TOY STORY 3 Scribe Michael Arndt Set to Write PHINEAS AND FERB

     October 27, 2011

The Phineas and Ferb movie is fast becoming quite a big deal. Earlier this month we learned that Disney had set the feature film adaptation of the popular children’s show for a prime July 26th, 2013 release date. Now 24 Frames reports that Toy Story 3 scribe (and Oscar winner for Little Miss Sunshine) Michael Arndt has come aboard the project to write a draft of the script. The pic was initially scripted by show creators Swampy Marsh and Dan Povenmire, but it looks like it’ll be getting a punch up from Arndt. Unlike the television show, which is animated, the feature film will be a mixture of live-action and animation. Arndt was recently set by Disney to pen their period China-set Snow White film Snow and the Seven.

Phineas and Ferb is one of the more popular programs populating the Disney Channel. The show focuses on the misadventures of amateur inventors/stepbrothers Phineas Flynn and Ferb Fletcher. Other characters who populate the series include their sister Candance, always bent on getting the boys in trouble with their mother, and their pet platypus Perry who doubles as a secret agent facing off against the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz (ah, children’s programming). The feature film has become a priority for Disney, as they’ve recently ramped up merchandising on the Phineas and Ferb brand. Hit the jump to see what all the fuss is about.


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  • O.R.

    Do we need this? I mean, they just had a movie come out, and it was great. Phineas and Ferb is one of the most fun cartoons there are currently on air. The writers are great by themselves, and adding Toy Story 3′s scribe might improve the whole thing. I just feel the whole project is a bad idea in the first place. If Disney keeps stretching it out like this, they’ll end up with an unrecognizable monster, just like Nick did with Spongebob Squarepants. It might be great. I just hope they’ll know where to draw the line.

  • Alfred Miller

    The “Little Miss Sunshine” scribe. What has he been up to until now? IMDB has nothing on him biographically, and I’m curious where he came from.

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  • AlsDisciple

    My 5 year old will explode when he hears this. To him, this will be bigger than the combined might of TDKR, The Hobbit, and any other geek property you want throw in to the mix.

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  • Michelle

    Oh my! this will be great! but i kinda don’t like the idea of live action, but things like this is a bit confusing because in other pages Dan says he won’t put the characters live action, but in pages like this it says it will be live action and animation… so I’m like this 0_o
    But well we just wait because the movie will air in 2013, so a bunch of things will happen :)
    Phineas and Ferb is my favorite TV show!!