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SAN DIEGO — Star Wars is making its way through the Disney universe.
Disney’s animated series Phineas and Ferb will head to the Star Wars universe with a special one-hour episode, it was announced Friday by executive producers Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh at Comic-Con.
The episode, which puts the characters of Phineas and Ferb into the same world as Star Wars, will debut in 2014 on Disney Channel and sister network Disney XD. Production has begun on the hourlong episode.
“May the Ferb Be With You and with all of us who for decades have dreamt of a chance to work with the great characters and stories of Star Wars,” Povenmire said in a statement.
The episode takes place a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away in the summer. Phineas and Ferb are living on Tatooine but find themselves thrown into a global rebellion when the plans for blowing up the Death Star accidentally fall into their hands. They are forced to search for a pilot to take them to the rebels so they can hand over the plans, but Candace chases the two with hopes of retrieving the plans.
On the Death Star, Darth Enshmirtz, a low-level Darth, has created a Force-powered “Sith-inator” that he plans to use against the Rebel Alliance. Agent P, working undercover for the Rebellion, is dispatched to stop him but gets trapped in carbonite. Things take a startling turn when Ferb is accidentally hit by the full blast of Darth Enshmirtz’s “inator” and becomes an evil Sith.
Vincent Martella, Ashley Tisdale, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Caroline Rhea, Richard O’Brien, Dee Bradley Baker, Alyson Stoner, Maulik Pancholy, Bobby Gaylor, Povenmire and Marsh are the voice stars.
This new crossover episode comes weeks after Disney announced the premiere date for Phineas and Ferb’s special installment airing Aug. 16 featuring Marvel superheroes.
An animated Star Wars series, Star Wars Rebels, will debut with a one-hour special in fall 2014 on Disney Channel before premiering as a full-fledged TV series on Disney XD.
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