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"Animatin' Rap"
Dan&Swampy AnimatinRap
Song by Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh
Genre(s): Rap
Length: 3:08
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Phineas and Ferb - 'Animatin' Rap Video featuring co-creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff 'Swampy' Marsh03:32

Phineas and Ferb - 'Animatin' Rap Video featuring co-creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff 'Swampy' Marsh

"Animatin' Rap" is a song created for the DVD release of Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension. 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 in between 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 Perrotto: 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.

Songwriters

BMI Work #14092669 (Registered as Animatin')

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