Dan Povenmire, co-creator of Phineas and Ferb, points out that the TV movie in the series has the same styling as the MCU’s first team-up film.
Phineas and Ferb co-creator Dan Povenmire may have inspired the 2012s The Avengers, given that the similarities between the two properties are troubling.
Before the Avengers marked the sixth film released for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, viewers were enjoying 104 days of summer vacation with Phineas and Ferb on Disney Channel. The original series ran for four seasons between 2007 and 2015, releasing a TV movie titled Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Through the 2nd Dimension in 2011. The film featured a climactic final battle that was reminiscent of almost all of the animated series’ best moments and creations, but Povenmire has now pointed out in a TikTok video that it is also very similar to the Battle for New York in 2011. The Avengers, which came out almost a year later.
Here are his full thoughts
“Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension” was released a year before “The Avengers”. Both are Disney productions pic.twitter.com/hWoYUKVAfp
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In a video originally posted to Povenmire’s TikTok (@danpovenmire) on November 30, 2021, the creator and voice actor recounts a final battle of “oddly shaped” buildings, devices opening portals for mechanized enemies to cross, heroes coming together to stop the threat and more, all interspersed with clips from The Avengers. In a comic twist, Povenmire then said: “Not this film, this film”, again giving his analysis but with scenes from Through the 2nd dimension playing. He then jokes at the end, “I’m just saying we did it a year ago.”
Through the 2nd dimension originally aired on August 5, 2011, with The Avengers released in theaters May 4, 2012. Both properties are owned by Disney and have launched a larger universe beyond a single movie or series.
Although Phineas and Ferbthe TV broadcast of ended, the show started a spin-off, Milo Murphy’s Law, which ran from 2016 to 2019, as well as the 2020 film Phineas and Ferb the movie: Candace against the universe, which won an Emmy for Povenmire and the Film’s Writers for “Outstanding Writing Team for a Daytime Animation Program” in 2021. During that time, the MCU has seen 27 Disney + films and five series so far. , with Marvel Studios pushing for its recent film, Spider-Man: No Path Home, to receive a nomination for Best Picture in 2022.
Povenmire garnered a massive TikTok following of 5.3million followers, where in addition to the discussed comparison between films, he tells behind-the-scenes stories of working on Phineas and Ferb and made other videos of original content. He closed his Avengers/Through the 2nd dimension analysis reminding fans that they can find both films on the Disney + streaming service, which also houses Phineas and Ferb, Milo Murphy’s Law and many other Marvel projects both inside and outside the MCU, such as Hawk Eye, which released its finale last December.
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