Following news that Phineas and Ferb will hit the silver screen in 2013, the Disney animated TV series has been renewed for a fourth season.
A production of Disney Television Animation, Phineas and Ferb, currently the number-one animated series in the US among kids ages six to 11 and nine to 14, will have new episodes rolling out through 2014. Upcoming episodes include a musical featuring the one-hit wonder Phineas and the Ferb-tones, a winter vacation special featuring seasonal sports and a New Year’s celebration.
It’s clear the series is entering mega-franchise territory to the likes of High School Musical as it extends to additional platforms and countries. In July, Phineas and Ferb premiered on China’s CCTV and reached 145 million total viewers in its first six weeks. Its latest offshoot, the Disney Channel Original Movie Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension, broke cable telecast records in the US and just recently broke Disney Channel ratings records in India, Japan and France.
The show’s success has already created opportunities for other Disney divisions including Disney Interactive Studios (Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS and Sony PlayStation 3 video games), Walt Disney Records (soundtracks), Disney Consumer Products (toys/consumer electronics, apparel, accessories, food, health and beauty items), Disney Publishing (more than five million books, comics and a magazine in 45 countries), Walt Disney Studios Distribution (DVDs), Disney Parks and Resorts and Disney Theatrical Group (a live stage show).