Daniel Kingsley Povenmire was born in San Diego, California on September 18, 1963, and grew up in the city of Mobile, Alabama. A child prodigy, he began drawing at age two; by the time he was ten, his work was displayed in local art shows. His first efforts in animation included a series of flip books that he produced in his school textbooks.
As a child, Povenmire considered animator Chuck Jones his hero, in a 2009 interview, he stated that “every drawing he did was beautiful to look at and had so much energy in it”. Hayao Miyazaki was also an early influence.
What shows did Dan Povenmire create?
Daniel Kingsley Povenmire is an American animator, writer, director, producer, and voice actor. With Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, Povenmire co-created the Disney animated series Phineas and Ferb and Milo Murphy’s Law, in which he voiced Heinz Doofenshmirtz. In October 2020, Povenmire announced a new series for Disney Channel titled Hamster & Gretel, which premiered in 2022.