Oscar-winning Toy Story 3 screenwriter Michael Arndt will draft the screenplay for the Phineas and Ferb movie, putting his spin on the original script written by series creators Swampy Marsh and Dan Povenmire.
Phineas and Ferb is an uber-popular cartoon series on the Disney channel about the adventures of two stepbrothers (Phineas and Ferb) on their summer vacation, their tightly strung sister Candace, and their pet platypus, Perry, who spends most of his time in subplots as “Agent P,” thwarting the plans of the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz.
The program has been nominated for three Emmys and is considered to be one of the funniest kids’ cartoons on American television for parents (and perhaps some teenagers, college students, and other young-at-heart adults) to watch. Last sumer, a made-for-TV Phineas and Ferb movie caught the eyes of eight million viewers, so it’s no wonder that Disney would be producing an actual in-theaters film.
Michael Arndt wrote a near-flawless script for Toy Story 3, and he won his Oscar for the equally fantastic Little Miss Sunshine in 2006. The fact that he is working on a script with the original creators of the show, who know the true heart and soul of Phineas and Ferb, leads me to conclude that this movie should be nothing short of awesome.
What do you think? Would you watch Phineas and Ferb, the movie?