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Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh Wrap “Phineas & Ferb”; Continue Association With Disney TV Animation With “Mikey Murphy’s Law”

Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh Wrap "Phineas & Ferb"; Continue Association With Disney TV Animation With "Mikey Murphy's Law"

Animation producers Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh (Phineas and Ferb) are continuing their association with Disney Television Animation with a new animated comedy series, Mikey Murphy’s Law, for Disney XD.  The story introduces Mikey the fictional great-great-great-great grandson of the Murphy’s Law namesake.  The announcement was made today by Marc Buhaj, Senior Vice President, Programming and General Manager, Disney XD, and Eric Coleman, Senior Vice President, Disney Television Animation.

Povenmire and Marsh are the creators and executive producers of Mikey Murphy’s Law, scheduled for a 2017 premiere, and joining them are “Phineas and Ferb” colleagues – producer and director Robert F. Hughes, story editor Scott Peterson and staff writers Joshua Pruett, Dani Vetere and Martin Olson. 

The team wrapped production on the Emmy Award-winning and BAFTA-nominated Phineas and Ferb after 126 episodes, five one-hour specials and a record-breaking Disney Channel Original Movie.  The series will continue to be presented daily on Disney XD and Disney Channels around the world.  In the U.S., it was TV’s #1 animated series among Tweens 9-14 and the #1 animated TV series in Primetime among Kids 6-11 from 2008-2013.  The movie, Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension (August 2011), remains the #1 animated telecast in cable TV history in Kids 2-11 and ranks among the Top 5 cable TV movies of all time in Total Viewers.

Celebrating its appeal, every Phineas and Ferb story ever told will be presented in a 73 hour marathon beginning Tuesday June 9th (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) leading to the ultimate story capper, “Last Day of Summer,” premiering Friday June 12 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD and simulcast on Disney Channel.  The series will continue to air daily on Disney XD.  A standalone hour-long 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 this fall on Disney XD.

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