Disney’s “Phineas and Ferb” debuted “Perry the Platy-bus On Tour” today in New York’s Times Square before crossing the country as part of Disney Channel’s summer of “Phineas and Ferb.” The tour celebrates the top-rated animated series and kicks off the countdown to the Disney Channel Original Movie, “Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension,” premiering FRIDAY, AUGUST 5 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel and SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 (10:00 a.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD. Fans can follow the bus at www.disneychannel.com/platy-bus. Also leading up to the debut of the movie is the season premiere of “Take Two with Phineas and Ferb,” in which the animated stepbrothers interview live action guests. Soccer superstar David Beckham guests SATURDAY, JULY 23 (9:30 a.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. It will also air on Disney XD (date TBA).
The Times Square kick-off included hundreds of “Phineas and Ferb” fans, a musical performance by middle school kids from The New Jersey Repertory Theatre Glee Club singing “Everything’s Better with Perry,” dancers and Phineas, Ferb and Agent P characters. It culminated with the reveal of “Perry the Platy-bus,” a 27-foot Airstream trailer complete with bill, tail and googly eyes inspired by Phineas’ and Ferb’s pet platypus, Perry. Scores of fans watched the reveal as it streamed live on Disney Store’s 2,000 square foot LED digital display in Times Square.
Joining in the fun were the creators and executive producers of “Phineas and Ferb,” Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, and the cast, Dee Bradley Baker, Alyson Stoner and Radio Disney’s Jake Whetter.
Fans were invited aboard “Perry the Platy-bus” to play new video games, sing along with “Perry-oke” and meet Phineas and Ferb. “Perry the Platy-bus On Tour” will travel from New York to Los Angeles, making stops at landmark sites and fan events, including San Diego’s Comic-Con International (July 21-24), Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim (August 19-21) and more.
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