March 06, 2012 7:10pm PT by THR Staff
Disney Channel, Radio Disney Execs, Stars Celebrate 'Platypus Day' in Honor of 'Phineas and Ferb' (Photos)
As an extension of their wildly popular animated series Phineas and Ferb, Disney Channel and Disney XD joined together on Saturday, March 3 for “Platypus Day” -- named for the show's Perry the Platypus character.
As part of the celebration, a new song and dance was introduced called “The Platypus Walk.” The routine was choreographed by Rosero McCoy (Shake It Up, Camp Rock) and is designed to encourage kids and families to lead active lifestyles.
Getting in on the fun were a few of Disney Channel’s top brass, including Gary Marsh (president and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide), Sean Cocchia and Phil Guerini, as well as show creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh. They were joined by Radio Disney host and on-air talent Jake Whetter and Ernie D, Blake, Hallie, Morgan and Maddie.
Above, Cocchia, Povinmire, Marsh and Dee pose for a group photo. Check out more images from the event below.
Phineas and Ferb is currently the No. 1 animated series for kids and tweens, marking the Disney Channel’s fourth consecutive year delivering the No. 1 animated TV series in Tweens 9-14, as well as the fourth consecutive year with the No. 1 animated TV series in Prime in Kids 6-11.
Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, Dee Bradley Baker, Vincent Martella, Jake Whetter, Dan Povenmire
Hallie, Sean Cocchia, Dan Povenmire, Gary Marsh, Dee
Ernie D, Jake Whetter, Flash Mob Dancers