Phineas And Ferb Off Disney’s Release Schedule

By | Friday August 16, 2013 @ 3:07pm PDT

Disney says it has removed Phineas And Ferb from its schedule. A film adaptation of Disney Channel’s hit animated series had been targeted for 2014 after being bumped from its original July 2013 date. Screenwriter … Read More »

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Comic-Con: ‘Phineas And Ferb’ Gets ‘Star Wars’-ed In Latest Disney Synergy Play

By | Friday July 19, 2013 @ 3:15pm PDT

Last month Disney said its Marvel characters will cross over to Disney Channel’s most popular animated series for an episode set to air next month in which the titular stepbrothers team with Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor … Read More »

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Marvel Superheroes Hang With ‘Phineas And Ferb’ In Disney Channel Crossover

By | Friday June 28, 2013 @ 9:00am PDT

The lucrative brand integration of Disney and Marvel is hardly exclusive to the big screen. The latter’s superheroes are already familiar faces in such TV shows as … Read More »

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Disney Channel Renews ‘Phineas And Ferb’ For Fourth Season

By | Wednesday November 9, 2011 @ 11:27am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Disney Channel has renewed its flagship animated series Phineas and Ferb for a fourth season. With the pickup, the cable channel will have new episodes of the show, which ranks as TV’s No.1 animated series in Kids 6-11 and Tweens … Read More »

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‘Toy Story 3′ Scribe Michael Arndt To Take A Crack At Disney’s ‘Phineas And Ferb’

By | Friday October 28, 2011 @ 5:41pm PDT

Michael Arndt, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter on Toy Story 3, has come aboard Disney’s feature version of Phineas and Ferb, Deadline confirmed Friday. Arndt, who also was among scribes on Rock of Ages and an Oscar winner for Little Miss Sunshine, Read More »

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Disney Shuffles Calendar To Fit ‘The Lone Ranger’ Into May 31, 2013 Release Slot

Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Disney has confirmed that the Gore Verbinski-directed Johnny Depp-starrer The Lone Ranger has come back on track, with the studio setting the film for a May 31, 2013 release. As Deadline revealed yesterday, the film will begin production February 6. The film was originally supposed to get underway this fall for a December 21, 2012 release, but all that changed when Disney shocked Hollywood by unplugging the film over fears that its budget could reach $275 million. Deadline revealed that news exclusively on August 12. It was a surprising move, considering that Bruckheimer is a cornerstone producer and Depp has starred in the studio’s highest-grossing films, with both of them teaming with Verbinski on the first three installments of The Pirates Of The Caribbean.

Verbinski, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and Depp rose to the challenge, though, even though it was a painful one. They reworked their compensation deals and figured out ways to save money in the production budget. They brought the budget down to a figure that is around $215 million, I’m told. Taking responsibility to bring the film in for that price was the only way that the studio was going to make the film. Considering that most Westerns don’t travel overseas as well as some other genres (Cowboys & Aliens has proven to be an offshore disappointment), The Lone Ranger is still a big bet by a studio that is backing John Carter, a film that costs more than $250 million, and Oz The Great And Powerful, which hovers at around $200 million. At least now, Disney’s risk on The Lone Ranger has been contained. Read More »

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‘Phineas And Ferb’ Creators Sign Deals With Disney For Series, Feature, Potential Spinoff

By | Thursday August 25, 2011 @ 10:57am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, co-creators of Disney Channel’s flagship animated series Phineas and Ferb, have signed separate exclusive, multi-year, multimillion-dollar deals with Disney Television Animation. Under the pacts, the two will continue on the Emmy-winning series they created and executive produce for another season. Also as part of the deals, Povenmire and Marsh are now officially attached to the Phineas and Ferb feature being developed at Disney. The two are already working on the script. Additionally, the deals include a new pilot, likely a Phineas and Ferb spinoff, and other future development for Povenmire and Marsh, who also have a piece of the franchise’s merchandising profits. Read More »

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Disney Expands Magazine Business With New Kids-Targeted Titles

By | Monday March 21, 2011 @ 8:41am PDT

Disney Publishing Worldwide announced today it is adding four titles based on its properties to join a U.S. roster that included the moms-skewing monthly Disney FamilyFun. The first, Phineas and Ferb, based on the hit Disney XD TV series, will … Read More »

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TCA: Disney Developing ‘Phineas and Ferb’ Feature

From Ray Richmond, who is contributing to Deadline Hollywood’s TCA coverage:
Disney Channel’s Worldwide chief Gary Marsh announced Monday afternoon that Disney is in the early stages of developing a feature centered on the hit Disney Channel animated series Phineas Read More »

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Disney TV Animation Builds Exec Team And Gets Pickups For ‘Gravity Falls’, ‘Fish Hooks’

By | Tuesday December 7, 2010 @ 5:37pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: The rebuilding of Disney Television Animation, which started in 2008 with the hire of  Nickelodeon veteran Eric Coleman as SVP Original Series, continues. Coleman has assembled his new  executive team, which includes Michael McGahey, Khaki Jones and Jonathan Schneider. … Read More »

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