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"Animatin' Rap" was a song created for the Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension DVD. It described the production process for Phineas and Ferb. It was performed by Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh as they walked through the studio. Although intended for inclusion as a bonus feature for the DVD, it was supposedly dropped before the release, having been only seen briefly on Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment's official YouTube channel and an event at the Aquarium de Paris promoting the French debut of Across the 2nd Dimension on October 5, 2011. However, Disney XD UK uploaded it to YouTube on October 19, 2011.

Lyrics

Dan Povenmire: Yeah, we're animators. This is how we live 24/7/365.
Jeff "Swampy" Marsh: Actually, it's more of a 40-hour work week.
Povenmire: Yeah, but sometimes we work weekends. And sometimes I gotta take my sketchbook on vacation. Check it!
Povenmire: I roll into the Mouse House, like, 9 AM
Flash my badge to security, they know who I am
Breakfast at the commissary
Marsh: A bagel and honey!
Povenmire: Then it's time to get serious, make with the funny
Marsh: 'Cause we're animatin', that's right, we're animatin'
We're makin' Phineas and Ferb, yeah, we're animatin'
Marsh: We start with a premise, just a page and a half
We pitch it in the writers' room to see if we laugh
Then we check on the executive's esprit de corps
She says "yeah, we're going to outline", that's just one page more
Povenmire: Now a lot of productions go to script from here
But not us
Marsh: Oh no
Povenmire: We got no fear
We're goin' straight to boards 'cause we draw it when we write it
Marsh: It's a visual show
Povenmire & Marsh: And we don't try to fight it!
Povenmire & Marsh: 'Cause we're animatin', that's right, we're animatin'
We're makin' Phineas and Ferb, yeah, we're animatin'
Marsh: When we're done with the boards we pitch it to the whole crew
To see if they giggle too or if they just throw food
Povenmire: Sometimes it's funny, funny stuff, sometimes it's barely amusin'
Marsh: So we rewrite it again, it's all pickin' and choosin'
Marsh: All the good stuff here and all the bad stuff there
Aliki Grafft: Hey, I worked hard on that!
Povenmire: Hey, call somebody who cares!
'Cause it's a cutthroat live drawin' boards and pitchin'
Marsh: If you can't stand the heat...
Povenmire & Marsh: STAY OUTTA THE KITCHEN!
Povenmire & Marsh: 'Cause we're animatin', that's right, we're animatin'
We're makin' Phineas and Ferb, yeah, we're animatin'
Marsh: In the sound studio, recordin' all of the voices
We get three takes of everything
Povenmire: It's all about choices
Then we digitize it all, technology so groovy
Put it in the animatic and make it a movie
Marsh: We draw props, characters, backgrounds, too
Throw in a dash of color
Jill Daniels: Does that look good to you?
Povenmire & Marsh: Yeah!
Povenmire: Then it goes to timing, little secret in the biz
Ask anybody here, nobody knows what that is
Theresa Wiseman, Barbara Dourmashkin, and Mitch Rochon: What?
Marsh: Then after timing it goes straight on to checkin'
And that's how we roll
Povenmire & Marsh: 24 frames a second
Povenmire & Marsh: 'Cause we're animatin', that's right, we're animatin'
We're makin' Phineas and Ferb, yeah, we're animatin'
You know we're animatin', that's right, we're animatin'
We got an artist named Herb, you know he's animatin'
Marsh: Ship the whole mess overseas where they inbetween it
And all of this goes on before you've ever even seen it
Povenmire: When it's back it goes to editing, we pull an all-nighter
Marsh: Gotta respect the schedule
Povenmire: Ain't nobody cuts it tighter
Marsh: We call retakes
Sue Perroto: A lot.
Marsh: 'Cause mistakes need fixin'
Povenmire: Then it's music and sound effects
Povenmire & Marsh: and audio mixin'!
Povenmire & Marsh: 'Cause we're animatin', that's right, we're animatin'
We're makin' Phineas and Ferb, yeah, we're animatin'
I said we're animatin', that's right, we're animatin'
Are we gettin' on your nerves? Well, we're just animatin'
Word.
Povenmire: So that's just how we do it. Are there any questions?
Marsh: If there are, keep 'em to yourself!
Povenmire: I didn't think so.
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Media
Animated Productions: Phineas and FerbVideographyTake Two with Phineas and FerbPhineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd DimensionFeature film

Video Games: Phineas and FerbPhineas and Ferb Ride AgainDisney Channel All Star PartyPhineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd DimensionAgent P Strikes BackPhineas and Ferb: Quest for Cool StuffWhere's My Perry?Disney INFINITY (2.0) (3.0) • Phineas and Ferb: Day of Doofenshmirtz
Albums: Phineas and FerbPhineas and Ferb Holiday FavoritesPhineas and Ferb: Across the 1st and 2nd DimensionsPhineas and Ferb: Star Wars soundtrack

Disney Parks
Agent P's World Showcase Adventure

Entertainment: Phineas and Ferb's Rockin' Rollin' Dance Party
Firework: Celebrate the Magic

Characters
Major Characters: Phineas FlynnFerb FletcherCandace FlynnPerryMajor Francis MonogramHeinz DoofenshmirtzLinda FlynnLawrence Fletcher

Secondary Characters: Isabella Garcia-ShapiroBaljeet TjinderBuford Van StommJeremy JohnsonCarl KarlStacy HiranoGinger HiranoMillyKatieHollyAdyson SweetwaterGretchen
Recurring characters: Giant Floating Baby HeadDjango BrownColtraneCharlene DoofenshmirtzVanessa DoofenshmirtzRoger DoofenshmirtzVivian Garcia-ShapiroIrvingJenny BrownSuzy JohnsonDannyBobbi FabulousShermanMeapMitchNormClyde FlynnBetty Jo FlynnPinkyAlbertPeterKlimpaloonTalking ZebraMonty MonogramHildegard JohnsonReginald FletcherWinifred FletcherAloyse von Roddenstein
Minor Characters: JerryKhaka Peu PeuThe RegurgitatorBob WebberPrincess BaldegundeMelissaUnnamed Fireside GirlsAgent EBrobotsDrill SergeantBuck BuckersonTiana WebberJack JohnsonMrs. JohnsonWendyEliza FletcherNicoletteMandyThaddeus and ThorMindyAmandaLucy FletcherAdrian FletcherBeppo BrownDr. HiranoAnnabelle JohnsonSaraBrigitte, Josette, and ColletteMishti PatelLiam McCrackenRodrigoMorgGlenda WilkinsDr. GevaarlijkHeinz Doofenshmirtz's motherBlanca DishonProfessor PoofenplotzLyla LolliberryBalloony
Guest Characters: Santa ClausKim Possible PinocchioBaby BaboonThor OdinsonSpider-ManHulkIron ManRed SkullNick FuryVenomWhiplashMODOK

Episodes
Season One: "Rollercoaster" • "Candace Loses Her Head" • "The Fast and the Phineas" • "Lawn Gnome Beach Party of Terror" • "The Magnificent Few" • "S'Winter" • "Are You My Mummy?" • "Flop Starz" • "Raging Bully" • "Lights, Candace, Action!" • "Get That Bigfoot Outta My Face!" • "Tree to Get Ready" • "It's About Time!" • "Jerk De Soleil" • "Toy to the World" • "One Good Scare Ought to Do It!" • "A Hard Day's Knight" • "I, Brobot" • "Mom's Birthday" • "Journey to the Center of Candace" • "Run Away Runway" • "I Scream, You Scream" • "It's a Mud, Mud, Mud, Mud World" • "The Ballad of Badbeard" • "Dude, We're Getting the Band Back Together" • "Ready for the Bettys" • "The Flying Fishmonger" • "Phineas and Ferb Get Busted!" • "Greece Lightning" • "Leave the Busting to Us!" • "Crack That Whip" • "The Best Lazy Day Ever" • "Boyfriend From 27,000 B.C." • "Voyage to the Bottom of Buford" • "Put That Putter Away" • "Does This Duckbill Make Me Look Fat?" • "Traffic Cam Caper" • "Bowl-R-Ama Drama" • "The Monster of Phineas-n-Ferbenstein" • "Oil on Candace" • "Unfair Science Fair" • "Unfair Science Fair Redux (Another Story)" • "Out to Launch" • "Got Game?" • "Comet Kermillian" • "Out of Toon" • "Hail Doofania!"

Season Two: "The Lake Nose Monster" • "Interview With a Platypus" • "Tip of the Day" • "Attack of the 50 Foot Sister" • "Backyard Aquarium" • "Day of the Living Gelatin" • "Elementary My Dear Stacy" • "Don't Even Blink" • "Chez Platypus" • "Perry Lays an Egg" • "Gaming the System" • "The Chronicles of Meap" • "Thaddeus and Thor" • "De Plane! De Plane!" • "Let's Take a Quiz" • "At the Car Wash" • "Oh, There You Are, Perry" • "Swiss Family Phineas" • "Phineas and Ferb Musical Cliptastic Countdown" • "Phineas and Ferb's Quantum Boogaloo" • "Hide and Seek" • "That Sinking Feeling" • "The Baljeatles" • "Vanessassary Roughness" • "No More Bunny Business" • "Spa Day" • "Bubble Boys" • "Isabella and the Temple of Sap" • "Cheer Up Candace" • "Fireside Girl Jamboree" • "The Bully Code" • "Finding Mary McGuffin" • "What Do It Do?" • "Atlantis" • "Picture This" • "Nerdy Dancin'" • "I Was a Middle Aged Robot" • "Suddenly Suzy" • "Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation!" • "Undercover Carl" • "Hip Hip Parade" • "Just Passing Through" • "Candace's Big Day" • "Invasion of the Ferb Snatchers" • "Ain't No Kiddie Ride" • "Wizard of Odd" • "The Beak" • "Not Phineas and Ferb" • "Phineas and Ferb-Busters!" • "The Lizard Whisperer" • "Robot Rodeo" • "The Secret of Success" • "The Doof Side of the Moon" • "She's the Mayor" • "The Lemonade Stand" • "We Call it Maze" • "Ladies and Gentlemen, Meet Max Modem!" • "Nerds of a Feather" • "Phineas and Ferb Hawaiian Vacation" • "Split Personality" • "Brain Drain" • "Make Play" • "Candace Gets Busted" • "Summer Belongs to You!" • "Rollercoaster: The Musical!"
Season Three: "Run, Candace, Run" • "Last Train to Bustville" • "The Great Indoors" • "Canderemy" • "The Belly of the Beast" • "Moon Farm" • "Phineas' Birthday Clip-O-Rama!" • "Ask a Foolish Question" • "Misperceived Monotreme" • "Candace Disconnected" • "Magic Carpet Ride" • "Bad Hair Day" • "Meatloaf Surprise" • "Tri-Stone Area" • "Doof Dynasty" • "Phineas and Ferb Interrupted" • "A Real Boy" • "Mommy Can You Hear Me?" • "Road Trip" • "Skiddley Whiffers" • "Tour de Ferb" • "My Fair Goalie" • "Perry the Actorpus" • "Bullseye!" • "That's the Spirit" • "The Curse of Candace" • "Escape from Phineas Tower" • "The Remains of the Platypus" • "Ferb Latin" • "Lotsa Latkes" • "A Phineas and Ferb Family Christmas" • "What a Croc!" • "Ferb TV" • "Mom's in the House" • "Minor Monogram" • "Excaliferb" • "Monster from the Id" • "Gi-Ants" • "Agent Doof" • "Phineas and Ferb and the Temple of Juatchadoon" • "Delivery of Destiny" • "Let's Bounce" • "Quietest Day Ever" • "Bully Bromance Break Up" • "Doonkleberry Imperative" • "Buford Confidential" • "Sleepwalk Surprise" • "Sci-Fi Pie Fly" • "Meapless in Seattle" • "The Mom Attractor" • "Cranius Maximus" • "Sipping with the Enemy" • "Tri-State Treasure: Boot of Secrets" • "Doofapus" • "Norm Unleashed" • "When Worlds Collide" • "Road to Danville" • "Where's Perry?" • "Blackout!" • "What'd I Miss?" • "This is Your Backstory"
Season Four: "Fly On the Wall" • "My Sweet Ride" • "For Your Ice Only " • "Happy New Year!" • "Bully Bust" • "Backyard Hodge Podge" • "Der Kinderlumper" • "Just Desserts" • "Bee Day" • "Bee Story" • "Sidetracked" • "Knot My Problem" • "Mind Share" • "Primal Perry" • "La Candace-Cabra" • "Happy Birthday, Isabella" • "Great Balls of Water" • "Where's Pinky?" • "Mission Marvel" • "Thanks But No Thanks" • "Troy Story" • "Love at First Byte" • "One Good Turn" • "Cheers for Fears" • "Just Our Luck" • "Return Policy" • "Imperfect Storm" • "Steampunx" • "It's No Picnic" • "Terrifying Tri-State Trilogy of Terror" • "Druselsteinoween" • "Face Your Fear" • "The Klimpaloon Ultimatum" • "Doof 101" • "Father's Day" • "Operation Crumb Cake" • "Mandace" • "Tales from the Resistance: Back to the 2nd Dimension" • "The Return of the Rogue Rabbit" • "Live and Let Drive" • "Lost in Danville" • "The Inator Method" • "Act Your Age" • "Phineas and Ferb Save Summer" • "Night of the Living Pharmacists" • "Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars" • "Last Day of Summer" • "O.W.C.A. Files"

Locations
Locations at or near Danville: DanvilleMr. Slushy FranchiseDoofenshmirtz Evil IncorporatedFlynn-Fletcher HouseAtlantisGoogolplex MallOld Abandoned Amusement Park

Other Locations: AfricaEnglandNew YorkBig BenMarsTokyoLondonChinaIndiaCanadaChileHawaii

Selected Songs
Today is Gonna Be a Great DaySummer Belongs to YouCity of LoveJump Right InLet it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it SnowPerry the Platypus ThemeGitchee Gitchee GooWhere Did We Go Wrong?BustedLittle BrothersWhat'cha Doin?Carpe DiemS.I.M.P. (Squirrels In My Pants)I'm MeRollercoasterThe Ballad of KlimpaloonEvil for Extra CreditBackyard BeachHappy New YearGreat to Be a BabySerious FunCurtain Call/Time Spent Together

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