Disney Channel has greenlit the sibling superhero comedy “Hamster & Gretel” from Dan Povenmire (“Phineas and Ferb”). Povenmire will executive-produce the new animated series, which is inspired by his relationship with his younger sister. The music-filled “Hamster & Gretel” introduces Kevin and younger sister Gretel, who are about to be bestowed super powers by space aliens. But something goes awry, and it’s Gretel and her pet hamster (named Hamster) who suddenly have new abilities. Now, protective older brother Kevin must figure out how to work with both Gretel and her pet Hamster to protect their city from mysterious dangers.
The news comes after Povenmire’s success with “Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe,” which premiered August 2020 on Disney+. Both it and his new series continue his 15-year affiliation with Disney Television Animation. Povenmire also co-created and executive-produced Disney’s “Milo Murphy’s Law.”