Creators Dan Povenmire and “Swampy” Marsh Speak Lovingly of Phineas and Ferb Series Finale

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For years, these dynamic brothers have brought joy and laughter in to the homes and hearts of millions.  The creators of Phineas and Ferb have poured their heart and souls into this mad-cap cartoon and that feeling really resonated in their loving talk about the show.

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I recently sat down with Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh to discuss the final episode of Phineas and Ferb, Last Day of Summer. To say that it was their job is truly an understatement.  Phineas and Ferb WERE Dan and Jeff in many ways.  Bringing entertainment, laughter and the lighter side of learning to homes everywhere is just what Dan and Jeff set out to do.

PHINEAS AND FERB - "Phineas and Ferb" creators and executive producers Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh at a screening event to promote the "Last Day of Summer" in Burbank California on Monday, June 8. "Phineas and Ferb: Last Day of Summer," premieres Friday, June 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT as a simulcast on Disney XD and Disney Channel. (Disney XD/Valerie Macon) DAN POVENMIRE (CO-CREATOR/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, "PHINEAS AND FERB"), JEFF "SWAMPY" MARSH (CO-CREATOR/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, "PHINEAS AND FERB")

PHINEAS AND FERB – “Phineas and Ferb” creators and executive producers Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh at a screening event to promote the “Last Day of Summer” in Burbank California on Monday, June 8. “Phineas and Ferb: Last Day of Summer,” premieres Friday, June 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT as a simulcast on Disney XD and Disney Channel. (Disney XD/Valerie Macon)
DAN POVENMIRE (CO-CREATOR/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, “PHINEAS AND FERB”), JEFF “SWAMPY” MARSH (CO-CREATOR/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, “PHINEAS AND FERB”)

Photo Credit: Disney XD/Valerie Macon

Phineas and Ferb has aired on Disney Channel longer than any other animated series of its type.  What most don’t know is that this dynamic, creative duo have been working side by side for over 2 decades and created their character’s before most of today’s fans were born.  Starting in 1990, the pair created the crazy combo of science loving brothers.  They pitched the idea to various networks and companies until it was finally picked by by Disney Channel in 2006.  Since the first show aired in 2007, the smart step-brothers have brought science and education to the forefront and really engaged children everywhere, which is what Dan and Jeff loved most.

PHINEAS AND FERB - "Phineas and Ferb" creators and executive producers Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh at a screening event to promote the "Last Day of Summer" in Burbank California on Monday, June 8. "Phineas and Ferb: Last Day of Summer," premieres Friday, June 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT as a simulcast on Disney XD and Disney Channel. (Disney XD/Valerie Macon) DAN POVENMIRE (CO-CREATOR/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, "PHINEAS AND FERB"), JEFF "SWAMPY" MARSH (CO-CREATOR/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, "PHINEAS AND FERB")

Photo Credit: Disney XD/Valerie Macon

Dan and Jeff got candid and emotional when talking about their creation.  When the time had come for their show contract to end, they really wanted to give the show the finale that it deserved.  Dan and Jeff commented that not many animated series get to have a true finale and when received the go-ahead, they put a lot of thought and love into how to bring this amazing series to an end. The true emotion and love of this show is well-seen in the finale.  It is the “Last Day of Summer” and what the crew is in store for is truly amazing.

PHINEAS AND FERB - "Phineas and Ferb" creators and executive producers Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh at a screening event to promote the "Last Day of Summer" in Burbank California on Monday, June 8. "Phineas and Ferb: Last Day of Summer," premieres Friday, June 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT as a simulcast on Disney XD and Disney Channel. (Disney XD/Valerie Macon) PHINEAS, DAN POVENMIRE (CO-CREATOR/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, "PHINEAS AND FERB"), JEFF "SWAMPY" MARSH (CO-CREATOR/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, "PHINEAS AND FERB"), FERB

Photo Credit: Disney XD/Valerie Macon

We did ask them what the future holds for them as a creative duo and they stated they have already started working on a new project, Mikey Murphy’s Law, and it is currently in the works of being picked up for a new series.  When asked if we will ever see Phineas and Ferb make a special appearance somewhere or even a movie, Swampy replied “Never say never!”

The best part about my time with Dan and Swampy is that they really, truly connect with their fans. They read what fans write, they relate to what they say and they emotionally take to heart each and every kind word and story they are told.  From helping someone get through severe PTSD to sick little ones, Phineas and Ferb have changed the hearts and minds of millions of fans around the world.  Jeff and Swampy were both emotional and weepy with each story of how their creation has shaped and helped so many lives.

PHINEAS AND FERB - "Phineas and Ferb" creators and executive producers Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh at a screening event to promote the "Last Day of Summer" in Burbank California on Monday, June 8. "Phineas and Ferb: Last Day of Summer," premieres Friday, June 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT as a simulcast on Disney XD and Disney Channel. (Disney XD/Valerie Macon) PHINEAS, DAN POVENMIRE (CO-CREATOR/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, "PHINEAS AND FERB"), JEFF "SWAMPY" MARSH (CO-CREATOR/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, "PHINEAS AND FERB"), FERB

Photo Credit: Disney XD/Valerie Macon

Once we were through chatting with them and watching the finale episode, we had the chance to have a beautiful outdoor picnic lunch with Dan and Swampy, where the conversation continued.  I showed Swampy that one fan of theirs called them “Legends” on Twitter and he became very humbled and emotional.  He noted that being seen as a “legend” in the animation creative world is something he never dreamed would happened, and is truly honored so many people love them and their work.

PHINEAS AND FERB - "Phineas and Ferb" creators and executive producers Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh at a screening event to promote the "Last Day of Summer" in Burbank California on Monday, June 8. "Phineas and Ferb: Last Day of Summer," premieres Friday, June 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT as a simulcast on Disney XD and Disney Channel. (Disney XD/Valerie Macon) DAN POVENMIRE (CO-CREATOR/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, "PHINEAS AND FERB")

PHINEAS AND FERB - "Phineas and Ferb" creators and executive producers Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh at a screening event to promote the "Last Day of Summer" in Burbank California on Monday, June 8. "Phineas and Ferb: Last Day of Summer," premieres Friday, June 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT as a simulcast on Disney XD and Disney Channel. (Disney XD/Valerie Macon) PHINEAS, DAN POVENMIRE (CO-CREATOR/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, "PHINEAS AND FERB"), JEFF "SWAMPY" MARSH (CO-CREATOR/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, "PHINEAS AND FERB"), FERB

Photo Credits: Disney XD/Valerie Macon

While I won’t tell you all that happened in the final episode, I will tell you that it is a MUST-SEE for your entire family.  You will laugh, you will cry as a legendary series comes to an end and you will want to watch it again and again.

Phineas and Ferb Last Day of SummerThe summer season is coming to a close and it’s Candace’s last chance to bust her brothers. She is quickly foiled, but is presented with an opportunity to redo the day when she sets off Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s Do-Over-Inator, which results in other consequences like rips in the space-time continuum, the shortening of days and the disappearance of her brothers.

The one-hour special, Phineas and Ferb “Last Day of Summer” airs on Disney Channel on Friday, June 12th at 10 PM ET.  (Rated TV-G/viewable for all ages).

Want to know how the “Last Day of Summer” turns out?  Be sure to tune in with the whole family to find out!

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Comments

  1. Jessica Lodge says

    My son loves this cartoon. Hell be sad to find out it’s ending.

  2. WOW! Thanks so much for the Wonderful Review on Creators Dan Povenmire and “Swampy” Marsh Speak Lovingly of Phineas and Ferb Series Finale! It’s sort of sad to see them go, however, I’ve only seen a couple of their shows. I know an awful lot of people who really love this show! It seemed like all of you had a terrific time with the producers and the other bloggers with your picnic and pictures and all! Thanks so much for sharing the Wonderful Review, all of the pictures, and your personal and professional information on Creators Dan Povenmire and “Swampy” Marsh Speak Lovingly of Phineas and Ferb Series Finale with all of us! I truly do appreciate it!!! Thanks Again! Michele 🙂

  3. My kids love Phineas and Ferb.

  4. Kimberly B says

    My grandson loves this show. I’m sure we’ll see lots of reruns.

  5. this is neat wish i could do it

  6. my granddaughter always watched it.

  7. Lisa Coomer Queen says

    So sad that Phineas and Ferb is ending. I have been watching this with my daughter and now my grandchildren for years.

  8. I miss this show SO BAD!!!!!!!! 🙁

  9. I’ve never heard of this show. My kids are grown. My grand children have probably seen it.

  10. Betsy Barnes says

    It looks like everyone had a blast from the photos. My friend loved this show, she always watched! 🙂

  11. Cindy S. says

    My kids have watched this for years. Sad to see it go. End of an era.

  12. joanna reed says

    Really love watching this show with my boys, sad to hear its ending.

  13. I cannot believe that it is the finale already! My daughter loves Phineas and Ferb!

  14. dixie baker says

    love phinis and ferb

  15. Awww, my boys used to watch this. Sad to see it go.

  16. Christine Jones says

    This is definitely a show I was okay with my kids watching! Thank You!

  17. Racquelle says

    My sister used to be obsessed with this show!

  18. Christy Caldwell says

    I hate to see this series end. My youngest son absolutely loves this show. We’ll be watching.

  19. janet aycock says

    very awesome

  20. Stephanie Easterling says

    It will be sad to see Phineas and Ferb series finale. My nephew love to watch them. Not alot of shows for boys.

  21. Saw that this was on Disney Channel tonight.

  22. We love Phineas and Ferb! We are probably a couple seasons back since we don’t have TV, so we won’t have to worry about the show ending for awhile. This looks like you had so much fun!

  23. Not much of a fan, but I remember watching it at least once with my grandson

  24. I miss this show so much.Always loved watching them!

  25. What a cool experience it must’ve been to meet them!
    Great post on a great show!!

  26. I’m 61 years young and I love this show. So sad it’s going away

  27. Tricia Hope says

    Have enjoyed watching this with my grand daughter.Will be sag to see it go.

  28. We don’t really watch a lot of Phineas and Ferb, but when we do we always have tons of laughters in the house. We recently borrowed the Star Wars edition of Phineas and Ferb and even my 3 year old loved it…and he loves Darth Vader. Too bad the show is ending.

  29. Too bad the show is ending. It was fun

  30. I never saw this show, but my niece loves them.

  31. Can’t wait to snuggle up with some popcorn (and tissues) to watch the finale with my family. I had no idea this would make me such an emotional sap! Can’t wait to see what these two have in store for us with Mikey!

  32. The entire day with Dan and Swampy was amazing from seeing their emotions to hearing their laughter. It was such a great visit.

  33. What an incredible time with these guys. They are the real deal.

  34. It is so sad that this show is ending… My daughter loved this show since she started watching cartoons, and I have to admit it is one of my favorite cartoons too.

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