The first animated crossover between Disney programming and Star Wars is on its way, and it sounds like a lot of fun. Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars, which features the cartoon show’s characters in a parallel universe where they live out events much like those of Episode IV: A New Hope, better known to those of a certain age as simply Star Wars. It will premiere on Saturday, July 26, at 9:00pm ET/PT on Disney Channel.
The show’s usual voice cast will be featured, of course, along with some awesome guests: Simon Pegg as C-3PO and a Stormtrooper commanding officer; and MythBusters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman as “members of the Empire” (I know that’s vague, but that’s all the press release says). Show creators (and voices respectively of Doofenshmirtz and Major Monogram on the show) Dan Povenmire and Swampy Marsh will also have cameos as themselves. The story is described in the official press release as follows:
In Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars, Phineas and Ferb are living just one moisture farm over from Luke Skywalker on the planet of Tatooine when R2-D2 and the Death Star plans inadvertently fall into their speeder. With the fate of the galaxy thrust upon their shoulders, they hire pilot Isabella, Han Solo’s rival, to help them return the plans to the Rebel Alliance. Complicating matters, low-ranking Stormtrooper Candace is intent on busting the Rebels and chases them across the galaxy in hopes of retrieving the Death Star plans.
Meanwhile, intergalactic chaos erupts on the Death Star when Perry the Rebelpus is trapped in carbonite while trying to stop Darthenshmirtz from using his new “Sith-inator.” The saga takes a turn for the worse when Ferb is accidentally caught in the crossfire of the “Sith-inator,” changing him into a full-fledged Sith and leading to an epic first-time battle between the brothers.
Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars premieres Saturday, July 26, at 9:00pm ET/PT on Disney Channel. The hour-long special will be followed by an extended first look at the upcoming Star Wars: Rebels series, as an added bonus.
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