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Disney’s Phineas and Ferb celebrate summer at Comic-con 2011

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DISNEY'S
"PHINEAS AND FERB" CELEBRATE SUMMER AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2011
AS "PERRY THE PLATY-BUS ON TOUR"
ROLLS
ONTO SHOW FLOOR

 

 

NBA All-Star Dwight Howard, "Dancing
with the Stars" Finalist Chelsea Kane and "The Middle's" Atticus
Shaffer Highlight a Roster of Disney Channel and Disney XD Panels

 

 

Featured Panels to Include "Phineas
and Ferb," "Fish Hooks,"

"Kick Buttowski – Suburban
Daredevil" and Upcoming Animated Series

"Tron: Uprising," "Motor
City" and "Gravity Falls"

 

"Phineas and Ferb" leads the charge for Disney
Channel at Comic-Con International, as "Perry the Platy-bus On Tour" arrives
on the show floor in celebration of the Emmy Award-winning series. After making
its debut in Times Square on July 11, the Platy-bus will ride into San Diego
Comic-Con JULY 21-24. This
incredible, 4000-pound customized Airstream trailer comes complete with bill,
tail and googly eyes inspired by Phineas and Ferb's teal-colored pet platypus,
Perry. The event marks a banner year ahead for the franchise, which is set for
the fall debut of the Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM), "Phineas and
Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension." The Platy-bus officially opens
for a three-hour preview night on Wednesday, July 20.

 

Fans who visit the "Phineas and Ferb-Disney
Channel/DisneyXD" booth will be able to play the upcoming video game
inspired by the DCOM on the Wii or Nintendo DS family of handheld systems, the
Unity3D online game, which will also be available on www.DisneyChannel.com/2D, "The
Movie Game: The Dimension of Doooom!" and sing Perry-oke. In addition,
Disney will offer premium giveaways and a collection of four Comic-Con
exclusive "Phineas and Ferb" figurines and one mystery figure from
Jakks Pacific for purchase.

The "Phineas and Ferb-Disney Channel/Disney XD"
spectacular showcase spans 25×60 feet and will be located immediately opposite
the main entrance on the convention floor.

The "Phineas and Ferb" panel is joined at
Comic-Con by Disney Channel and Disney XD panels showcasing current hit
animated series "Kick Buttowski – Suburban Daredevil" and "Fish
Hooks," and will feature an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming animated
slate for 2012 — "Tron: Uprising," "Motor City" and "Gravity
Falls."

[View:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWCb1AnRmbw]

 

Disney Channel Panels at Comic-Con
International 2011:

 

  • FRIDAY, JULY 22: "Phineas and Ferb" – Creators and executive producers Dan Povenmire
    and Swampy Marsh join cast members Vincent Martella ("Phineas"),
    Ashley Tisdale ("Candace"), Dee Bradley Baker ("Perry") and
    Olivia Olson ("Vanessa").

 

  • SATURDAY, JULY 23: "Kick
    Buttowski – Suburban Daredevil"
    – NBA star Dwight Howard makes a
    special guest appearance along with creator/executive producer Sandro Corsaro
    and cast. Additionally, fans will get a sneak peek of Disney XD's future
    animated series, "Tron: Uprising" and "Motorcity."

 

  • SUNDAY, JULY 24: "Fish Hooks" – Creator/executive producer Noah Z. Jones,
    executive producer Maxwell Atoms, director Bill Reiss and cast including "Dancing
    with the Stars" finalist Chelsea Kane ("Bea"), Atticus Shaffer
    ("Albert Glass") and Justin Roiland ("Oscar"). Fans will
    also get a sneak peek of Disney Channel's upcoming animated series
    "Gravity Falls."

 

  • Autograph
    sessions with the cast and crew from "Phineas and Ferb" will occur
    throughout the weekend, and signings for "Kick Buttowski-Suburban
    Daredevil" and "Fish Hooks" will take place at the "Phineas
    and Ferb-Disney Channel/DisneyXD" booth preceding each of the respective
    panels.

 

A special sneak preview of the Disney Channel
Original Movie sponsored by Time Warner Cable, "Phineas and Ferb: Across
the 2nd Dimension," will take place Saturday, July 23, with a Q&A
with Dan Povenmire and Swampy Marsh following the screening. Additional details
will be available soon.

 

In this animated Disney Channel Original Movie adventure based on the
Emmy Award-winning comedy series "Phineas and Ferb," stepbrothers
Phineas and Ferb go on their biggest journey yet, into another dimension! When
the boys finally discover that their beloved pet platypus Perry is in fact a
secret agent who battles the forces of evil daily, they join him on a grand
adventure that blasts them to another dimension, where a truly evil Dr.
Doofenshmirtz has taken over an alternate Tri-state Area. When they uncover his
ploy to travel back to their dimension to take over their Tri-state Area, the
gang, as well as their alter-egos, must band together to stop him.

 

The teleplay was written by creators/executive
producers Emmy Award-winner Dan Povenmire, Jeff "Swampy" Marsh and
Jon Colton Barry. Povenmire and Robert Hughes direct. The voice cast features actor
Vincent Martella ("Everybody Hates Chris") as Phineas Flynn, Thomas
Brodie-Sangster ("Nanny McPhee") as Ferb Fletcher, Ashley Tisdale
("Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure") as Candace Flynn, Mitchel Musso
("Pair of Kings") as Jeremy, Caroline Rhea ("Sabrina, the
Teenage Witch") as mom Linda Flynn-Fletcher, Richard O'Brien ("The
Rocky Horror Picture Show") as dad Lawrence Fletcher, Dee Bradley Baker
("American Dad") as Perry the Platypus, Alyson Stoner ("Camp
Rock," "Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam" ) as Isabella, Jeff
"Swampy" Marsh as Major Monogram and Dan Povenmire as the nefarious
Dr. Doofenshmirtz. Doris Roberts ("Everybody Loves Raymond") guest
stars as Mrs. Thompson, Dr. Doofenshmirtz's senile neighbor. "Phineas and
Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension" is a production of Disney
Television Animation. It carries a TV-G parental guideline.

 

2011 to
date, "Phineas and Ferb" is TV's No. 1 animated series in Prime among
Kids 6-11 (1.3 million/5.4 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (1.0 million/4.2 rating),
reaching more than 110 million unduplicated Total Viewers across the U.S. in
the first quarter. In addition, the series has been TV's No. 1 animated
series each year since its launch in 2008 among Tweens 9-14. (Source: NTI, US ratings, most current, 12/27/10-6/19/11,
trackage data with minimum 6 telecasts. Reach: 12/27/10-6/19/11, minimum 6 minutes.)

 

Disney Channel is a 24-hour kid-driven, family
inclusive television network that taps into the world of kids and families
through original series and movies. It is currently available on basic cable in
over 99 million U.S. homes and to millions of other viewers on Disney Channels
around the world. Disney XD is a basic cable channel and multi-platform brand
for Kids age 6-14, hyper-targeting boys and their quest for discovery,
accomplishment, sports, adventure and humor. In the U.S., Disney XD is seen on
a 24-hour, advertiser supported network that reaches over 77 million households
via its basic cable affiliates. Disney XD channels are in the UK, France,
Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Greece, Turkey, Latin America and
Japan. Disney Channel and Disney XD are part of the Disney/ABC Television
Group.

 

 

Jim Hill

Jim Hill is an entertainment writer who has specialized in covering The Walt Disney Company for nearly 40 years now. Over that time, he has interviewed hundreds of animators, actors, and Imagineers -- many of whom have shared behind-the-scenes stories with Mr. Hill about how the Mouse House really works. In addition to the 4000+ articles Jim has written for the Web, he also co-hosts a trio of popular podcasts: “Disney Dish with Len Testa,” “Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor” and “Marvel US Disney with Aaron Adams.” Mr. Hill makes his home in Southern New Hampshire with his lovely wife Nancy and two obnoxious cats, Ginger & Betty.

Jim Hill is an entertainment writer who has specialized in covering The Walt Disney Company for nearly 40 years now. Over that time, he has interviewed hundreds of animators, actors, and Imagineers -- many of whom have shared behind-the-scenes stories with Mr. Hill about how the Mouse House really works. In addition to the 4000+ articles Jim has written for the Web, he also co-hosts a trio of popular podcasts: “Disney Dish with Len Testa,” “Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor” and “Marvel US Disney with Aaron Adams.” Mr. Hill makes his home in Southern New Hampshire with his lovely wife Nancy and two obnoxious cats, Ginger & Betty.

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New Updates and Exclusive Content from Jim Hill Media: Disney, Universal, and More

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Boy oh boy, do I have some exciting news to share with all of you.

If you’ve been following our journey at Jim Hill Media, you know we’re all about peeling back the curtain to reveal behind the scenes insights, news, and history that surround the world of entertainment and theme parks.

And today, I’ve got a treasure trove of updates to share. So, grab your popcorn, and let’s get into it.

A New Chapter on Patreon

As many of you know, we recently made the big leap over to Patreon, and let me tell you, it’s been quite a rollercoaster ride. This move was driven by your requests for more exclusive content (and the easy to use RSS feed and app is a BIG bonus).

I want to take a moment to express my heartfelt appreciation for your unwavering support. Your enthusiasm and engagement have been the driving force behind our passion for delivering the best of Disney and Universal content.

Moving to Patreon has opened new avenues for us to connect more deeply with our listeners, offering exciting perks and benefits that allow us to tailor our content more closely to your interests and preferences. It’s been an incredible journey of crafting special content, such as the launch of our video podcast series, [Disney Unpacked].

[Disney Unpacked] – A Video Podcast Series Like No Other

Imagine sitting down for a chat with a Disney Imagineer who’s helped shape your Disney experiences for over three decades. That’s what we’re bringing to the table with [Disney Unpacked]. Alongside the legendary Jim Shull and my partner in crime Len Testa, we explore Disney’s storytelling, sharing how beloved rides and attractions were created, through the eyes of an Imagineer like Jim Shull who personally contributed to these projects.

It’s a rare opportunity to host a video show with Jim Shull, a Disney Imagineer who’s worked on projects like Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster and Toontown for over 33 years. If you’re curious about Jim and his work, check out our “Meet Jim Shull” video.

But that’s not all – as a patron, you’ll gain access to even more exclusive content. Our “Carry On” podcast, where Jim Shull and I explore stories that didn’t quite make it into the main episodes, offers a fascinating glimpse into the creative process behind [Disney Unpacked]. Plus, our regular Q&A sessions give you the chance to get answers to all your burning questions about the show.

Beyond the Podcast: Photos and Artifacts from an Imagineers Personal Collection

And if that wasn’t exciting enough, let me introduce you to our brand-new monthly video show, “Picture This.” Hosted by yours truly alongside Jim Shull and moderated by Lauren Hersey, “Picture This” offers a behind-the-scenes look at Jim Shull’s personal collection of over 60,000 photos and artifacts from his 33-year career at Disney. From rare behind-the-scenes shots to exclusive glimpses of Disney history, this show is a must-watch for any serious Disney fan.

Jim Shull opens up his vault and shares some never-before-seen photos and the stories about them.

The History of the Pixar Place Hotel

Recently, it was announced that Disneyland’s Paradise Pier hotel would be reopening as the Pixar Place Hotel.

Curious about the backstory behind this decision? Join Jim Shull and me as we delve into the history of the Pixar Place hotel. Explore its fascinating origins and gain insights into the inspirations drawn from Jim’s leadership on the Toy Story Hotel project at Shanghai Disney.

This YouTube documentary-style video offers a look into the creative process behind one of Disney’s iconic hotel projects.

Debut of “I Want That Too” Video Podcast

Introducing our newest podcast addition, “I Want That Too,” where Jim Hill and Lauren Hersey dive deep into the fascinating world of Disney products. From toys and collectibles to apparel and home goods, we’re here to unpack it all.

But we’re not just about the merchandise – join us as we explore the rich history and untold stories behind your favorite Disney goodies. Whether you’re a seasoned collector or just starting your Disney journey, there’s something for everyone on “I Want That Too.”

This show drops bi-weekly as a Podcast and a Video over on the Jim Hill Media YouTube Channel.

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts today.

Welcoming Universal Fans with “Epic Universal” Podcast

And for all you Universal enthusiasts (or Universal Curious) out there, we’ve got you covered too! Introducing “Epic Universal,” a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Eric Hersey and yours truly.

Join us as we dive into the latest news, interviews, and trip planning tips from the Universal universe. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just curious about what’s happening at Universal Studios, we invite you to join the conversation and stay updated with “Epic Universal.”

A Look Ahead: The Future of Jim Hill Media

Phew! It’s been an exhilarating few months at Jim Hill Media, with our Patreon move and new show launches, all dedicated to bringing you top-notch theme park news, insights, and history. Your support and enthusiasm have been the driving force behind our efforts, and we’re incredibly thankful for it.

Looking ahead, we’re excited about the future, with more content and partnerships on the horizon. Whether you’re into Disney, Universal, Marvel, or Merch, we invite you to stay engaged and subscribe for more updates.

A huge thank you for being part of our journey.

Jim Hill

Jim Hill is an entertainment writer who has specialized in covering The Walt Disney Company for nearly 40 years now. Over that time, he has interviewed hundreds of animators, actors, and Imagineers -- many of whom have shared behind-the-scenes stories with Mr. Hill about how the Mouse House really works. In addition to the 4000+ articles Jim has written for the Web, he also co-hosts a trio of popular podcasts: “Disney Dish with Len Testa,” “Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor” and “Marvel US Disney with Aaron Adams.” Mr. Hill makes his home in Southern New Hampshire with his lovely wife Nancy and two obnoxious cats, Ginger & Betty.

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Disney Will Bring D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event to Anaheim, California in August 2024

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Expanded Disney Fan Experience Will Feature New and Exciting Events Across Multiple Locations, Including a D23 Takeover of the Happiest Place On Earth, Evening Entertainment at the Honda Center, D23 Day at Angel Stadium, and Much More

Fan Favorites Including Exhibits, Panels, Shows, and Shopping Will Dazzle Disney Enthusiasts at the Anaheim Convention Center

D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event is a one-of-a-kind fan experience like never before with spectacular shows, new venues, and multiple days of entertainment that will bring together the best of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and more!

Highlightswill include:

  • Sunday, August 4: D23 Day at Angel Stadium, where D23 fans are invited to attend the Los Angeles Angels vs. New York Mets game. 
  • Thursday, August 8: D23 kickoff celebration at Disneyland Resort.
  • Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11: Shopping, exhibits, panels, and presentations will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center during the day, with the fun extending into the evening at the Honda Center, the bigger home to marquee shows.

Tickets for D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event will go on sale in Spring 2024, with ticketing options to be announced later for access to the Anaheim Convention Center and the Honda Center. Admission for D23 Day at Angel Stadium and the D23 kickoff celebration at Disneyland Resort will be available as separate ticketed events. Additional details for D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event will be announced in early 2024.

You can get updates by staying connected to D23 via social media (@DisneyD23 on FacebookInstagramX), D23.com, and our weekly D23 FanFare email (sign up for free as a D23 General Member at JoinD23.com).

About D23

The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s nearly 100-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic year-round through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; the latest news and stories on D23.com; member-exclusive offers and discounts; the popular D23 Inside Disney podcast; and special experiences for D23 Members throughout the year.

Fans can join D23 at Gold Membership ($99.99/year), Gold Duo Membership ($129.99/year), and General Membership (complimentary) levels at D23.com. To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on Facebook, Instagram, X, TikTok, and YouTube.

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Star Wars Spoof: Space Robots in Outer Space Ep X: Battle for the Halcyon: The Last Starcruiser

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Sure, Star Wars is cool and all. But let’s not forget about that other multi-part sci-fi cinematic spectacular, “Space Robots in Outer Space.” In fact, Hank Lonely (Hollywood’s ultimate hyphenate — actor / producer / director / writer / guy who makes sure the Porto Potties are kept squeaky-clean) just announced that there’ll soon be a 10th installment of this … Well, not exactly beloved. How about we say “admired from afar” instead? … series coming to a theater near you. In fact, here’s the highly anticipated teaser trailer for that project. Which is supposed to be titled “Space Robots in Outer Space X — Battle for the Halycon: The Last Starcruiser.”

Okay. Now the real story … In honor of Star Wars Day (i.e., May 4th. As in “May the Fourth Be With You”), Len Testa and I are sharing something that we produced with the help of all the nice folks who joined us last month aboard the Halycon.

We turned the Galactic Starcruiser as well as Black Spire Outpost into the backdrop for an affectionate send-up of all things Stars Wars. We hope that you (more importantly, the legal team at Lucasfilm) take this faux trailer in the spirit with which it was intended. Special thanks to Aaron Adams for so skillfully stitching all of this footage together. Also thanks to the team at Storybook Destinations, Touring Plans and the talented cast & crew aboard the “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser” for making this “Disney Dish” fan event so memorable.

Jim Hill

Jim Hill is an entertainment writer who has specialized in covering The Walt Disney Company for nearly 40 years now. Over that time, he has interviewed hundreds of animators, actors, and Imagineers -- many of whom have shared behind-the-scenes stories with Mr. Hill about how the Mouse House really works. In addition to the 4000+ articles Jim has written for the Web, he also co-hosts a trio of popular podcasts: “Disney Dish with Len Testa,” “Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor” and “Marvel US Disney with Aaron Adams.” Mr. Hill makes his home in Southern New Hampshire with his lovely wife Nancy and two obnoxious cats, Ginger & Betty.

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