Disney’s Phineas and Ferb revival to bring back Jeff “Swampy” Marsh

Phineas and Ferb co-creator and executive producer Jeff “Swampy” Marsh officially joins the series revival in the works at Disney Branded Television.

In January, it was announced that the popular animated series would return for 40 episodes, with co-creator Dan Povenmire spearheading the revival. Marsh will now serve as Executive Producer and Voice Director for the new episodes.

“Swampy is one of the brightest creators in animation, and one of his many passions is connecting and collaborating with creative people, whether it’s through writing, animation design, directing, music or acting,” said Meredith Roberts, executive vice President of Television Animation at Disney Branded Television. “He’s continually honing their artistry, as well as his own, to tell the bigger, more entertaining stories for a global audience. We are thrilled to continue our partnership and look forward to a long and exciting journey.”

Marsh is also currently producing the preschool animated series “Hey AJ” for Disney Junior. This show is based on the book series of the same name by Martellus Bennett. Marsh is Executive Producer through Surfing Giant Studios. Bennett and Michael Hodges are also executive producers.

“Swampy is a multihyphenate talent who brings ‘Hey AJ,’ a playful, music-filled series that depicts what he loves most – family – and a relatable, positive portrayal of a child and their parents, a father and Mom of a small business owner,” said Alyssa Sapire, senior vice president of development, series and strategy at Disney Junior. “With every step we take, we’re even more excited to be working with Swampy’s creative team and look forward to delivering a show that will entertain our young viewers, as well as their parents.”

It’s currently unclear where the Phineas and Ferb revival will air, but Disney Branded TV is currently producing shows on Disney Channel, Disney+, Disney Junior and Disney XD.

The original series premiered on Disney Channel in 2008 and ran through 2012 before debuting a new series of episodes on Disney XD. Also produced to date are five hour-long specials and two films – Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension and Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe.

Marsh directed many performances of the main cast of “Phineas and Ferb” and also provided the voices of several characters, including Major Monogram. Marsh’s other television credits include Postman Pat, Bounty Hamster, The Simpsons, King of the Hill, Rocko’s Modern Life and Milo Murphy’s Law, the last also with Povenmire.

He is managed by Natural Talent, Inc.

Source : variety.com

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