Monday, July 11, 2011
According to Phineas and Ferb, there are one hundred and one days of summer vacation -- trust me, I know. I listen to their theme song often enough! Phineas and Ferb is my kids' favorite animated series, and they're not alone; "Phineas and Ferb" is TV's number one animated series in Prime among kids 6-11 and tweens 9-14, and has been for tweens for the past 3 years. They love watching Phineas and his stepbrother Ferb cook up all kinds of crazy schemes and gadgets while their sister Candace tries repeatedly (and unsuccessfully) to get their parents to see what they're up to. I think they must feel a special affinity because Phineas and Ferb look like they're the same age -- kind of like 3Po and Jammy, who are twins -- and they have an older sister Candace -- kind of like The Pea! I never hear so many peals of delighted laughter coming out of our living room as when Phineas and Ferb is turned on!
Anyway, it looks like Phineas and Ferb are going to be busy for all one hundred and one of those days. Just look at what they have planned for the summer!
* Disney's Emmy Award-winning hit series "Phineas and Ferb," TV's #1 animated show among tweens for the past three years, has announced the premiere of the Disney Channel Original Movie, "Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension," set to debut Friday, August 5 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel XD.
* Take Two with Phineas and Ferb", a series of two-minute interview segments in which the animated stepbrothers host their own animated/live action talk show by interviewing real, live celebrity guests, is premiering its second round of interviews in July 2011 on the Disney Channel. Guests include David Beckham, Larry King, Howie Mandel, Jason Segel and Shawn White.
* Disney is launching "Perry the Platy-bus On Tour", a 27-foot long Airstream trailer decorated to look like Perry the Platypus. It will be making a coast-to-coast journey from New York City to San Diego for Comic-Con (July 21-14), then on to the Disney D23 Expo in Anaheim on August 19-21.
* The soundtrack "Phineas and Ferb: Across the 1st and 2nd Dimensions" is being released on August 2, and a two-disc "Ultimate Fan Pack", including a DVD of "Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension," will be available on August 23.
* Phineas and Ferb action figures, apparel, grocery, junior novel, novelty book, magazine and other products are appearing in stores.
Disclosure: I received a Phineas and Ferb gift pack from the Disney Channel as a thank you for posting this information. Iinformation is provided by Child's Play Communications and is indicated in italics. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.