Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel and the D23 Waffle-inatorWhit Honea
I’m a simple man. I like my Tri-State areas full of backstory and promise, my superheroes strong and powerful, and my waffles on a plate. Why change what isn’t broken?
And then Dr. Doofenshmirtz got involved.
This Friday, August 16, is the Disney Channel premiere of Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel, and everything I have ever known has been rocked. To. The. Core. But mostly that part about the waffles.
My boys and I attended a press screening of Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel a few weeks ago, and we got to spend some time with the cast. They seemed normal enough.
What we learned: Thor (Travis Willingham) explained the civic responsibility of paying parking tickets for a hammer; Iron Man (Adrian Pasdar) taught my boys how to properly initiate a high-five; and Hulk (Fred Tatasciore) encouraged safety while smashing. The takeaway content was amazing. (All three of the gentlemen mentioned also star in Marvel’s Avengers Assemble!)
We also met with the Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh (above), the creators of Phineas and Ferb, who a) confirmed that there will be a Phineas and Ferb crossover with Star Wars airing next summer, and b) assured us (semi-spoiler) that Baljeet will be okay—he goes through some stuff in Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel. It’s tough to be a tween.
And so it was that my family showed up at Disney’s D23 Expo (held last weekend in Anaheim) and found ourselves poised on the edge of breakfast, for there at the base of the Doofenshmirtz Evil, Inc. building was not one, but four (4) Waffle-inators, and it looked something like this:
There were pharmacists everywhere.
My boys took a turn shooting waffles at the various characters in an attempt to move Phineas and Ferb up the building to save Agent P from certain doom. Doom, I tell you! And they had a blast. While blasting. It’s all so meta.
I will never think of waffles in the same way again, and Dr. Doofenshmirtz, if you’re reading this, I would be happy to take a slightly used Waffle-inator off your evil hands. Also, any Coffee-inator that you may be working on.
Watch Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel on August 16, and mark your calendars for the extras-packed DVD to be released on October 1, 2013!
Check out the Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel website for fun games and activities!