Tap to unmute

The First Phineas Drawing



  • YouTube Channel
    YouTube Channel 2 місяці тому +6193

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

    • Gamer Ioannis
      Gamer Ioannis 17 днів тому


    • ✞DEATH✞
      ✞DEATH✞ Місяць тому

      @Nizami 3 how is that scary

    • Colton Roberts
      Colton Roberts Місяць тому

      I still watch it

    • Barry
      Barry Місяць тому +2

      only to find out that it's himself in the future.

  • berry
    berry 2 місяці тому +2666

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

  • bread 23
    bread 23 3 місяці тому +4111

    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 Місяць тому

      @Charlie Kowitt Music 🤦

    • Charlie Kowitt Music
      Charlie Kowitt Music Місяць тому

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

    • Orange Nostril
      Orange Nostril Місяць тому

      @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 Місяць тому

      @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 Місяць тому

      @Charlie Kowitt Music "correct joke" bruh

  • Pissa
    Pissa 3 місяці тому +937

    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💀

  • Mister Rhombus
    Mister Rhombus 4 місяці тому +26864

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

    • Schizniit
      Schizniit 3 дні тому


    • Max Bunny
      Max Bunny Місяць тому

      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 місяці тому +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 місяці тому

      @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 місяці тому

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

  • Nique Tube
    Nique Tube 3 місяці тому +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!!

  • R. Rodriguez
    R. Rodriguez 3 місяці тому +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 2 місяці тому +2

      Same except i did not exist

    • Elaina Deeter
      Elaina Deeter 3 місяці тому +9

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

    • ToonTerraMine Gamer
      ToonTerraMine Gamer 3 місяці тому +12

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

    • Iggy Stardust
      Iggy Stardust 3 місяці тому +15

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

    • BestOfAllTheGeeks
      BestOfAllTheGeeks 3 місяці тому +25


  • Eyeluvver Butterdogsheds
    Eyeluvver Butterdogsheds 3 місяці тому +14

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

  • MadChickenPictures
    MadChickenPictures 3 місяці тому +158

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

    • Axeeco
      Axeeco 2 місяці тому +6

      @ElectrikStatik I see you like using question marks

    • ElectrikStatik
      ElectrikStatik 3 місяці тому +1

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

    • Silver knight
      Silver knight 3 місяці тому +5

      Look up phineas sing 21 guns

  • bowen voowy
    bowen voowy 3 місяці тому +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 🥰

  • Sylva Lane
    Sylva Lane 2 місяці тому +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

  • Will Reese
    Will Reese 3 місяці тому +79

    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.

  • Hanif the Fish
    Hanif the Fish 3 місяці тому +33

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

  • Pikapetey Animations
    Pikapetey Animations 3 місяці тому +53972

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

    • Mirsty
      Mirsty 6 днів тому

      it was semi an accident

    • werwerqweqwe
      werwerqweqwe Місяць тому

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

    • Paul Martin
      Paul Martin Місяць тому

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

  • Braeden Arndt
    Braeden Arndt 3 місяці тому +3

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

  • 𝙴𝚗𝚍𝚎𝚛𝙳𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚖𝚜

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

  • Gibzy
    Gibzy 3 місяці тому +1

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

  • JustAPrankBro
    JustAPrankBro 2 місяці тому +2

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

  • Gabriel Gandi Goesantoso
    Gabriel Gandi Goesantoso 2 місяці тому +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

  • The Surrealist
    The Surrealist 3 місяці тому +5

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

  • Kaiden Hoffman
    Kaiden Hoffman 2 місяці тому +6

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

  • Joanna
    Joanna 3 місяці тому

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

  • 8-Pit
    8-Pit 4 місяці тому +7355

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

  • P H
    P H 2 місяці тому

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

  • robloxgamer321
    robloxgamer321 3 місяці тому

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

  • RogueJyn
    RogueJyn 2 місяці тому +3

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

  • David Garcia
    David Garcia 3 місяці тому

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

  • The Renaissance
    The Renaissance 2 місяці тому

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

  • Oana Moldoveanu
    Oana Moldoveanu 2 місяці тому

    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!!

  • Skippy
    Skippy 3 місяці тому

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

  • Dharampaul Singh
    Dharampaul Singh 3 місяці тому

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

  • Rowan404
    Rowan404 4 місяці тому +1718

    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 3 місяці тому

      @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 3 місяці тому

      @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 3 місяці тому

      @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 3 місяці тому

      @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.

  • Derpy is cool
    Derpy is cool 3 місяці тому +1

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

  • BladeRain47
    BladeRain47 3 місяці тому

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

  • seiom jvony
    seiom jvony 3 місяці тому

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

  • DonutHole
    DonutHole 3 місяці тому +1

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

  • CrimsonTheOriginal
    CrimsonTheOriginal 3 місяці тому +1559

    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

  • Jesse Torres
    Jesse Torres 2 місяці тому

    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

  • alys
    alys 3 місяці тому

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

  • Owen Giordano
    Owen Giordano 3 місяці тому

    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.

  • S3RENI7Y
    S3RENI7Y 3 місяці тому

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

  • dewoiski
    dewoiski 4 місяці тому +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 3 місяці тому +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 місяці тому +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 місяці тому +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 місяці тому +65

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

    MICHAEL KEVIN GIL 2 місяці тому

    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

  • Harry Highflyer
    Harry Highflyer 3 місяці тому

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

  • Lolmanboss
    Lolmanboss 2 місяці тому +5

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

  • MaryNuky
    MaryNuky 2 місяці тому +1

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

  • AnAverage AnimeViewer
    AnAverage AnimeViewer 3 місяці тому +2627

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

    • connor perkins
      connor perkins 3 місяці тому

      "... we are going to exist"

    • Shticky
      Shticky 3 місяці тому +2

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

    • Knight Slayer
      Knight Slayer 3 місяці тому +3

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

    • shutupburntspud
      shutupburntspud 3 місяці тому +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 3 місяці тому +6

      I heard the jingle too I can’t-

  • Wolf Miggins
    Wolf Miggins 2 місяці тому

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

  • coolkitten67
    coolkitten67 Місяць тому

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

  • opzz xsin
    opzz xsin 3 місяці тому +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

  • Ben Tatum
    Ben Tatum 2 місяці тому

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

  • CantPayMyHospitalBill
    CantPayMyHospitalBill 3 місяці тому

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

  • Loki iktomi
    Loki iktomi 3 місяці тому

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

  • Liam Krumnow
    Liam Krumnow 3 місяці тому

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

  • Max Bunny
    Max Bunny Місяць тому

    "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.)

  • River Blanchard
    River Blanchard 2 місяці тому +1

    Dan I hope you know how much we all appreciate you

  • kim rowan
    kim rowan Місяць тому

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

  • Braylon614
    Braylon614 2 місяці тому

    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. 😊😊😊

  • Just Because
    Just Because 3 місяці тому

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

  • Jrsonic_yt Animations
    Jrsonic_yt Animations 4 місяці тому +8419

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

    • Taterds
      Taterds 3 місяці тому +1

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

    • DriedLeaf
      DriedLeaf 3 місяці тому +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 3 місяці тому +3

      When you roll a 20 on a fall

    • High Definition
      High Definition 3 місяці тому +1

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

  • Cassie
    Cassie 3 місяці тому

    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 🥰

  • Haulics
    Haulics 3 місяці тому

    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!

  • AQHA Bentley
    AQHA Bentley 3 місяці тому

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

  • Monky D. Garp
    Monky D. Garp 3 місяці тому

    Thank you for made my childhood memorable ❤️❤️

  • hunterkiller1440
    hunterkiller1440 3 місяці тому +22173

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

    • CodeBlogger
      CodeBlogger 2 місяці тому


    • Clifford West
      Clifford West 3 місяці тому

      Dude I love your profile pic

    • Pandainapandasuit
      Pandainapandasuit 3 місяці тому

      D00000000000000d. Hahaha yes!

    • ✨The Mac✨
      ✨The Mac✨ 3 місяці тому +1

      @Gergana Kuzmova I swear this person is everywhere-

    • Xornedge
      Xornedge 3 місяці тому +1


  • CrispTomato94
    CrispTomato94 3 місяці тому

    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.

  • Alex Jay Sage McBurney
    Alex Jay Sage McBurney 3 місяці тому

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

  • MCK John
    MCK John 3 місяці тому

    Thank you sir you literally made my childhood with this show

  • MaxIsLate
    MaxIsLate 3 місяці тому

    Thank you for creating this master piece

  • McCoy Kluttz
    McCoy Kluttz 4 місяці тому +701

    I love that Dan does TikTok/UAclips 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

  • Jade Colebank
    Jade Colebank 3 місяці тому

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

  • Buster bunz 97
    Buster bunz 97 3 місяці тому +1

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

  • idk just a youtube channel
    idk just a youtube channel 2 місяці тому

    imagine they just didnt give him crayons we wouldnt have this great and nostalgic show

  • Stealthjs
    Stealthjs 3 місяці тому

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

  • 661 Choppin
    661 Choppin 3 місяці тому

    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. ;(

  • Gob Champ
    Gob Champ 3 місяці тому

    I like this dude is out here busting Myths about his own life. What a legend.

  • m1l0404
    m1l0404 Місяць тому


  • aldo lowe
    aldo lowe 3 місяці тому

    Love how animators will tell the real story lol

  • Cindy Dott
    Cindy Dott 4 місяці тому +182

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

  • YoDaddy
    YoDaddy 3 місяці тому

    Thank you. You made my childhood better. ❤️

  • Turner Woods
    Turner Woods 2 місяці тому +1

    this man needs a new show

  • Michael Eissler
    Michael Eissler 3 місяці тому

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

  • Jordan Kivi
    Jordan Kivi 3 місяці тому

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

  • Carl Johnson
    Carl Johnson 4 місяці тому +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 .

  • FMFOR5
    FMFOR5 3 місяці тому

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

  • OtakuGames
    OtakuGames 3 місяці тому +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.

  • cwlter
    cwlter 3 місяці тому

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

  • Chase Burroughs
    Chase Burroughs 3 місяці тому

    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.

  • Multi's Place
    Multi's Place 2 місяці тому

    The fact that it's framed shows just how important it is.

  • Mr. 28
    Mr. 28 3 місяці тому

    That’s crazy, if you hadnt been given the crayon, who knows if we’d have this awesome show.

  • Natalie Davis
    Natalie Davis 3 місяці тому

    So it took 14 years to create this masterpiece of a show

  • Happilyblue
    Happilyblue 3 місяці тому

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

  • Auralia aurita
    Auralia aurita 3 місяці тому +273

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

  • 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

  • big man for big problems
    big man for big problems 3 місяці тому

    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

  • Zarif
    Zarif 2 місяці тому


  • Joe
    Joe 23 дні тому

    Random person: "Here's something you didn't know about Dan Povenmire!"
    Dan: "None of that is even remotely correct and here's why."

  • ShitpostOnly
    ShitpostOnly 3 місяці тому

    This guy MADE my childhood. Thank you

  • Talyah R
    Talyah R 3 місяці тому

    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!

  • Chris Manuel
    Chris Manuel 3 місяці тому

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