Dan & Swampy redefined animation for Gen Z via Phineas and Ferb & Milo Murphy’s positivity & ingenuity! With Candace Against the Universe & Disney+ on the way, we’ll talk crossover secrets, timelines, and animation industry changes! Every fan of Phineas and Ferb, Milo Murphy’s Law, Pete the Cat, and animation in general will see something special in this one! We’ll even get into some talk about earlier projects Dan and Swampy worked on, such as The Simpsons and Family Guy! There’s a bit of backstory to why this interview was so important!
We can’t even being to tell you how infinitely MeGa-Special this interview is to us! This is the 10 Year Anniversary of our very first interview with Dan Povenmire and Swampy Marsh. Back in February, 2009, 8 year-old Piper Reese, on her 2nd day in LA, made her first trip to the Walt Disney Animations studios to do an interview at Phineas and Ferb’s headquarters in the Frank G. Wells building on the Disney Studios lot. After a smile from Courtney Thorne Smith on the way into the building, Piper was greeted by every single member of the Phineas and Ferb team. She was treated like a visiting princess (everyone there knew her name when she arrived). Dan and Swampy took the time to answer every question, show her all around their studio, and introduce her to every person she walked by. Dan explained the animation process and showed her his earliest sketches for Phineas and Ferb. Swampy showed his his shark-chomped Phineas & Ferb surfboard. They even gave her a tour around the Disney Studios Lot and through the special underground passageway where Walt had animators carry their hand-drawn cells to keep them safe from the elements. In our 12+ year history, it’s still at the top of our list of special days.
Every time we’ve seen Dan or Swampy, they’ve taken the time to do an interview or ask how she’s doing. In an Industry that can be rough (to say the least), Dan and Swampy have been two shining examples of great people who love what they do and have constantly reminded us of the good side of the entertainment Industry. At an early age, Piper got a great sense for how the animation side of the Industry can often be a very special and different end of the business. We’ve seen that repeat through the years with others in the animation field, whether we’ve been at Disney Animation, Nickelodeon, or Dreamworks. There’s something different that isn’t always as easy to recognize in the live-action side.
So, flash forward to 10 years later. It’s been years since we’ve had a chance to interview Dan and Swampy together (the last one was probably on the red carpet at the Phineas and Ferb Across the 2nd Dimension premiere). With ten years having passed since the first one and the success that Phineas and Ferb went on to, we really wanted to do a new interview and give a little extra focus on Dan and Swampy themselves in addition to getting into details about Phineas and Ferb and Milo Murphy’s Law and Surfer Jack Productions, Swampy’s own production company that is producing an animated version of the Pete the Cat book series on Amazon.
For this one, we did an intro on the spot at the studio instead of a separate recording. We’ve got some graphic and sound thrown in, but this interview is about the shows, answering some fangirl/fanboy questions, learning about animation, and sharing the visit with you guys!
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