Fans of Disney’s Phineas and Ferb in New York City’s Times Square Monday morning were treated to a brilliantly fun kickoff to the cross-country tour of Perry the Platy-bus. The event included singing, dancing, free t-shirts, and other fun activities. To top that off, four members of the show’s cast and crew were in attendance: Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, the show’s creators and the voices, respectively, of Dr. Doofenshmirtz and Major Monogram; Dee Bradley Baker, the voice of Perry the Platypus; and Alyson Stoner, the voice of Isabella.
Perry the Platy-bus, which is of course based on the pet/secret agent Perry the Platypus from the show, is making its way from New York to San Diego, where it will arrive at Comic-Con next week to showcase the upcoming TV movie Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension. As I’ve mentioned before, the official press release describes the tour thusly:
During “Perry the Platy-bus On Tour,” fans are invited to marvel at nearly 4,000 pounds of Perry (complete with a bill, tail and googly eyes), come aboard, play the exciting new Unity 3D video game, “The Movie Game: The Dimension of Doooom!” and video console games, sing Perry-oke and more.
There hasn’t been an official schedule for the tour posted, but you can follow its progress online — when last I checked it was heading for Cleveland.
Sadly, I will probably not be able to catch the Platy-bus during its tour, but I will certainly report on it from Comic-Con. In the meantime, you can read the excellent coverage of the Times Square event on the Stitch Kingdom blog and watch some video from the event below.
Image copyright by, and courtesy of, Disney Channel.