Writer Michael Arndt Takes a Crack at Disney's 'Phineas & Ferb' Movie

October 31, 2011
Source: LA Times

Phineas & Ferb

Here's some rather interesting screenwriting news that hit the web over the weekend. The LA Times reports that Oscar winning screenwriter Michael Arndt has been hired by Disney to take a crack at the Phineas & Ferb feature film in the works at the Mouse House. It's based on the popular animated Disney Channel series, created by Jeff "Swampy" Marsh and Dan Povenmire first premiered in 2007, that follows Phineas Flynn and his English stepbrother Ferb Fletcher on summer vacation. The movie, however, will feature a mix of live-action and animation, which is why Arndt is being brought in the mix to "polish" the script next.

The first draft of the script was written by co-creators Jeff "Swampy" Marsh and Dan Povenmire, and now it's up to Arndt to work from there. Michael Arndt won an Oscar in 2007 for writing Little Miss Sunshine, then went to work for Pixar on the Toy Story 3 screenplay, as well as writing the Rock of Ages script and working on Snow and the Seven, or The Order of the Seven, also for Disney. I haven't ever watched Phineas & Ferb myself, but this is a very interesting development nonetheless, as it shows Disney is trying to make it more than just an extended episode. As for what exactly it will be like in the end, I'm not entirely sure, but Disney already has this scheduled to hit theaters on July 26th, 2013, so we'll be sure to keep you updated.

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cause 1 wasnt enough...

Jamesryan on Oct 31, 2011


well I think the first one was exclusively for tv

Michael Lee on Oct 31, 2011


This is one of the only modern shows I can stand that my sons watch.  Doofenshmirtz makes me laugh every time he says "Perry the Platypus".

peloquin on Oct 31, 2011


I agree, it's one of the few shows I can watch with my kids and not want to spoon out my own eyes. However the note that "The movie, however, will feature a mix of live-action and animation," worries me a great deal.

Anonymous on Nov 1, 2011


For people who like to know the ending of things and sentences to be completed....... I would realllyy like to know why Jeremy likes candace

Madie on Dec 31, 2011


I will watch the movie. I wonder what will be it's title... just Phineas and Ferb??? well I think its cool hehe

Michellec2002 on Jan 10, 2012

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