January 30, 2014
Brian, Dan and Danielle (with an original "Spongebob and Squidward" by Povenmire on the wall)
We're back for 2014 with our biggest, most A-list guest yet! Not gonna lie. We feel like big shots, because we actually booked him through a publicist. That's right, folks, our guest has people. As in, "call my people." So we called his people, and he showed up!
Get ready for fun, because in this episode, you'll meet one of the creative geniuses behind Disney Channel's mega-hit show Phineas and Ferb, our longtime friend Dan Povenmire.
We go back in time with our college pal Dan to reminisce about our salad-days, when he was the beloved cartoonist for the USC Daily Trojan, selling his homemade books at the campus craft fairs and playing in a band called Keep Left. In our freewheeling interview, Dan shares how drawing those early comic strips and playing in that band helped set the stage for the animation powerhouse he is today.
You'll hear about Dan's forays into music and film, but best of all, you'll learn about his rise to animation stardom--from his stints at The Simpsons, Family Guy, Spongebob Squarepants and Rocko's Modern Life, to co-developing Phineas and Ferb, on which he also voices the delightfully evil character of Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz. (And yes, you might even hear from Doof on the podcast, too!)
Find out how Dan and co-creator Jeff "Swampy" Marsh pitched the P&F pilot, and what is was like the first time Dan saw all the licensed toys in stores. He even shares a fun story about texting Slash. Yep, that Slash.
Sit back and enjoy our talk with Dan. We know you'll find him as funny, talented and friendly as we do, and you'll be cheering for his meteoric success right along with us.