Much like a certain newspaper, I try to give you all the news that's fit to print- or at least blog. And that's fitting, because that very newspaper, The New York Times, has announced that Phineas and Ferb will be the subject of their latest "TimesTalk," a series of discussions with figures in entertainment, journalism, and other fields moderated by their reporters.
On Saturday, July 9- two days before Disney launches their Perry the Platy-Bus tour in the city- Brooks Barnes, who in June of 2010 wrote an article for the Times on how Phineas and Ferb is poised to be "the new SpongeBob" when it comes to merchandising- will moderate a discussion with series creators/voice actors Dan Povenmire (Dr. Doofenshmirtz) and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh (Major Monogram), alongside cast members Vincent Martella (Phineas), Ashley Tisdale (Candace), Dee Bradley Baker (Perry), and Alyson Stoner (Isabella). The Times states that they will "how how they bring the people and stories to life with their drawings," and also promise a sneak peek at the upcoming made-for-TV-movie Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension.
The talk will be held from 11am-12:30pm at the TimesCenter on 41st Street between 7th and 8th Avenues in the heart of Times Square. Tickets are $30 (plus tax and a $4 service fee) and may be purchased at the TimesTalks website. Being the semi-Manhattanite that I am, I hope to attend both it and the Platy-Bus appearance, and if all goes according to plan (and Dr. Doofenshmirtz doesn't mess things up), coverage of both will appear in the Tri-State Gazette sometime in the near future.