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In anticipation of the all-new Phineas and Ferb: Animal Agents—releasing to DVD on February 26, 2013—I had the opportunity to interview the show’s creators and co-executive producers, Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh.
Since it was a phone interview, they began by identifying themselves, so I would know who was speaking when. I told them if they would just speak in character, I’d have no trouble…so they greeted me as Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz and Major Frances Mongram! That set the tone for the very friendly conversation that follows.
Here’s what the guys had to say about the show in general, the new production, and what’s in the works.
JW: Good afternoon! Thanks for speaking with me today! My kids and my husband and I are all huge Phineas and Ferb fans, and it’s great to have this chance to talk to you. I have read that it took you guys 16 years of pitching the show to various producers before Disney picked it up? Is that so?
P&M: Yeah, it was about 13 years before someone finally took a look at it, and then another couple years of negotiating and working out the details before it actually aired, so yeah, about 15 or 16 years total—1993 to 2008.
TMZ.com is reporting that a woman is suing Disney after an incident at a taping of the Disney show Good Luck Charlie.
Kellie Rodriguez attend the taping of Good Luck Charlie in December with her two children, sister in law, and three nieces. Rodriguez was chosen to participate in a silly dance competition with comedian Ron Pearson who was entertaining the audience.
According to the suit, Rodriguez claims that during the dance “all of a sudden and without warning, Pearson started spanking [her] buttocks with his hands.” She continues, “The unwarranted and unconsented spanking was RELENTLESS and did not cease until [Kellie] physically turned around to stop it.”
She also claims that after the competition, Pearson asked for a kiss on the cheek but he turned his head at the last second and kissed her on the mouth instead. She is seeking unspecified damages from both Pearson and Disney because they “condoned, encouraged or ratified” his behavior by employing him.
What do you think does she have a case?
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Check out this all new episode of My Yard Goes Disney!
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park makes a perfect backyard. See this sneak peak of the second week of the HGTV series “My Yard Goes Disney” premiering Monday, June 13 8PM ET/ 7PM C
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I might be dating myself here but am I the only one who remembers Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears? I grew up on this show and used to watch it every Saturday morning. It was great! I can still hear the theme song in my head to this day. But where did they go? I never hear or see any products referencing them at all.
Here is the official Wiki on those lovable bears:
Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears is an American animated television series that aired in the United States in the mid-1980s through the early 1990s. The series was the first animated production by Walt Disney Animation Television, and loosely inspired by the gummi bear candies; Disney CEO Michael Eisner was struck with inspiration for the show when his son requested the candies one day.The series premiered on NBC on September 14, 1985, and aired there for four seasons. The series moved to ABC for one season from 1989–1990, and concluded on September 6, 1991 as part of the Disney Afternoon television syndication package. Of the series’ 65 shows, 30 were double-features, consisting of two 11-minute cartoons, thereby bringing the series total to 95 distinct episodes overall. The show is well-remembered for its theme music, written by Michael and Patty Silversher.
The series was later rebroadcast on the syndicated Disney Afternoon block, and rerun on the Disney Afternoon through the summer of 1991. In later years, it was shown on the Disney Channel and Toon Disney, with its most recent televised airing occurring on Toon Disney on December 28, 2001. Seasons 1 to 3 of the series were released on DVD on November 14, 2006
I remember this show being the hook for me really getting into Disney. I watched other Disney programming and movies before hand but this show got my undivided attention. I even had a little rhyme I used to do to name all the Gummi Bears but it escapes me now.
With all the remakes and even with Disney bringing Tinkerbell back in a movie form. I think the Gummi Bears would be an excellent choice for making a comeback.
Here’s the Gummi Bear intro for you to enjoy and get stuck in your head for the rest of the day:
This is the First article in the continuing feature I am going to run on the site called:
Whatever happened to..
Stay tuned to more nostalgic Disney movies, television, and merchandise that has fallen by the wayside.
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Variety is reporting that Disney XD’s ‘Next X’ show is being picked up for a second season. If you have never seen it, its about a sports reality program featuring Pro BMX & Skateboarding athletes who mentor younger aspirants.
X Games competitors Bucky Lasek and Rune Glifberg (skateboarding) and Daniel Dhers and Gary Young (BMX) have each signed on to mentor a pre- teen prodigy in their sports. Each of the amateurs will then be given a chance to showcase themselves at the X Games, for a special that Disney XD will air in August.
The premiere of the six-episode second season is scheduled for June 21. Kemp Curley, Bruno Musso and Michael Bloom of Transition Productions produce.
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