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Marvel characters to appear on Phineas and Ferb

Leah Zanolla | Posted: Jul 14, 2012 | Updated: Oct 19, 2014 - 9:25:27 AM
For the first time, Disney characters will appear on TV together with Marvel characters. In summer 2013, the Disney Channel will premiere an animated special called "Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel." According to the New York Times, the plotline of the show is that "Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man and Hulk arrive in town after their powers are accidentally removed by the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz. Phineas and Ferb come to the rescue, and they work together to defeat some meddling Marvel villains, including Red Skull, Whiplash and Venom."

In 2009, the Walt Disney Co. purchased Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion, and we're just now starting to see the Marvel characters start to arrive on the Disney scene. The Disney XD channel began showing Marvel cartoons in April and in June, Club Penguin online started offering Avengers costumes for the penguin avatars. Disney has also confirmed that an animated Marvel movie is in development, featuring superheroes Sunfire, Hiro, Honey Lemon, Baymax, and Go-Go Tamago. There are no Marvel characters in the Disney theme parks as of yet, but Disney's CEO Bob Iger has mentioned that this is something he would like to see changed.