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Disney Channels Around the World to Premiere Original Animated Comedy Series "Phineas and Ferb" in Month-Long Programming Event

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Disney Channels Around the World to Premiere Original Animated Comedy Series "Phineas and Ferb" in Month-Long Programming Event

Ashley Tisdale ("High School Musical"), Mitchel Musso ("Hannah Montana"), Vincent Martella ("Everybody Hates Chris") Thomas Sangster ("Nanny McPhee") and Caroline Rhea ("Sabrina, the Teenage Witch") among Voice Cast

(November 8, 2007) Disney Channel will premiere its original animated series "Phineas and Ferb," an imaginative comedy from noted animation producers Dan Povenmire ("Family Guy") and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh ("The Simpsons"), in a month-long global programming event entitled Phineas and Ferb-ruary, beginning FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. Produced by Walt Disney Television Animation, the series will air every night (8:00 p.m.) throughout February on Disney Channel U.S. and will premiere day and date on all 27 Disney Channels.

"Phineas and Ferb" will also be featured in a Leap Year marathon on February 29 (3:30-8:18 p.m. ET/PT).

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The highly-anticipated "Phineas and Ferb" was seen in two preview telecasts and delivered impressive ratings. In the coveted post-"High School Musical 2" timeslot in August, it delivered 10.8 million total viewers and 4.2 million Kids 6-11, Disney Channel's second-largest audience of all time in those measurements. It also delivered 4.2 million Tweens 9-14, tying "Hannah Montana" as the second-most-watched telecast in that demographic. The second sneak peek of "Phineas and Ferb" in September delivered 3.3 million total viewers.

Produced in traditional 2D animation from an artists' storyboard, the series introduces great characters, stories and music and a relatable theme of resourceful stepbrothers, Phineas and Ferb, who dream the impossible dream and somehow, make those dreams come true But, to the chagrin of their older sister Candace, the boys manage to clean it all up before their parents get home. Each comedic episode has many levels of sophistication and a broad array of original songs that extend the humor.

As the series unfolds, Phineas and his stepbrother Ferb build a backyard beach complete with surf competition, create a new season -- one with both sun and snow -- called "swinter" and assemble a theme park-sized roller coaster, all just outside their back door. Throughout the escapades, they're accompanied by Perry the Platypus, their seemingly mindless family pet. But unbeknownst to everyone, including Phineas and Ferb, Perry is also Agent P, a suave secret operative who faces off with the ridiculously evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz.

Starring as the voice cast are: Vincent Martella ("Everybody Hates Chris") as Phineas, Thomas Sangster ("Nanny McPhee") as Ferb, Ashley Tisdale ("The Suite Life of Zack & Cody," "High School Musical" and "High School Musical 2") as Candace, Caroline Rhea ("Sabrina, the Teenage Witch") as mom Linda, Richard O'Brien (creator of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show") as dad Lawrence, Mitchel Musso ("Hannah Montana") as Jeremy and Dee Bradley Baker ("American Dad!") as Perry the Platypus.

The creators and executive producers are Dan Povenmire ("Family Guy") and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh ("The Simpsons"). Povenmire is also the voice of Dr. Doofenshmirtz and Marsh is the voice of Major Monogram. Zac Moncrief and Dan Povenmire are directors and Danny Jacob is the composer. The series is a production of Walt Disney Television Animation.

It carries a TV-G parental guideline.

-- Posted November 8, 2007