Welcome to the fourth episode of Woody’s Roundup, a segment here on The Reel Insider. In this segment, each Saturday I’ll put together all of the animation related news and share it with you along with my thoughts. I’m a huge fan of animation and I love sharing it here more! Let’s get started! (May 3-9, 2015)
Hey everyone, it’s Ultimate iPad Expert here with a really special post. I would normally put something like this on my Woody’s Roundup section, but it holds a special place in my heart, so I decided a standalone post would work best.
If you’ve never heard of it, Phineas and Ferb is an animated show following two step-brothers, of whom the show is named, and the crazy inventions they create, it also follows a subplot of their pet platypus, Perry, who is a secret agent and seeks to thwart evil scientist Dr. Doofenshmirtz.
Anyways, this is sincerely one of my favorite shows of all time and I’m sad to say that it will be ending this summer. The final episode, to be title “Last Day of Summer” will be the hour-long series finale for the show. In celebration of the show, Disney XD will be playing a marathon of the show, including every episode. According to the Hollywood Reporter:
Disney XD is planning a 73-hour Phineas and Ferb marathon, starting at 8 p.m. June 9, featuring every episode of the show and ending with a new hourlong episode titled Last Day of Summer. The episode, airing at 9 p.m. June 12 on both Disney XD and Disney Channel, is being called “the ultimate story capper.”
In addition, a new standalone hourlong special, The O.W.C.A. Files, which focuses on the organization’s best secret agent, Agent P (also known as Perry the Platypus), and his fellow animal agents, will premiere in the fall on Disney XD.
The team wrapped production on the Emmy-winning Phineas and Ferb after 126 episodes, five one-hour specials and an original movie, but the series will continue to air daily on Disney XD following the marathon.
I’m extremely inspired by creators of the show, Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh. Their storytelling abilities and humor are top notch and they (with the show) have helped lead me on the path of creating films and stories on my own. Phineas and Ferb is probably the only show that my parents love as much as me and my siblings, and there is definitely a reason for that. The show is one of the greatest, in my opinion, of all time and will continue to be so. I want to thank everyone who worked on the show for making it SO great and I want to thank all of the fans who love it as much as I do!
Anyways, this brings us to some happy news! Dan and Swampy are working on a new animated series that is to premiere on Disney XD in 2017 entitled “Mikey Murphy’s Law”. Once again, according to Hollywood Reporter:
Disney XD has greenlighted a new animated series from Phineas and Ferb creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh.
The new series, Mikey Murphy’s Law, centers on the fictional great-great-great-great grandson of the Murphy’s Law namesake and is set for a 2017 premiere. Povenmire and Marsh are the creators and executive producers and will be joined by several Phineas and Ferb colleagues, including producer and director Robert F. Hughes, story editor Scott Petersonand staff writers Joshua Pruett, Dani Vetere and Martin Olson.
I’m really excited to see this show, although I know almost nothing about it. I really hope to have it become one of my favorite shows, as well as Phineas and Ferb!
I want to finish this post off with a great quote from Marc Buhaj, Senior VP of Programming and General Manager at Disney XD:
Dan and Swampy are two of the most respected and proven show creators in the animation series business. They are incredibly gifted storytellers who have a track record of creating smart, original and relatable characters that are universally appealing to both kids and families. It’s a coup for Disney XD to continue working with this talented duo on their latest creation Mikey Murphy’s Law. We’re looking forward to another great creative partnership.
I couldn’t agree more! What do you think of this news? Comment your thoughts below!
Dan Povenmire tweeted out this first look at Mikey of the new Mikey Murphy’s Law show:
Welcome to the fourth episode of Woody’s Roundup, a segment here on The Reel Insider. In this segment, each Saturday I’ll put together all of the animation related news and share it with you along with my thoughts. I’m a huge fan of animation and I want to share it here more! Let’s get started! (April 26 – May 2, 2015)