-and-ferb/daily-shows-jon-stewart-guest-phineas-ferb/ http://www.toonbarn.com/phineas-and-ferb/daily-shows-jon-stewart-guest-phineas-ferb/#respond Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:00:08 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=49074 Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh’s extremely popular animated comedy series Phineas and Ferb will be adding another popular – and unlikely – name to its list of guest stars: The Daily Show’s host, Jon Stewart. The episode is titled “The Klimpaloon Ultimatum,” and is scheduled to air on July 7, 10:30 AM ET/PT on […]

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Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh’s extremely popular animated comedy series Phineas and Ferb will be adding another popular – and unlikely – name to its list of guest stars: The Daily Show’s host, Jon Stewart. The episode is titled “The Klimpaloon Ultimatum,” and is scheduled to air on July 7, 10:30 AM ET/PT on the Disney Channel.

The official synopsis of the episode:

“Love Händel’s song ‘The Ballad of Klimpaloon’ is nominated for ‘Best Fact-Based Song’ at the Tristies, the tri-state area’s music award show sponsored by Random Swimwear. But when the existence of the magical, human-like bathing suit Klimpaloon is questioned, Phineas, Ferb and the gang must travel to the Himalayas to prove his existence and validate Love Händel’s nomination. Guest starring is Jon Stewart as Mr. Random, President of Random Swimwear.”

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Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars to Premiere in July http://www.toonbarn.com/star-wars/phineas-ferb-star-wars-premiere-july/ http://www.toonbarn.com/star-wars/phineas-ferb-star-wars-premiere-july/#respond Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:00:17 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=48708 This coming July 26, Saturday, at 9:00 – 10:00 pm ET/PT on the Disney Channel, Phineas, Ferb, and the rest of the gang will be meeting Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D, and other iconic star wars characters in the brand new television special titled “Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars.” […]

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This coming July 26, Saturday, at 9:00 – 10:00 pm ET/PT on the Disney Channel, Phineas, Ferb, and the rest of the gang will be meeting Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D, and other iconic star wars characters in the brand new television special titled “Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars.”

Avid Star Wars fans and “Phineas and Ferb” creators/executive producers, Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh make cameos as themselves in the animated special.

If July 26 is too much of a wait, you can get your first look at this landmark crossover if you are a verified user on WATCH Disney Channel. Starting on Saturday, July 19, you will be treated to a first ook at Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars via the service. The Phineas and Ferb: TV special will also be presented during a night of Star Wars-themed programming on Disney XD on Monday, August 4 at 7:30 pm ET/PT. Fans of the Star Wars franchise need to tune in because there will also be an extended first look at the highly-anticipated spin-off series, Star Wars Rebels.

The official synopsis from Disney:

In “Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars,” Phineas and Ferb are living just one moisture farm over from Luke Skywalker on the planet of Tatooine when R2-D2 and the Death Star plans inadvertently fall into their speeder. With the fate of the galaxy thrust upon their shoulders, they hire pilot Isabella, Han Solo’s rival, to help them return the plans to the Rebel Alliance. Complicating matters, low-ranking Stormtrooper Candace is intent on busting the Rebels and chases them across the galaxy in hopes of retrieving the Death Star plans.

Meanwhile, intergalactic chaos erupts on the Death Star when Perry the Rebelpus is trapped in carbonite while trying to stop Darthenshmirtz from using his new “Sith-inator.” The saga takes a turn for the worse when Ferb is accidentally caught in the crossfire of the “Sith-inator,” changing him into a full-fledged Sith and leading to an epic first-time battle between the brothers.

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Talk Show legend Jay Leno will be serving as a guest voice actor to the upcoming Phineas and Ferb one-hour special, Phineas and Ferb Save Summer, which premieres this coming June 9 at 10 AM on Disney XD.

In Phineas and Ferb Save Summer, Jay Leno will be lending his voice to the character Colonel Contraction, who is Major Monogram’s boss. The special has Phineas, Ferb, and the gang hosting a global summer concert, which coincides with Doofenshmirtz’s latest “-inator” invention moving the Earth, which puts summer itself in jeopardy.

Phineas and Ferb Save Summer will also be available on WATCH Disney XD for verified users online, on smart phones, and on tablets starting on Friday, May 23.

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Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel debuts tonight at 8 PM ET on Disney Channel

Phineas And Ferb: Mission Marvel is a special 1-hour episode which airs tonight (Friday, August 16), at 8 PM ET on Disney Channel. This is the first crossover between the Phineas and Ferb characters and the Marvel Superheroes. If you want to know why Captain America is missing, and Spiderman is on the team, it all has to do with Phineas and Ferb creators Dan Povenmire and Swampy Marsh playing favorites. They like Spiderman. Captain America… not so much. I think we all agree Spidey has more opportunity for hilarious one-liners than Cap.

According to Dan Povenmire, the challenge for this crossover, or any crossover for that matter, is pleasing fans of both camps. He has talked about it in interviews leading up to tonight’s debut on Disney Channel. Doing something Marvel fans may think is cheesy or violates the characters would make fans upset. It had to work for both sides. We had a chance to see the episode on the Disney Channel iPad app, and we think it works perfectly.

Mission Marvel brings superheroes Spiderman (Drake Bell), Iron Man (Adrian Pasdar), Thor (Travis Willingham), and the Hulk (Fred Tatasciore) to the town of Danville, home of summer project inventors Phineas (Vincent Martella) and step-brother Ferb (Thomas Sangster). Doofenshmirtz Evil Inc.’s Dr. Doofenshmirtz (Povenmire) is thwarted by the boys’ pet Perry the Platypus once again (Curse you, Perry the Platypus!). Despite being smashed by Perry, Doof’s “Power Drain-inator” fires a misplaced shot, bouncing off Phineas and Ferb’s Homemade Space Station and taking away the powers of the Marvel superheroes in New York City. Marvel villains Red Skull (Liam O’Brien), Venom (Danny Trejo), Whiplash (Peter Stormare), and M.O.D.O.K. (Charlie Adler) decide to find Doofenshmirtz (the source of the heroes’ Power drain) and begin running amok in Danville.

Meanwhile, the superheroes track down Phineas and Ferb and after some misfires on getting their powers back, the boys and their friends (and Agent P, in a new superhero costume) rally to help the good guys. Co-creator Swampy Marsh says it was a challenge to use the Marvel characters, with each one having his own set of rules. Povenmire and Marsh had some funny discussions about all the little details that entail each character, like the one about lifting Thor’s mystical hammer, Mjölnir. Apparently, the key to wielding Mjölnir is if you are worthy, and all of Thor’s powers, like flying and creating lightning can only be accomplished while holding the hammer.

Disney isn’t stopping with the Marvel crossover. They are working on their next crossover project, Phineas And Ferb: Star Wars, with a tentative release of summer of 2014. ToonBarn was at San Diego Comic-Con on July 19 when Dan Povenmire made the stunning announcement that fired up the crowd at the Phineas and Ferb panel. They were talking about Mission Marvel being “one of the best they’ve done”, and it didn’t take long for them to try and top it. Here’s the video for that announcement:

Don’t forget to watch Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel, tonight at 8 PM ET on Disney Channel. This episode will also be availble on Disney XD, on August 25.

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Phineas and Ferb to Visit a Galaxy Far, Far Away http://www.toonbarn.com/phineas-and-ferb/phineas-ferb-visit-galaxy-far/ http://www.toonbarn.com/phineas-and-ferb/phineas-ferb-visit-galaxy-far/#respond Sun, 21 Jul 2013 09:00:59 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=41091 By now, fans of Disney’s hit animated comedy series Phineas and Ferb have already watched (and enjoyed! like we did) their crossover special with Marvel via summer’s Mission Marvel, but we all better get ready for another inter-franchise crossover, as series creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh have announced at the recent Comic-Con that […]

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By now, fans of Disney’s hit animated comedy series Phineas and Ferb have already watched (and enjoyed! like we did) their crossover special with Marvel via summer’s Mission Marvel, but we all better get ready for another inter-franchise crossover, as series creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh have announced at the recent Comic-Con that Phineas and Ferb, along with Perry, will be transported to the world of Star Wars in a brand-spanking new adventure slated for a 2014 premiere on Disney and Disney XD.

“May The ‘Ferb’ Be With You and with all of us who for decades have dreamt of a chance to work with the great characters and stories of Star Wars,” Povenmire said during the reveal.

The episode will put Phineas and Ferb in the role of Luke Skywalker’s neighbors on Tatooine, where they find their quite life interrupted as they are thrust into an intergalactic rebellion, where the plans for blowing up a certain planet-sized warship accidentally falls into their hands. What makes things worse is Candace, who is on a mission to bust them in hopes of retrieving the plans.

The voice cast will include Vincent Martella as Phineas Flynn, Ashley Tisdale as Candace Flynn, Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Ferb Fletcher, Caroline Rhea as mom Linda Flynn-Fletcher, Richard O’Brien as dad Lawrence Fletcher, Dee Bradley Baker as Perry the Platypus, Alyson Stoner as Isabella, Maulik Pancholy as Baljeet, Bobby Gaylor as Buford, Jeff “Swampy” Marsh as Major Monogram and Emmy Award-winning Dan Povenmire as Darth Enshmirtz.

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New Trailer for Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel http://www.toonbarn.com/phineas-and-ferb/trailer-phineas-ferb-mission-marvel/ http://www.toonbarn.com/phineas-and-ferb/trailer-phineas-ferb-mission-marvel/#respond Mon, 10 Jun 2013 07:00:41 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=40270 Phineas and Ferb doesn’t really seem like the kind of show that Marvel’s superheroes would visit as part of an official crossover, but with Disney being owners of Marvel, and with Marvel Superhero Squad showing that the franchise has legs as a kid-oriented comedy show, you sort of understand how it could work. Case in […]

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Phineas and Ferb doesn’t really seem like the kind of show that Marvel’s superheroes would visit as part of an official crossover, but with Disney being owners of Marvel, and with Marvel Superhero Squad showing that the franchise has legs as a kid-oriented comedy show, you sort of understand how it could work. Case in point: the big Mission Marvel crossover special, which premieres this summer.

Mission Marvel is described as an “epic television event” that finds Marvel heroes like Iron-Man, Spider-Man, Thor, and Hulk visiting Danville on official business after Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s latest “inator” scheme manages to remove all of their powers. It is then up to Phineas and Ferb to team up with the now depowered Marvel Super Heroes in order to regain what powers were lost, and also to defeat several Marvel Super Villains who are helping Dr. Doofenshmirtz, such as Red Skull, Whiplash, Venom, and M.O.D.O.K.

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Update! Phineas and Ferb: Animal Agents DVD Giveaway has a Winner! http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/toonbarn-contest-phineas-ferb-animal-agents-dvd-giveaway/ http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/toonbarn-contest-phineas-ferb-animal-agents-dvd-giveaway/#comments Wed, 13 Mar 2013 04:05:29 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=38168 UPDATE: Our winner has been picked! Congratulations to Robert S.! A brand new Phineas and Ferb: Animal Agents DVD is on it’s way to you, Robert! Thank you to everyone who entered the contest. Check out ToonBarn for more giveaways in the future. Welcome to another terrific ToonBarn Contest! Our friends at Disney have supplied […]

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UPDATE: Our winner has been picked! Congratulations to Robert S.! A brand new Phineas and Ferb: Animal Agents DVD is on it’s way to you, Robert! Thank you to everyone who entered the contest. Check out ToonBarn for more giveaways in the future.

Welcome to another terrific ToonBarn Contest! Our friends at Disney have supplied us with a copy of Phineas and Ferb: Animal Agents on DVD and we want one of you to have it… for FREE! In case you haven’t seen our preview story on this DVD or the Interview we had with Dan Povenmire and Swampy Marsh, the Creators of Phineas and Ferb, here are those links for you to catch up on those stories:

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In order to win this DVD, we are trying something new here at ToonBarn: a contest generator called Rafflecopter. It allows you to get more than 1 chance to win by sharing the story with all of your friends. The more you share, the greater your chance to win. Just in case, to insure that we get your entry, could you please comment below by telling us which Animal Agent of the OWCA is your favorite on Phineas and Ferb, and we’d like to know why that Agent is better in your eyes.

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Good luck everyone! Keep coming back each day to get more entries from the Rafflecopter Contest Entry generator. This contest will close on Wednesday, March 20, at 11:59 PM. That gives you one week to get your entries in.

We’ll announce the winner next week… on ToonBarn.

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Phineas and Ferb: Animal Agents DVD Review

Tomorrow is the official release of Phineas and Ferb: Animal Agents on DVD, and ToonBarn has reviewed it for you. If you are a Phineas and Ferb fan, your decision to purchase or not purchase this DVD is an easy one. Go get it, and add these episodes to your library!

Alright, for those of you still on the pro-“Ferb”-ial fence, let’s give you a review of the whole package. Phineas and Ferb: Animal Agents is a collection of episodes that feature all of the different Agents of the OWCA (Organization Without A Cool Acronym). These Agents are all animals like Perry the Platypus, that also lead double lives as mild-mannered pets. For instance, Pinky the Chihuahua, who is Isabella’s pet, also doubles as an OWCA Agent. Each of these Animal Agents also have their own evil nemesis counterpart, the same way Perry has Doofenshmirtz.

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Phineas and Ferb: Animal Agents DVD

Here is a list of the episodes you will see on Phineas and Ferb: Animal Agents:

    “Journey to the Center of Candace”
    “Traffic Jam Caper”
    “Bowl-R-Rama Drama”
    “Vanessasary Roughness”
    “Isabella and The Temple of Sap”
    “Cheer Up Candace”
    “Robot Rodeo”
    “Lotsa Latkes”
    “Agent Doof”
    “Where’s Perry, Part 1”
    “Where’s Perry, Part 2”
    “What’d I Miss?”

The bonus features include several episodes of Phineas and Ferb: Take Two, which has our heroes playing the Space Ghost role, conducting short, little interviews with celebrities like:

    Cedric the Entertainer
    David Beckham
    Jason Segel
    Miss Piggy

and more…

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You also get an additional bonus with this DVD: The OWCA Spy Kit, which includes:

    1. A set of OWCA Spy Binoculars (they really work!)
    2. Your own OWCA ID Badge, making you an official Agent!

    3. A set of Animal Agent Trading Cards, with pics and descriptions of each Agent

    4. Offical OWCA stationary with OWCA letterhead

Disc Specifications for Phineas and Ferb: Animal Agents:

Suggested Retail Price: $19.99
Rating: TV-G in U.S. and PG in Canada
Feature Run Time: Approximately 155 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1/Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround Sound
Languages: English, French, and Spanish language tracks (episodes only)

And the worm goes... (dead silence).

And the worm goes… (dead silence).

If you don’t want to miss Doofenshmirtz’s daughter, Vanessa, giving Ferb a kiss on the cheek, or finding out how often Isabella daydreams about riding on rainbows with Phineas, then don’t miss the episodes on this DVD. You’ll soon find yourself singing along with the “The Fireside Girls Song” (which isn’t too terribly long!), or “Mix and Mingle Machine”, or even an unconventional Carl the Intern’s version of “Evil for Extra Credit”. There’s even a rare nighttime episode that shows what happens when Agent Perry borrows Norm the Robot from Dr. Doofenshmirtz to protect the secrecy of the OWCA.

These episodes wouldn’t be possible without the incredible voice talents from the Phineas and Ferb Cast:

Vincent Martella (TV’s “Everybody Hates Chris”) as voice of Phineas
Thomas Brodie-Sangster ( “Nanny McPhee”) as voice of Ferb
Ashley Tisdale (“Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure”) as voice of Candace
Alyson Stoner (“Step Up 3D,” “Camp Rock 1 & 2”) as voice of Isabella
Caroline Rhea (TV’s “The Suite Life of Zach and Cody”) as voice of Mom
Dan Povenmire as voice of Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz

If you didn’t see it last week, we interviewed the fantastic Creators & Executive Producers of Phineas and Ferb:

Jeff “Swampy” Marsh & Dan Povenmire

You can catch that interview here:

Phineas and Ferb Creators’ Dan Povenmire and Swampy Marsh

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The next Phineas and Ferb DVD release is coming to stores this Tuesday, February 26, 2013. It’s called Phineas and Ferb: Animal Agents, and as you can guess from the name, it features episodes where animals other than a famous green platypus are foiling the evil plots of their villain counterparts. This DVD includes the special 2-part episode, Where’s Perry?

Phineas and Ferb: Animal Agents DVD

Phineas and Ferb: Animal Agents DVD

We will be giving you a full review of the DVD on Monday, to prepare you for what you can expect when you purchase your own copy on Tuesday.

ToonBarn has once again been given the awesome opportunity to speak with Phineas and Ferb’s creators, Dan Povenmire and Swampy Marsh. You may recall we spoke with them last year, when The Perry Files DVD was released. If you didn’t get a chance to see that interview, you can catch it here:

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ToonBarn’s Marc Morrell spoke with Dan Povenmire and Swampy Marsh recently, and here’s that conversation:

Marc: In the episode, Isabella and the Temple of Sap (which is on the Animal Agents DVD), Phineas, Ferb, and Perry all have just cameo roles, and both Dr. Doofenshmirtz and Major Monogram were left out completely. Will there be other episodes with limited roles for the main characters, like this one?

Dan: We will do it again, in fact, I think we have one coming up.

Swampy: As long as we’re getting laughs, we’re good.

Isabella and The Temple of Sap: Isabella and the Fireside Girls reach the Old Abandoned Amusement Park

Isabella and The Temple of Sap: Isabella and the Fireside Girls reach the Old Abandoned Amusement Park

Dan: The real thought behind that episode is that we’re pairing two 11-minute episodes together, and we wanted to do two 11-minutes that took place at the same time. In one episode, Isabella would go off and do something, and in the next episode we would see what it is that she went through to do this little thing for Phineas. So, it just necessarily excluded most of the other characters from it. We actually have one this season with exactly the same thing, 2 episodes that take place at exactly the same time. One 11-minute follows the other. I think it’s called “B” Day. We finished it, but we have two that are very much like that.

Marc: Will it be focusing on minor characters again?

Dan: They’re both focusing on Isabella and the Fireside Girls. And we have one that is focused entirely on the delivery man.

Swampy: It’s called Delivery of Destiny.

Dan: Paul, the delivery man, was played by Christian Slater. He came and delivered something to Phineas and Ferb, and then we just followed him on his day. So, all the other characters have very minor parts.

Marc: Oh, that’s really cool.

Dan: Yeah, it’s fun to sort of shake it up and tell different kinds of stories.

Marc: Alright, so when you guys are in the writers’ room, and you’re deciding which animal will be the next OWCA Agent, is there any animal that’s been turned down, like “there’s no way that would work”?

Dan: Ha, ha, ha.

Swampy: I don’t think we’ve said, “No”. We have a whale and…

Dan: … a rhinoceros…

Swampy: … a Gnu…

Agent T notifies the OWCA he found Candace on Phineas and Ferb

Agent T notifies the OWCA he found Candace on Phineas and Ferb

Dan: Yeah, we’ve done a whale, a rhinoceros, and I think we’ve done an elephant.

Swampy: We’ve even done a snail.

Dan: Yes, so… “No”, we haven’t turned anybody down yet.

Swampy (in the voice of Major Monogram): The OWCA is an equal opportunity employer. There is no animal we will not consider for Agent status.

Marc: That’s great!

Marc: Ok, the last time we talked I asked if it was OK to show the “Animatin’ Rap” video you guys made to show how Phineas and Ferb episodes are made.

Dan: And… did that work?

Marc: Yes, it worked out great. In fact, there was a question that a reader (Christian) had posted about where they might be able to see a video showing Dee Bradley Baker performing the voice of Perry the Platypus “LIVE”, so they could see how he does it.

Dan: He’s actually a vampire that doesn’t show up on film. So,…

Swampy: We assumed everybody knew that.

Dan: It’s strange, I don’t think we’ve ever videotaped him doing that.

Swampy: Not to my knowledge.

Dan: You know what, if they search for the Comic Con panels, the Phineas and Ferb Comic Con Panels on YouTube, usually there’s somebody videotaping there, and he has done it in front of an audience. If they just want proof that he can do it, there’s proof there. It’s a weird thing to watch him do it.

Marc: I also think there was an interview once when you were doing the Phineas and Ferb national tour with Dee Bradley Baker doing Perry’s voice in front of the Platybus.

Dan: Yes, in New York, there’s that one too.

Marc: Would we be able to post the “Making of Video” for your 1-hour process for writing a song for an episode?

Dan: Yeah, it’s OK with us.

Swampy: And I think it has been posted. I re-shared it (on Twitter), ’cause someone else had posted it. I saw the link, so I re-shared it.

Dan: You know, we’re not lawyers…

Marc: Ha, ha, ha.

Dan: So, it’s perfectly OK with us.

You heard them. From the DVD Extras on “A Very Perry Christmas”, here is the “Making of the Floor After Floor Song (a.k.a. Keep on Buildin’)”:

Marc: Switching gears here. The Phineas and Ferb crossover episode, “Mission Marvel”, is coming out this summer. Is there a chance we might be able to get a preview?

Dan: Well, not yet. Because it’s not all finished. But, we’ll see what we can do. It turned out really good. I am so happy with where we are on it. I think it’s going to one of our best episodes of the year. I feel like it’s a really good Phineas episode, and at the same time, it’s a really good Marvel episode. I think it just turned out great.

Swampy: They did a brief trailer of it, but they’re probably going to ask us as soon as we get footage back to cut something into a promo they can use. We haven’t done it yet.

Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel, coming to Disney Channel this summer

Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel, coming to Disney Channel this summer

Marc (tongue-in-cheek): Will there be a pretty strong promotional push for this one?

Dan: I’m assuming so.

Swampy: I don’t think we’re going to promote that at all.

Dan: You don’t think so?

Swampy: Noooo….

Dan: You don’t think they want those ratings?

Swampy: Nooooo.

Marc: Ha, ha, ha.

Dan: You’re probably right. They’ll probably just sneak it on the air at 4 in the morning.

Swampy: The other departments and all the executives, it’s amazing. Every place we go at Disney events, we have people come up to us and say, “Oh my God, I saw the Marvel thing… it’s AMAZING! I can’t believe it!” That’s really good.

Dan: It’s almost like they had been expecting it NOT to be good. (Both laughing) It was like they always had this surprised look, “Oh my God, it was so good!”

Swampy: “We thought it was going to suck!”

Marc: Last question – on Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s Daily Dirt (a YouTube series), you recently talked about Bacon and Honey Boo-Boo. I was wondering what are your true thoughts on Bacon?

Dan (in Doofenshmirtz’s voice): You know, I have Bacon every morning, but I have Turkey Bacon, because I don’t like all that fat. I like my Bacon more lean.

Dan (back to his real voice): So, that’s a true story.

We want to thank Dan Povenmire and Swampy Marsh for spending some time with us again. We are looking forward to more Phineas and Ferb episodes for this season, the next being “Sidetracked” on The Disney Channel, March 1 at 9:30 PM, and on Disney XD, Saturday, March 2, at 8 AM, with a Special Platypus Day, as well as “Mission Marvel” this summer, which crosses the Phineas and Ferb Universe with the Marvel Universe.

Also, look for our full preview of the Phineas and Ferb DVD: Animal Agents coming on Monday… on ToonBarn.

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Phineas and Ferb: Animal Agents Launches this Month on DVD http://www.toonbarn.com/phineas-and-ferb/phineas-ferb-animal-agents-launches-month-dvd/ http://www.toonbarn.com/phineas-and-ferb/phineas-ferb-animal-agents-launches-month-dvd/#respond Thu, 07 Feb 2013 10:00:06 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=37526 Fans of the hit animated comedy series Phineas and Ferb should get ready for the release of Phineas and Ferb: Animal Agents this coming February 26 via DVD format. The set comes with 12 action-and-hilarity-packed episodes, as well as an activity spy kit. Executive produced by creators Jeff “Swampy” Marsh and Dan Povenmire, Phineas and […]

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Fans of the hit animated comedy series Phineas and Ferb should get ready for the release of Phineas and Ferb: Animal Agents this coming February 26 via DVD format. The set comes with 12 action-and-hilarity-packed episodes, as well as an activity spy kit.

Executive produced by creators Jeff “Swampy” Marsh and Dan Povenmire, Phineas and Ferb: Animal Agents follows Perry the Platypus – a.k.a. Agent P – and his fellow operatives of O.W.C.A. (Organization Without a Cool Acronym) as they join forces in order to thwart Dr. Doofenshmirtz and his dastardly “Inators.” The DVD is packed to the seams with over two hours worth of animated animal-themed adventures, such as the exciting, two-part “Phineas and Ferb” cliffhanger “Where’s Perry”.

“Phineas and Ferb: Animal Agents” also includes a cool activity spy kit complete with a set of paper binoculars, trading cards and an O.W.C.A. I.D. Badge.

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