It’s already one of the greatest kids’ shows of all time. It’s a kids’ show that is laugh out loud funny, the characters are likable, and the songs are fried gold. It also has a heavy emphasis on teamwork, creativity, and community – all of which are solid themes considering most kids’ shows fall really short of having any real moral weight to them.
There’s also a subtle wink and nod to the parents who watch the show. The creators were obviously influenced by the great cartoons of the late 70’s-early 90’s. Now, Phineas and Ferb is making my inner 8 year old squeal like…an 8 year old. I always loved the old Scooby Doo episodes when they would have guests. Whether it was Batman and Robin or the Three Stooges, the Harlem Globetrotters, Phyllis Diller…it didn’t matter. I loved those episodes.
Behold, the creators who were shaped by the same cartoons that shaped me have given one more nod to our shared youth. Behold, the trailer for Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel. It may not have Sandy Duncan, but this cross over has great potential and it feels like it is in good hands.