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FIRST LOOK: Marvel Super Heroes meet Phineas and Ferb

FIRST LOOK: Marvel Super Heroes meet Phineas and Ferb

Phineas and Ferb meet The Avengers

It’s Disney Synergy at its finest. The trailer for Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel will air tonight during the 9:00 p.m. Phineas and Ferb episode on Disney Channel (the episode guest stars Wayne Brady, fyi) – and we have the trailer now: 

Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel will premiere sometime this summer (date TBA) – and the show marks the first crossover animated television special for Marvel and Disney properties. The synopsis reads as follows:

The epic television event will follow Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor and Hulk as they enter Danville after Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s latest “inator” scheme accidentally removes their powers and immobilizes them. Now 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. 

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Nathan Strum

I really enjoy Phineas and Ferb. The writing is often excellent, and the amount of work they put into original music for the show is astonishing. Plus, it's also slightly subversive, full of goofy puns, and manages to sneak quite a few pop culture references in there ("reindeer flotilla" anyone?).

That said, I'm taking a wait-and-see approach with this Marvel mash-up. I'm all for parody and not taking superheroes so seriously (I was a big fan of Marvel's "Not Brand Echh", "What The — ?!" and Fred Hembeck's various books), but I'm wondering how well the writers will be able to successfully merge two such wildly different worlds into something that works. It has to be more of a parody than just shoehorning "serious" characters into a cartoon show. But then again, Batman guest-starred on Scooby Doo. Ah… those were the days. (And Batman: Brave and the Bold upped it one by adding Weird Al.)

As for that other website… I'm surprised anyone still visits it. After Jerry left, so did I. I've been much happier.

Nic Kramer

I'm starting to see why Jerry distanced himself from "Cartoon Brew" as Amid overracts too much (probably because of his unpublished book).

Also, people seemed to forget that Warners also did cross-overs with the DC characters and the Looney Tunes characters such as some 1970's arena shows, a 1991 McDonalds toy promotions were the Looney Tune characters potray the DC characters (with Petunia Pig as Wonder Woman), Daffy's run-in with Superman in "Superior Duck (which was supposed to be a Superman parody before Warners suits mettled with the story), a memorable four part mini-series co-written by Mark Evanier, and Daffy's brief job as a Green Lanturn (and wearing Hal's suit) on the "Duck Dodgers" TV series.

Roberto Severino

You should see the kind of pointless, stupid bitching Amid Amidi has done on this one special alone. Didn't offer one bit of constructive criticism at all. Just raged on about the how the characters would be look awful, blah, blah, blah.

"Lazy" was definitely a wrong word of me to use, but I was just saying that when I first saw this post, I immediately thought this would be more of a quick publicity gimmick for Disney to promote their channel and that's what I was getting at.


Isn't this what you are supposed to do when you buy a company? Too bad it didn't have a few Star Wars cameos ta boot.

Roberto Severino

Pete has a point! This just comes across as a lazy way for Disney to make quick, easy money and to garner ratings for the channel, but if Dan Povenmire, Jeff Marsh and the other people working on this show are able to do something creative and fun with this concept, then it probably won't be that bad at all.

Pete Emslie

Maybe this trend of "Mash-ups" is fine with your generation, but it doesn't sit well with me. What's next – the Fantastic Four teaming up with Disney's "Fab Five" on The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse?


What is everyones problem? Phineas and Ferb is a terrific show and this looks like it will be loads of fun. Oh and news flash superheroes are for KIDS!

Pete Emslie

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why Disney should NOT own Marvel.

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