Next month, Phineas and Ferb- or at least their creators and voice talent- are hitting the road for two events. Whether it's the Big Apple or the nation's capital, it seems they've planned a road trip to talk about the series.
In New York City 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, across from the Port Authority Bus Terminal. 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.
On Wednesday, July 13, Disney Television Animation's senior vice president Eric Coleman will present Phineas and Ferb and Fish Hooks at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. In attendance will be Povenmire, Marsh, and Stoner, as well as the cast and crew of Fish Hooks- creator Noah Z. Jones, executive producer Maxwell Atoms (formerly of The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy), and voice talent Kyle Massey (Milo), Justin Roiland (Oscar), and Chelsea Kane [née Staub] (Bea).
The event will be at 7 pm at the National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, east of the White House. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets may be purchased at the National Press Club website.
This is a modified version of an earlier blog of mine, updated to include information about the DC event.