great article from Fast Company magazine about the show as a business and how the quality and creativity of the series helps the merchandising section as Disney plans to grow the series into its next franchise. Besides a top Disney Channel exec comparing the series to Curb Your Enthusiasm in terms of humor style, writer Adam Bluestein rightfully puts the strange-headed stepbrothers as the latest of all-ages animated entertainment alongside Bugs Bunny, Bullwinkle, Homer, Ren and Stimpy, Pinky and the Brain, and SpongeBob (the latter of whom Disney is hoping these boys can outperform and appear to be on track to doing so). I'm no trend analyst, but it looks like 2011 is going to be the Year of Phineas and Ferb, and this article only helps to confirm my prediction.
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