The Disney and Marvel crossovers have been surprisingly quite since their coming together back in 2009; the movies have done pretty well and the Marvel block on Disney XD is good but we still haven’t seen Disney characters and Marvel characters coming together to fight crime and sing songs, until now.
Well, now as in a preview for summer 2013.
The children’s show Phineas and Ferb, one of the most popular shows on the Disney channel right now, will feature some of the biggest Marvel characters in a 2013 event, Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel. Something about space, an evil scientist, and a platypus (so yeah, sounds pretty good).
In “Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel,” Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor and Hulk enter Danville after Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s latest “inator” scheme accidentally removes their powers and immobilizes them. Now it’s up to Phineas and Ferb to team up with the Marvel super heroes to help them regain their powers and defeat Marvel super villains Red Skull, Whiplash, Venom and M.O.D.O.K., who are working together with Dr. Doofenshmirtz to use his power-draining technology to create mayhem.
Anyone who’s watched Phineas and Ferb can attest to how great this could end up being, the show is pretty funny. I mean I don’t know about Rocko’s Modern Life or Rugrats funny, but it’s funny.
And as Wired.com mentioned, while this isn’t technically the first time Disney and Marvel characters have met up since the purchase (first time was on an online role-playing game, Club Penguin) this will be the first “animated production crossover” and if successful it should lead to more, and I’m sure it’ll be successful.
Probably my favorite part of the whole thing so far, other than the M.O.D.O.K. appearance, is seeing characters reading actual physical comics. A show aimed at kids showing kids reading single issues. Big win.
How cool would a Phineas and Ferb free comic book day issue be? It could happen.
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