“Phineas and Ferb” Returning for New Episodes, “Hamster & Gretel” Renewed for Season Two as Co-Creator Dan Povenmire Signs New Overall Deal

In a surprising announcement at today’s Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour, Disney announced that Phineas and Ferb is returning for a brand-new set of episodes, alongside a new overall deal for co-creator Dan Povenmire.

What’s Happening:

  • Dan Povenmire, co-creator and executive producer of the global super-hit Phineas and Ferb, has entered into a new overall deal with Disney Branded Television which includes production of 40 all-new episodes of Phineas and Ferb, a second season renewal of the animated superhero series Hamster & Gretel and the development of live-action projects.
  • The announcement was made today during a presentation at the TCA press tour by Ayo Davis, president, Disney Branded Television.
  • Povenmire created and executive-produced the Disney+ animated adventure movie Phineas and Ferb: The Movie – Candace Against the Universe for which he also was supervising director, and Disney Channel's animated series Milo Murphy's Law, which earned three Emmy Award nominations.
  • His most recent creation, the animated series Hamster & Gretel, will receive a second season order, and he will continue as its executive producer.

  • Known for fully celebrating the art form of animation and its visual, energetic and physical storytelling, Phineas and Ferb was Disney Television Animation's first "creator-driven" animated series. Throughout its production run, Povenmire's original vision remained intact and faithfully interpreted through his and his creative partner Jeff "Swampy" Marsh's creative minds.
  • Povenmire wrote and co-wrote some 500 songs for Phineas and Ferb, Milo Murphy's Law and Hamster & Gretel, many of which have become Gen Z favorites and continue to trend on TikTok and other social media platforms where he has built a worldwide fan base, known for also providing the voice of the popular Phineas and Ferb character Dr. Heinz Doofenschmirtz.

What They’re Saying:

  • Ayo Davis, president, Disney Branded Television, said: "Dan is renowned for his ability to create universally beloved stories and characters with both heart and humor. We couldn't be happier to continue our collaboration with him and bring back the iconic Phineas and Ferb in a big way."
  • Meredith Roberts, executive vice president, Animation, Disney Branded Television, added: "Dan is a true mastermind, and his brilliant brand of storytelling has always been infused with a kind-spirited and optimistic sense of humor which continues to strike a perfect chord with audiences the world over. On behalf of everyone at Disney Television Animation, we're so pleased to continue our association with Dan and his inspiring creative team ― visionary producers, writers, animators, song composers and directors who have entertained and connected with generations of viewers."
  • Dan Povenmire said: "It has been the greatest pleasure of my career to see how an entire generation of kids and parents have embraced the characters and the humor of Phineas and Ferb. I'm eagerly looking forward to diving back into the show for them and for a whole new generation."