The boys of summer hit the jackpot! I’m Realistic Fish Head.
As we toast ourselves this week as the last week of summer thanks to our long lasting summer coverage, Phineas and Ferb and the entire gang are getting the triple treatment. Perch Perkins reports.
Perch Perkins (via Hollywood Deadline): Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, co-creators of Disney Channel’s flagship animated series Phineas and Ferb, have signed separate exclusive, multi-year, multimillion-dollar deals with Disney Television Animation. Under the pacts, the two will continue on the Emmy-winning series they created and executive produce for another season. Also as part of the deals, Povenmire and Marsh are now officially attached to the Phineas and Ferb feature being developed at Disney. The two are already working on the script. Additionally, the deals include a new pilot, likely a Phineas and Ferb spinoff, and other future development for Povenmire and Marsh, who also have a piece of the franchise’s merchandising profits.
The pacts come on the heels of the Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension TV movie drawing 7.6 million viewers in its debut this month to become the most-watched cable movie of the year and the third-highest-rated movie in Disney Channel history. After putting an emphasis on live-action programming for a while, Disney has renewed its focus on TV animation, which will result in the doubling of the number of animated episodes on Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior in 2012 versus 2010. A main part of Disney TV Animation’s strategy has been concentrating on “creator-driven” series. Its first success in that direction was Povenmire and Marsh’s mega hit Phineas and Ferb, which was followed by Noah Z. Jones’ Fish Hooks and others. Povenmire is with WME, Marsh with Natural Talent.
Gene: Disney’s The Help chalks up another win at the box office this week staying in 1st with 14.2 million dollars along with 119 million overall. Next, we go into The Debt which is in 2nd. Apollo 18 the scary but true story about mysterious happenings going on the moon lands in 3rd. and look out Jaws! Shark Night 3D may lure anyone that swims to their doom as the these underwater swimmers attack in 4th. As for the Apes still in 5th, it seems they’ve met their match! Well moviegoers, we’re in September as we speak. What surprises await us this month as we highlight one of our brand new competitive movies will please us this month? Wait and see!
Phineas and Ferb Season 4 is one of the highlights of the fall. What new toon is next in line for more? Find out next time. This is Realistic Fish Head saying as of Monday, Happy Labor Day!