Disney revives Phineas and Ferb with Dan Povenmire

The writer/animator has signed an overall deal with Disney Branded TV that includes two new seasons of his vintage animated series and a renewal for Hamster & Gretel.
January 16, 2023

Disney Branded TV has inked a new overall deal with writer/animator Dan Povenmire that will include a revival of Phineas and Ferb (pictured), which he co-created with Jeff “Swampy” Marsh.

Under the agreement, Povenmire will produce two brand-new seasons of Phineas and Ferb, for 40 episodes in total. This popular series originally aired from 2008 to 2015 on Disney Channel and Disney XD. 

Revolving around two step-brothers who come up with larger-than-life projects to combat the boredom of summer break, Phineas and Ferb won five Emmy Awards, and is one of Disney TV Animation’s most successful series ever for kids (ages six to 11) and tweens/young teens (ages nine to 14), according to a release.

The overall deal also covers a second season of Povenmire’s 2D-animated superhero comedy Hamster & Gretel (13 x 22 minutes), which debuted in August on Disney Channel. Povenmire will continue serving as executive producer on the series about a young girl and her pet hamster who transform into superheroes.  

Besides these two key animated projects, Povenmire will also develop some live-action content, according to the release. 

And in other renewal news, Disney Branded TV has ordered second seasons of three CG-animated shows for Disney Junior: Firebuds, which debuted last fall; SuperKitties, which began airing this week; and Pupstruction, which is slated for a summer 2023 release.

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