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The First Phineas Drawing

  • Published on Jan 15, 2022
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  • Youtube Songs
    Youtube Songs 3 months ago +6239

    The person who gave him that crayon created memories for a whole generation

  • berry
    berry 3 months ago +2703

    "I didn't just trip and fall with a pencil"

    • Phoenix of the Stars
      Phoenix of the Stars 23 days ago

      It was a crayon!

    • starbursted
      starbursted Month ago

      Nope with a crayon

    • Box
      Box Month ago

      Yeah it was a crayon

    • Cuddle Queen
      Cuddle Queen Month ago +1

      Oh no

    • Page
      Page Month ago

      I tripped and fell with a pencil...
      It went up my foot and now I have a scar there.

  • bread 23
    bread 23 4 months ago +4116

    I like to imagine Dan tripping with a pencil and catching himself with the pencil tip on a piece of paper, and then proceeded to draw Phineas in extreme detail

    • Orange Nostril
      Orange Nostril Month ago

      @Charlie Kowitt Music 🤦

    • Charlie Kowitt Music
      Charlie Kowitt Music Month ago

      @Orange Nostril Uhh.. I think you’re taking this a little too seriously kiddo.
      Peace lol ✌️

    • Orange Nostril
      Orange Nostril Month ago

      @Charlie Kowitt Music bruhh imagine making a joke and someone's like "incorrect, I didn't guess the punchline" 😳

    • Charlie Kowitt Music
      Charlie Kowitt Music Month ago

      @Orange Nostril In other words, hundreds of us expected the joke to end one way. And the OP veered at the last second. The other guy wrote what we were ALL thinking, Bruh.

    • Orange Nostril
      Orange Nostril Month ago

      @Charlie Kowitt Music "correct joke" bruh

  • Pissa
    Pissa 3 months ago +954

    I love the fact that Phineas just acted scared or anxious in one episode, and in Dan's napkin it looks like he's having a panic attack💀

  • R. Rodriguez
    R. Rodriguez 4 months ago +634

    You have to appreciate people like Dan. He's a real go-getter. While he was developing this idea that would become one of the best kid's shows of all time a lot of people were letting life go by day after day never reaching out for something better. I mean, myself for example, in 1993 I wasn't doing anything with my life. Heck. The only thing I did that year was be born. Man, if only I had that time back.

    • Shan Ali
      Shan Ali 3 months ago +2

      Same except i did not exist

    • Elaina Deeter
      Elaina Deeter 3 months ago +9

      I didn't do much either, except for not existing yet.

    • ToonTerraMine Gamer
      ToonTerraMine Gamer 3 months ago +12

      I wasn’t doing anything either. Because there was no me to be doing things in the first place.

    • Iggy Stardust
      Iggy Stardust 4 months ago +15

      Eyyy I was just like you in 1993… not doing shit with my life… except for being born lol

    • BestOfAllTheGeeks
      BestOfAllTheGeeks 4 months ago +25


  • Nique Tube
    Nique Tube 4 months ago +46

    I love when the artist/creator can debunk what people think they are soooo smart about and spit out these “facts” lol love your work Dan!!

  • MadChickenPictures
    MadChickenPictures 4 months ago +161

    I like the dark circles around phineas's eyes. It gives him a dark edgy look

    • Axeeco
      Axeeco 2 months ago +6

      @ElectrikStatik I see you like using question marks

    • ElectrikStatik
      ElectrikStatik 3 months ago +1

      I'm sorry, but your comment makes no sense????????

    • Silver knight
      Silver knight 3 months ago +5

      Look up phineas sing 21 guns

  • Eyeluvver Butterdogsheds
    Eyeluvver Butterdogsheds 3 months ago +15

    The fact he has that very doodle framed in his house is AMAZING. I love this guy.

  • Mister Rhombus
    Mister Rhombus 4 months ago +26864

    Designs first started in 1993, The first episode aired in 2007. Never give up even if it takes years!

    • Schizniit
      Schizniit 14 days ago


    • Max Bunny
      Max Bunny Month ago

      That would be 13 years, because it was accepted by Disney and officially began production late 2006.

    • black hole i guess
      black hole i guess 2 months ago +1

      @Wuvumgywgy ! right now, i do paper comics with this little dude, basically in the art style of object shows
      he's a pumpkin with limbs named Jack O. yes, Jack-O Landern. planning to make a game (first), then show (2nd) in like 2030 or some sh*t if we survive. Kinda like Cuphead.

    • Valhatan
      Valhatan 2 months ago

      @Eljay MenesesLeonardo DaVinci took a whole 12 years or 4 years to complete Monalisa, not because procrastinating but because he was a slow worker and put effort on thought. A prove that art need time not to rush.
      Edit: idk who i originally wrote this for.

    • Wuvumgywgy !
      Wuvumgywgy ! 3 months ago

      @NicDoesDumbThings I mean im making little comics in my sketchbook with those characters, so thats practice ig. But thanks for the advice.

  • bowen voowy
    bowen voowy 4 months ago +252

    So glad you created these characters! My children have enjoyed this show immensely and it has become a huge part of their happy childhood memories 🥰

  • Will Reese
    Will Reese 4 months ago +80

    I'm really convinced everyone has great ideas throughout there life that could make a significant impact on the world but the difference between people who are successful and notable and those who aren't has mostly to do with follow through and commitment. Just imagine how easy it would've been for him to be like "huh cool charactr" then throw it away and proceed about his day. That great series would've never been born and we'd never know who he is. Imagine how many great concepts, stories, and ideas are thought up and thrown away.

  • Sylva Lane
    Sylva Lane 2 months ago +5

    Wow, Dan is really trying to cover up how he tripped and accidentally drew Phineas on the ground as he tried to stand up

  • Braeden Arndt
    Braeden Arndt 3 months ago +3

    you're such a wholesome guy! thanks for making everyone's days brighter!

  • Gibzy
    Gibzy 3 months ago +1

    I love how some of the best cartoons in history came from this man, and they all come at unexpected times

  • Joanna
    Joanna 4 months ago

    I LOVE that you have that first conceptual doodle framed, that’s such a timepiece

  • Williamlux
    Williamlux 3 months ago

    A great childhood based around a doodle, amazing show and it will always hold a place in my heart

  • 𝙴𝚗𝚍𝚎𝚛𝙳𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚖𝚜

    When you randomly draw geometric shapes then they sculpt an entire generation

  • David Garcia
    David Garcia 4 months ago

    I love this, thank you for sharing this with us !!!

  • P H
    P H 3 months ago

    Hands down one of my family's favorite shows of all time as a parent I can sing these songs 😂

  • BladeRain47
    BladeRain47 4 months ago

    Hey Dan I've always been curious. How did you come to the color scheme for Phineas and Ferb as characters?

  • Oana Moldoveanu
    Oana Moldoveanu 3 months ago

    OMG that tutorial is SO OLD!!! I stumbled upon it when I was a child and tried to learn how to draw Phineas from it!!! You unlocked a memory I forgot I had!!

  • 8-Pit
    8-Pit 4 months ago +7353

    "He drew him by accident"
    Dan: "OH FUCK I did it again"

  • Dharampaul Singh
    Dharampaul Singh 3 months ago

    Thank you for creating these characters! I still love that show and I'm almost 40

  • DonutHole
    DonutHole 4 months ago +1

    Phineas and Ferb is one of my favorite shows, thanks Dan

  • seiom jvony
    seiom jvony 3 months ago

    Absolute legend. Im sure I owe this show all my creativity

  • Skippy
    Skippy 3 months ago

    You truly created one of the best childhood cartoons of my life. Thanks to you.

  • Pikapetey Animations
    Pikapetey Animations 4 months ago +53971

    Thank you for debunking these "fun facts" tiktokers. They barely do any research and spitball Wikipedia at people.

    • Mirsty
      Mirsty 16 days ago

      it was semi an accident

    • werwerqweqwe
      werwerqweqwe 2 months ago

      @Verified You can't. Try doing it yourself, and see whether your edits are ever even published.

    • Paul Martin
      Paul Martin 2 months ago

      @Verified People can counter edit for false information. It's meant to be an overview for basic information.

  • RogueJyn
    RogueJyn 2 months ago +3

    All it takes is a person giving someone a crayon and it'll make memories for future generations

  • Hanif the Fish
    Hanif the Fish 3 months ago +35

    "So how did you create this fantastic show?"
    "Oh, it was an accident!"

  • Kaiden Hoffman
    Kaiden Hoffman 2 months ago +6

    I just love how you made the show and yet you voice the villain

  • alys
    alys 4 months ago

    i hope you know, that this show was my childhood. i appreciate you so much dan!

  • Derpy_hooves234
    Derpy_hooves234 3 months ago +1

    Im glad he was doodling those characters cause if he didn’t we wouldn’t have such a awesome/amazing show

  • Cassie
    Cassie 4 months ago

    So glad you created these characters! My children have enjoyed this show immensely and it has become a huge part of their happy childhood memories 🥰

  • Harry Highflyer
    Harry Highflyer 4 months ago

    Love coming across this.. this show was one my favourite shows as a kid 👏

  • CantPayMyHospitalBill
    CantPayMyHospitalBill 3 months ago

    This guy made my childhood. And made me the person I am today. Thank you.

  • Rowan404
    Rowan404 4 months ago +1719

    That's incredible! 1993! I wasn't even born yet! Honestly, I'm sort of glad the show wasn't aired until so much later because then, I was able to enjoy it during my childhood!

    • Unit 02
      Unit 02 4 months ago

      @Rowan404 just kidding but seriously, I’m not that old..I’m on the youngest side of that spectrum but I’m far from being a kid anymore. I suggested you have some alternative to make money because I was like you too, and if I had gotten used to doing uncomfortable things like working retail instead of telling myself I was too good for any of that, I wouldn’t be in the situation I’m in now, which is unemployed and still living off my parents. There were a lot of painful years where I had basically no money. You should avoid that lol.

    • Rowan404
      Rowan404 4 months ago

      @Unit 02 My parents are my benefactors. I don't really care about financial independence as my parents are still alive and well and I have a good relationship with them. They had some money set aside for me to go to college, but, since I'm not going to, that's just more for my inheritance! They'll even let me inherit my childhood home once I save up $10,000. Speaking of inheritance, my great grandma died when I was 4 and left me $5000, and I'll have access to that and interest when I turn 18 in about 3 months.
      However, I am still working on a temporary way to make money. As I said, I don't like being bossed around, so I wouldn't want to work a traditional part-time job (customer service in particular would be a nightmare for me as I would then be bossed around by customers too), but I'm working on a demo reel in hopes of landing a few small voice acting gigs.
      Anyways, I'm curious: What do you do for a living? Do you have a college degree, seeing as you're a millennial?

    • Unit 02
      Unit 02 4 months ago

      @Rowan404 I would recommend you get a part time job at least just to help you like, survive…unless you have a benefactor in which case, great. But the sooner you have financial independence from your family the better

    • Unit 02
      Unit 02 4 months ago

      @Rowan404 I didn’t say you were, just people your age. And it’s not a recommendation either. If you have the vision to make your dreams come true then go for it. There are so many ways to go about it nowadays.

    MICHAEL KEVIN GIL 3 months ago

    If I could time travel, I would love to see him doodle this out, the birth of one of my fav tv shows as a kid, life is getting harder and sometimes I wish I could go back, I never will but this reminds me of simpler times

  • The Surrealist
    The Surrealist 4 months ago +5

    I like how the first few expression you decided to give Phineas was “WAAAAAAAH!”

  • Owen Giordano
    Owen Giordano 3 months ago

    Any words in any language can express my gratitude for what you did. You made my childhood wonderful. I absolutely loved the new movie. Wonderful.

  • Liam Krumnow
    Liam Krumnow 3 months ago

    Wow, it's interesting to know that the idea of Phineas and Ferb came around over 10 years before the show came out!

  • CrimsonTheOriginal
    CrimsonTheOriginal 4 months ago +1558

    The coolest part of this is knowing you frame your doodles that inspire these amazing things. It’s cool to know that history is preserved somewhere

  • Loki iktomi
    Loki iktomi 4 months ago

    It’s awesome to see this stuff…. Your show was a big part of my childhood….

  • The Renaissance
    The Renaissance 3 months ago

    I like how he framed and kept his own original drawings of his own show’s characters …

  • Jesse Torres
    Jesse Torres 3 months ago

    It's absolutely insane to me how long Phineas and Ferb existed as a concept before becoming a real show. The show premiered when I was 9, but these drawings were done before I was even born

  • Ben Tatum
    Ben Tatum 3 months ago

    your show was literally my childhood. keep up the good work!

  • dewoiski
    dewoiski 4 months ago +3182

    I love how the first guy just dismiss all your process of creation by calling it an accident! Some people baffles me!

    • Godzilla
      Godzilla 4 months ago +3

      I mean it wasn't on purpose I guess lol
      But I dislike those kinda videos so NO POINTS!

    • gray’s kinda blue
      gray’s kinda blue 4 months ago +31

      I don’t think he was intentionally dismissing it, I think it likely wasn’t worded the best. I took it more as “one of the most recognizable cartoon characters of our generation wasn’t originally drawn with that purpose” which is pretty rad, and makes me slightly more hopeful about projects I’ve got laying around I don’t really have a plan for - some of the best things weren’t made with a clear plan.

    • belgium comics
      belgium comics 4 months ago +38

      Its like saying Einstein came up with his theory of general relativity by spilling his coffee on a chalkboard or something.

    • Sarude Danstorm
      Sarude Danstorm 4 months ago +65

      @automatic captions The prevalence of "tik tok experts" sets a terrible precedent in just about everything they do.

  • MaryNuky
    MaryNuky 2 months ago +1

    Tbh, the best artwork ive ever created was in those resturant papers, they always looks awesome

  • coolkitten67
    coolkitten67 2 months ago

    the way that one drawing of phineas expresses more emotion than he does in the whole series

  • kim rowan
    kim rowan 2 months ago

    I could never tell you enough how much I looooooved "Phineas and Ferb"💕💕💕

  • S3RENI7Y
    S3RENI7Y 3 months ago

    Respectfully debunks false information, also gives out legitimately interesting insight. Good Video!

  • Jrsonic_yt Animations
    Jrsonic_yt Animations 4 months ago +8418

    Tbh dan should have made that skit him tripping and falling and make like some really good art

    • Taterds
      Taterds 4 months ago +1

      He would trip on a perry plushie like when candace tripped on perry

    • DriedLeaf
      DriedLeaf 4 months ago +2

      @High Definition a triangle boy who was a main character in one of the most iconic cartoon shows

    • J0aqu¡n XD
      J0aqu¡n XD 4 months ago +3

      When you roll a 20 on a fall

    • High Definition
      High Definition 4 months ago +1

      It's alright, I mean it's just a triangle boi

  • Haulics
    Haulics 4 months ago

    I watched every episode and movie of this and I loved it so much I would always run home after school and watch it when ever it’s on!

  • JustAPrankBro
    JustAPrankBro 2 months ago +2

    "Hey bro, what do you wanna steal in this guy's house?"
    "W-what?!, A Drawing that is 20% broken?"

  • opzz xsin
    opzz xsin 4 months ago +1

    The coolest part of this is knowing you frame your doodles that inspire these amazing things. It’s cool to know that history is preserved somewhere

  • Gabriel Gandi Goesantoso
    Gabriel Gandi Goesantoso 3 months ago +15

    "There's no such thing as mistakes, just happy lil accidents~"
    Dan: It was not an accident, I didn't trip, I didn't fall...
    Me: :v ok sir

  • hunterkiller1440
    hunterkiller1440 4 months ago +22170

    I've always thought that design looked like a corn chip. I knew the creator was hungry.

  • River Blanchard
    River Blanchard 2 months ago +1

    Dan I hope you know how much we all appreciate you

  • Monky D. Garp
    Monky D. Garp 3 months ago

    Thank you for made my childhood memorable ❤️❤️

  • Braylon614
    Braylon614 3 months ago

    I love the show I have watched over 100 times. I went to sleep to it every night during elementary school. So thank you for making a great show. 😊😊😊

  • Max Bunny
    Max Bunny Month ago

    "That was like 1993 so that was a while ago."
    Doesn't that mean he spent 13 years pitching the show before it got accepted by Disney? A lot of online sources say it was 16 years. (Of course, that could be another online theory that Dan is debunking.)

  • AnAverage AnimeViewer
    AnAverage AnimeViewer 4 months ago +2627

    That truly is a “hey Ferb, I know what we’re gonna do today” moment.

    • connor perkins
      connor perkins 4 months ago

      "... we are going to exist"

    • Shticky
      Shticky 4 months ago +2

      *_"Hey bro I this is gonna make us famous I swear!!"_*

    • Knight Slayer
      Knight Slayer 4 months ago +3

      "Hey Swampy, I know what we're gonna do today"

    • shutupburntspud
      shutupburntspud 4 months ago +13

      There's a hundred and four days of summer vacation, and school comes along just to end it! so the annual problem for our generation is finding a good way to spend it, like maybe!
      Building a rocket, or fighting a mummy, or climbing up the Eiffel Tower. Discovering something that doesn't exist, hey! or giving a monkey a shower. Surfing tidal waves, creating nanobots, and locating Frankenstein's brain, its over here! Finding a dodo bird, painting a continent, and driving your sister insane, PHiniaS! As you can see, there's a whole lot of stuff to do before school starts this fall, so stick with us cus Phineas and Ferb are going to do it aaall.
      So stick with us cus Phineas and Ferb are going to do it aall. "MO-OM, Phineas and Ferb are making a title sequence!"

    • Eikom Dutta
      Eikom Dutta 4 months ago +6

      I heard the jingle too I can’t-

  • Wolf Miggins
    Wolf Miggins 3 months ago

    This man is just an absolute legend he is so talented like jeez

  • AQHA Bentley
    AQHA Bentley 4 months ago

    So you created my whole childhood from a doodle? Thank you.

  • 661 Choppin
    661 Choppin 4 months ago

    The perspective is insightful, thanks man. I’m not an artist in that way. But sounds like sometimes your work can take time to flourish and sometimes ideas simply flourish. While waiting for food sometimes, hmm.
    Back to cutting. ;(

  • MaxIsLate
    MaxIsLate 4 months ago

    Thank you for creating this master piece

  • big man for big problems

    You know I got it sir I have a lot of respect for you I watched your show going up a lot as a kid I was born in 2004 and you know as a kid and the show was pretty dope and going back and watching it now that I'm older it's still pretty awesome he's 104 days and summer vacation I'll tell you how I'm spending them I'm binge watching all the original seasons of Phineas and Ferb you remind me of a modern Walt Disney just want to thank you for all the awesome memories and have a chill summer vacation dude

  • Alex Jay Sage McBurney
    Alex Jay Sage McBurney 3 months ago

    That’s awesome that you still have the original drawings!!

  • MCK John
    MCK John 4 months ago

    Thank you sir you literally made my childhood with this show

  • Just Because
    Just Because 4 months ago

    This man is cool. Almost feels like my granpa telling me stories ..

  • Cindy Dott
    Cindy Dott 4 months ago +182

    I love how Dan gives us these insights on his creative process.

  • minij hooi
    minij hooi 4 months ago

    So glad you created these characters! My children have enjoyed this show immensely and it has become a huge part of their happy childhood memories

  • YoDaddy
    YoDaddy 4 months ago

    Thank you. You made my childhood better. ❤️

  • Chase Burroughs
    Chase Burroughs 4 months ago

    Took 14 years for it to get the pilot out? That’s some discipline and dedication on the creators side of the show. Aka this guy, Dan Povenmire.. Nice work brother! I love this side of social media, how these “creators” can go onto make these small clips, now we have this clip to have Reference as to when how and even wear that it was created, so we got it from the horses mouth as they say.

  • CrispTomato94
    CrispTomato94 3 months ago

    The funniest part to me is that there’s a restaurant that gives out crayons and paper to their adult patrons. Honestly a pretty cool idea I wish more places did that.

  • Lolmanboss
    Lolmanboss 2 months ago +5

    You where like:" Dan, i know what we're gonna do today!"

  • aldo lowe
    aldo lowe 4 months ago

    Love how animators will tell the real story lol

  • Nosebleed de Groselha
    Nosebleed de Groselha 4 months ago

    I like thinking about stuff like this when I see people being so gatekeepey on how you have to plan and structure your stories and develop your characters. You don’t need to pull out a character template every time you create a character if that doesn’t work for you. Sometimes great ideas come from unexpected places like this.

    • opzz xsin
      opzz xsin 4 months ago

      This cartoon didn’t come out in 1993 it actually taken that long for a show to get approved

  • Jordan Kivi
    Jordan Kivi 3 months ago

    By far my favorite show growing up my man... super underrated show

  • Auralia aurita
    Auralia aurita 4 months ago +273

    I love it when you create a character design and then end up liking the design so much that they somehow acquire personalities.

  • Stealthjs
    Stealthjs 3 months ago

    O7 thank you for saving our childhoods you’re a legend

  • Michael Eissler
    Michael Eissler 3 months ago

    Thanks for a sweet ass show to grow up on, ur the man we all didn’t know we ❤️

  • Jade Colebank
    Jade Colebank 3 months ago

    I love Dan Povenmire so much. He's so wholesome.

  • FMFOR5
    FMFOR5 3 months ago

    Thank you for giving us a fun fact about our childhood!

  • Buster bunz 97
    Buster bunz 97 4 months ago +1

    It’s always funny when people that make the “fun facts” get completely destroyed when the actual creator proves they were wrong

  • ShitpostOnly
    ShitpostOnly 4 months ago

    This guy MADE my childhood. Thank you

  • OtakuGames
    OtakuGames 4 months ago +9

    Imagine if they didn't gave him a crayon, the show would've likely still came out, but the possibility of the characters designs being altered are high.

  • m1l0404
    m1l0404 Month ago


  • Carl Johnson
    Carl Johnson 4 months ago +88

    I love Dan and his passion for Phineas and Ferb . I grew up watching Phineas and Ferb in India and I still watch it occasionally .

  • Juniper 🍌T[A]P Me!! To Have [S]EX💞 With Me

    The coolest part of this is knowing you frame your doodles that inspire these amazing things. It’s cool to know that history is preserved somewhere

  • Turner Woods
    Turner Woods 3 months ago +1

    this man needs a new show

  • Mr.Icecap
    Mr.Icecap 4 months ago +1

    Just think that if he didn’t decide to doodle that day then this legend of a show would never have been created

  • cwlter
    cwlter 4 months ago

    does he voice some of the characters as well? the doofensmmhmirtz bit was pretty accurate

  • Happilyblue
    Happilyblue 4 months ago

    I love the character designs in Phineas and Ferb. Milo Murphy's Law characters look like extras tbh

  • Jon Arbuckle
    Jon Arbuckle 4 months ago +1

    That’s super cool thanks for making our childhoods great

  • Zarif
    Zarif 3 months ago


  • TK Jim
    TK Jim 4 months ago

    Well, you can technically call that an "accident" because it wasn't your intention to draw the specific character.
    You were inspired by your doodle to create a show. Sounds fair.

  • McCoy Kluttz
    McCoy Kluttz 4 months ago +700

    I love that Dan does TikTok/RU-clip shorts it’s like I grew up with his show and now that I’m an adult I get to enjoy the mind of the creator of one of my favorite childhood shows kinda the same thing with Hank Green

  • Talyah R
    Talyah R 3 months ago

    He drew them in 1993 and we didn't get the show til so many years later. I had no idea. Worth the wait though! The show is now a classic!

  • Grant Van Nostran
    Grant Van Nostran 3 months ago

    wait so y’all had this show just sitting, and chillin for over 10 years before it got released..? wow, that’s insane

  • Chris Manuel
    Chris Manuel 3 months ago

    In 1993 I was 5 and you were creating legendary characters that would help raise a generation.