"Phineas and Ferb" is one of the coolest shows released by Disney. It's adored by kids of all ages worldwide. While browsing through Phineas and Ferb songs on YouTube (as part of my "letting go" and "saying goodbye" ritual) I stumbled upon two old behind-the-scenes takes on the "Phineas and Ferb" animation production!
One of the most unforgettable features (and most loved ones) of "Phineas and Ferb" would be their songs. Songs for each episode don't only complement the story, but they also share fun facts (regardless if it's about the show or not) that you probably didn't know. Just take the "A.G.L.E.T." as an example. Bet you didn't know what the tip of your shoelace was called until they released the episode.
(video: A.G.L.E.T. music video)
"Phineas and Ferb" songs are so catchy even adults enjoy it! Lyrics have just the right amount of humor and meaningless lyrics to catch anyone's attention (well, they're not totally meaningless. They actually make sense, and they tell a story!).
To be honest, their songs are always my siblings' and my jam (PS: ...we're not kids). We never get tired of Phineas and Ferb songs. Is this some kind of hypnosis? Is Dr. Doofenshmirtz behind all these?
Okay, maybe you can say Dr. Doofenshmirtz is behind these catchy songs but he's not alone! Major Monogram is behind it too! Did you know? These songs, that we come to know and love, are composed by a group of four talented men, namely, co-creators Dan Povenmire (voice of Dr. Doofenshmirtz) and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh (voice of Major Monogram), Martin Olson (Writer), and Jon Colton Barry (Writer/Storyboard Artist).
The team gets to finish writing the lyrics and melody of a song in precisely an hour. Watch the video below and see for yourself!
(Songwriting Process) "Keep on Buildin' : A Jam Session with the 'Phineas and Ferb' Creators
Aside from the songwriting process, the co-creators also shared how "Phineas and Ferb" animation production happens. Just like any other Phineas and Ferb episode, everything is best explained through song! In 2011, Disney XD UK released this video on their YouTube channel. Check out how they tell the entire process in "Animatin'" rap video.
(Animation Production) Animatin' Rap Video
Now that's how you tell a story through song!
A lot of people will surely miss this great show. As "Phineas and Ferb" wrap it up, a new cartoon will make its way to Disney. Co-Creators will serve up a new show called "Mikey Murphy's Law" scheduled to premiere in 2017.
Now go make your summer cool! After all, summer belongs to you! Make it cooler with this song playing in the background. Or any other Phineas and Ferb song really. Everything's better with Phineas and Ferb songs! And Perry. Say, where's Perry?
Still hoping that there'd be a sequel where Phineas and Ferb will finally go to school. (Please, please, please make a sequel!)