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Phineas and Ferb to Mix with The Avengers
As if we didn’t have our share of Marvel at the Con this weekend, Disney’s pint-size heroes Phineas and Ferb have also announced that they will be crossing over to the Avengers side. Production is now underway on Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel, an animated project that will assemble characters from the Disney Channel hit show and Marvel’s iconic superheroes Spider-Man and The Avengers.
The special TV event will premiere next summer on Disney Channel and will mark the first crossover animated television special for Marvel and Disney properties. Working closely with Marvel’s creative team, Phineas and Ferb creators and executive producers Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh are designing Marvel’s Super Heroes and Super Villains including Red Skull, Whiplash, Venom and M.O.D.O.K. to fit the Danville world of the Emmy Award-winning series.
“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.
The special finds Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor and Hulk entering Danville after Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s latest “inator” scheme accidentally removes their powers and immobilizes them. It’s up to Phineas and Ferb to team up with the Marvel Super Heroes to help them regain their powers and defeat Marvel Super Villains – Red Skull, Whiplash, Venom and M.O.D.O.K. – who are working together with Dr. Doofenshmirtz to use his power-draining technology to create mayhem.
Phineas and Ferb is shaping up to be TV’s #1 animated series among tweens 9-14 for the fifth consecutive year (1.2 million/4.8 rating) and TV’s #1 animated series in primetime among Kids 6-11 for the fifth consecutive year (1.5 million/6.1 rating).