The annual problem for our generation is officially over: after an eight-year hiatus, the popular Disney animation “Phineas and Ferb” is back for another two seasons.
Co-creator Dan Povenmire had decided to end the show in 2015 because he felt that he and his team had exhausted all of their ideas. However, since then, Povenmire has been working away at its revival. In January, he officially announced his new deal with Disney to release a reboot consisting of 40 new episodes.
“Phineas and Ferb” originally started in 2007 as an action-packed animation about two step-brothers who spend their summer days constructing anything and everything while their older sister, Candace, tries her very best to “bust them.” From rollercoasters to an animal language translator to x-ray glasses, their creations allow viewers to vicariously experience the impossible fun we all dreamed about having during childhood.
Along with the imaginative builds, episodes are often accompanied by catchy songs that viewers remember for years. “I started watching Phineas and Ferb when I was four years old,” senior Aditya Kapadia said. “Some of my favorite songs from the show are ‘Aglet’ and ‘Gitchee Gitchee Goo.’”
The iconic show is also adorned by lovable and laughable characters like evil scientist Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz and crime-fighting boss Major Francis Monogram.
“My favorite character is definitely Candace,” sophomore Sasha-Kay Lindo said. “I never liked her much when I was a kid, but now I can really relate to her when I see how my brother has a history of not getting caught for the things he does – just like Phineas and Ferb.”
“I am a big Agent P (Perry the Platypus) fan,” senior Malcolm Owusu said. “It’s very impressive that he can live a double life as a spy and just a household pet. I’ve seen a bunch of tiktok videos from the co-creators about the reboot, so I’m excited to see Perry back in action again.”
The new seasons will still include all the same voice actors. However, it has not been disclosed whether the characters will continue the show with Phineas and Ferb as young kids enjoying their summertime or as young adults (as to grow up with their fanbase). Although, in one of the last episodes of the series, “Act Your Age,” Phineas and all of his friends were 10 years older.
Currently, there is no set release date for the new episodes, but according to Klein Felt from “The Direct,” early 2024 is looking promising.