Disney Branded Tv (DBT) has introduced that Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, co-creator and govt producer of the award-winning animated sequence Phineas and Ferb, will executive-produce and voice-direct all-new episodes of the present. He joins his longtime inventive companion, Dan Povenmire, who in January inked a deal to usher within the return of the sequence with 40 all-new episodes.
Marsh and Povenmire created and govt produced Phineas and Ferb, which premiered in 2008, that based on DBT, is probably the most profitable animated sequence for Youngsters 6-11 and Tweens 9-14 in Disney Tv Animation historical past. The present spanned 126 episodes, 5 one-hour specials together with a musical, and two films about resourceful stepbrothers who conquer boredom and make each day of their summer season trip rely.
Meredith Roberts, govt vp of Tv Animation at Disney Branded Tv, stated, “Swampy is likely one of the brightest creators in animation, and amongst his many passions is connecting and collaborating with inventive folks, whether or not it is by way of writing, animation design, directing, music or appearing. He regularly elevates their artistry, in addition to his personal, to inform the larger and extra entertaining tales for international audiences. We’re thrilled to be persevering with our partnership and sit up for a protracted and thrilling street forward.”
A musician, animator, author, producer, director, and voice actor (together with the voice of the Main Francis Monogram in Phineas and Ferb), Marsh, together with Povenmire, wrote greater than 450 unique songs encompassing pop, rock, swing, and jazz for the franchise. As well as, he voice-directed many performances by the Phineas and Ferb most important forged. He delivered an array of guest-starring musicians and actors, together with the GRAMMY-nominated artists Bowling for Soup (who recorded the present’s iconic theme music).
Marsh is at present producing a beforehand introduced sequence for preschoolers, Hey A.J., from his Browsing Big Studios in affiliation with Disney Junior. The present is predicated on books by Tremendous Bowl champion Martellus Bennett, who additionally stars within the journey/comedy sequence’ voice forged. Marsh, Bennett, and Michael Hodges govt produce.
Alyssa Sapire, senior vp of Growth, Sequence and Technique for Disney Junior, added, “Swampy is a multihyphenate expertise bringing excellence to Hey A.J., a playful, music-filled sequence that represents what’s most pricey to him — household — and a relatable, optimistic portrayal of a kid and her mother and father, a stay-at-home father, and small enterprise proprietor mom. With each step, we’re much more elated with the collaboration of Swampy’s inventive staff and sit up for delivering a present that can entertain our younger viewers and their mother and father too.”
Marsh’s credit embody Postman Pat and Bounty Hamster (London). He additionally labored for Hanna Barbera, Klasky Csupo, and on greater than six seasons of The Simpsons. As well as, he was a author and director on Rocko’s Trendy Life and labored as a storyboard artist and designer on King of the Hill. Alongside Povenmire, he created and executive-produced Disney Channel’s animated sequence Milo Murphy’s Legislation.
Phineas and Ferb formally premiered in January 2008 and have become tv’s #1 animated TV sequence of 2009 amongst Tweens 9-14, constructing to #1 amongst Youngsters 6-11 and Tweens 9-14 in 2011. The primary of two tv films it impressed, Phineas and Ferb: Throughout the 2nd Dimension, ranked in TV’s High 2 films for 2011. Extra lately, Marsh developed Pete the Cat, an animated sequence for Prime Video primarily based on the youngsters’s e-book sequence.
Marsh is represented by Kelly Calder and Donna Felten at Pure Expertise, Inc.
Supply: Disney Branded Tv
Debbie Diamond Sarto is information editor at Animation World Community.