This morning, the nominations for the 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced, leading to the usual mix of praise and questioning the nominations. Phineas and Ferb has been honored with two nominations (ones that are, in my opinion, well-deserved).
There are two categories for animated series: Outstanding Animated Program, which is for animated programs 30 minutes or more in length, and Outstanding Short-Form Animated Program, for 15-minute animated shorts. Across the 2nd Dimension was put up for Outstanding Animated Program, but did not receive a nomination (perhaps an even bigger snub than the usual one for Ron Swanson). However, "The Doonkelberry Imperative" received a nomination for Outstanding Short-Form Animated Program. Not sur…Read more >
Avengers Assemble! Today at Comic-Con International, the very first official crossover between a Disney property and the Marvel Universe was announced, as rumors of Phineas and Ferb entering the world of the Marvel Super Heroes (or is it the other way around?) were confirmed. Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel is in production as a joint venture between the Phineas and Ferb creative team and the team behind the Marvel animated series.
A brief featurette featuring Dan Povenmire, Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, and Marvel Animation's Jeph Loeb has been released to promote the event, which can be seen here. Official press release follows.
The following is a press release from Disney-ABC Television Group presented here unedited for the purposes of news reporting.…Read more >
Prepare to see a lot more of Perry the Platypus this summer as he disappears. That may seem like a contradiction (Schrödinger's Platypus?), but it's the case this summer, as Disney once again ramps up the Phineas and Ferb promotion machine for the season they made famous. This year, it's all about Perry, as you can see in the press release below...
The following is a press release from Disney-ABC Television Group presented here unedited for the purposes of news reporting. The following is courtesy of Disney-ABC Television Group, not me, and all errors and oversights, if any, are theirs alone.
DISNEY'S "PHINEAS AND FERB" BUILDS OUT FOR SUMMER WITH TWO-PART "WHERE'S PERRY?" SPECIAL TV AND ONLINE MYSTERY, "WHERE'S MY PERRY?" MOBILE GAME, EXPANSION A…Read more >
It's not surprising that Phineas and Ferb is returning to the San Diego Comic-Con, one of the oldest and arguably the biggest and most famous of the annual fan conventions that span America, for its fifth year in a row. But what may be surprising is the fact that Disney Television Animation's renaissance, as it were, is picking up, thanks in part to Phineas and Ferb (see my previous blog entry for info on how that happened). Today, Disney-ABC Television Group officially announced its cabler convention lineup, which not only includes Phineas and Ferb, but also Gravity Falls, Fish Hooks, TRON: Uprising, and previews of Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja and Wander Over Yonder, the latter of which comes from the prolific Craig McCracken (The Powerpuff Girl…Read more >
The Television Critics Association, which, as the name suggests, is an association comprised of over 200 journalists who cover television by trade, have announced the nominations for their annual TCA Awards, which are held at their Summer Press Tour. For the first time, Phineas and Ferb has been nominated in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming, alongside iCarly, Phineas and Ferb, Switched at Birth, and Yo Gabba Gabba! It's nice to see the TV professionals recognize the humor and quality of a series which is primarily targeted towards children, a quality which we know quite well. The winners of the awards will announced during the TCA Summer Press Tour on July 28. Full list of nominees can be seen here, and more informati…Read more >