via press release:
SEASON THREE OF EMMY-WINNING ANIMATED SERIES “PHINEAS AND FERB” PREMIERES FRIDAY, MARCH 4 ON DISNEY CHANNEL
Upcoming Guest Stars include Michael Douglas, Jane Lynch, Tina Fey,
Michael J. Fox, Anna Paquin, Joan Cusack and Jamie Oliver
Mark Your Calendar! Platypus Day is Saturday, March 5 on Disney😄
The smart, sophisticated and good-natured comedy of Disney’s “Phineas and Ferb” continues to attract famous fans who’ve recorded guest roles for the Emmy-winning animated series’ third season, premiering FRIDAY, MARCH 4 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. The series is also seen on Disney😄.
The remarkable lineup of stars who’ve recorded upcoming episodes includes iconic actor and producer Michael Douglas, who guest stars along with his 10-year-old son, Dylan Michael Douglas, when Danville’s scariest haunted house opens for the neighborhood kids; Jane Lynch guest stars as Jeremy’s mother, Mrs. Johnson; Tina Fey plays an eager buyer who seeks to purchase the building which headquarters Doofenshmirtz Evil, Incorporated; Michael J. Fox pays tribute to the cult hit “Teen Wolf” with the Werewolf Michael role; Anna Paquin (“True Blood”) again plays a star-crossed lover in a vampire/werewolf storyline; Joan Cusack guest stars as a train conductor whose can-do attitude just might convince Candace to give up trying to bust her brothers; and renowned chef Jamie Oliver (ABC’s “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution”) judges Danville’s meatloaf competition.
As the animated gem continues to increase in popularity, Disney😄 will commemorate Platypus Day, an official day honoring Danville’s favorite pet and secret agent Perry the Platypus (aka Agent P), with a marathon programming event, SATURDAY, MARCH 5 (8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. ET/PT). Disney Channel will also present a marathon of Perry the Platypus (Agent P) episodes (5:00-8:00 p.m., ET/PT). Currently online, both DisneyChannel.com and DisneyXD.com feature an array of Platypus-themed games and activities that challenge users to earn Platy-points to unlock additional bonus features. In the online Platypus Photo Booth, fans can create their own photo with Perry the Platypus and send a top secret Platypus Day greeting card with Perry chatter only friends can decode.
In the U.S., “Phineas and Ferb” ranked as TV’s No. 1 animated series among Tweens 9-14 for the third consecutive year (2008-10). It was also Disney😄’s
No. 1 program in Total Viewers, Kids 6-14 and Boys 6-14, and its No. 1 animated series in Kids 6-11 and Boys 6-11 for 2010. [Source: NTI, US ratings, most current. 2010: 12/28/09-12/26/10. Competitive ranks based on trackage data with minimum 10 telecasts].
The third season’s rollout is:
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25 – Season Three premiere episode, “The Great Indoors”/”Canderemy,” will be available as part of Disney Channel’s on Demand SVOD offering (Cablevision, Time Warner, Verizon, AT&T). In “The Great Indoors,” Phineas and Ferb build a huge biodome to help when bad weather spoils Isabella’s plan to earn a Fireside Girl patch; Candace is in a frenzy trying to figure out what Jeremy likes about her, and at Evil Inc., Agent P must stop Dr. Doofenshmirtz from raining out a big soccer game just so he can watch his favorite telenovela. In “Canderemy,” Candace pays a visit to Jeremy’s house only to hear a cautionary tale from Mrs. Johnson (played by Jane Lynch), and Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s “Combine-inator” creates a strange occurrence. Meanwhile, Phineas and Ferb build a giant robot dog.
FRIDAY, MARCH 4 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) – Season premiere of “Phineas and Ferb” on Disney Channel, with a mobile simulcast on Sprint TV and MobiTV.
SATURDAY, MARCH 5 (8:00 a.m., ET/PT) – Season premiere episode and Platypus Day marathon (8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney😄. Disney Channel will also present a marathon of Perry the Platypus (Agent P) episodes (5:00-8:00 p.m., ET/PT). The season premiere episode will become available on Disney Channel and Disney😄 Mobile VOD, iTunes and Xbox.
Starring are singer-actor Vincent Martella as Phineas Flynn, Thomas Sangster as Ferb Fletcher, Ashley Tisdale as Candace Flynn, Mitchel Musso as Jeremy, Caroline Rhea as mom Linda Flynn-Fletcher, Richard O’Brien as dad Lawrence Fletcher, Dee Bradley Baker as Perry the Platypus, Alyson Stoner as Isabella, Jeff “Swampy” Marsh as Major Monogram and Emmy Award-winning Dan Povenmire as the nefarious Dr. Doofenshmirtz.
A fan favorite in every major territory, “Phineas and Ferb” airs on Disney Channels and Disney😄 channels in more than 168 countries and in 34 languages, reaching more than 279 million unduplicated Total Viewers worldwide.