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On Thursday, July 22, 2011, The Disney Channel hosted a Phineas and Ferb panel, featuring co-creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh and several members of the cast, including Vincent Martella (voice of Phineas Flynn), Ashley Tisdale (Candance Flynn), Dee Bradley Baker (Perry the Platypus) and Olivia Olsen (Vanessa Doofenshmirtz). In addition to writing, directing and producing, Povenmire and Marsh also lend their voices to two of the main characters. With a raspy-high pitched tone, Povenmire plays Agent P's nemesis, the innately evil Dr. Heinz Doofenschmirtz. Marsh channels his inner-Walter Cronkite to provide Major Monogram's distinctive syntax.
Moderated by GeekDad's Matt Blum, the charismatic cast was asked about the show, plotlines and their characters. The actors demonstrated their voice talents and answered several fan questions (sometimes in-character). Povenmire and Marsh also explained the extensive animation process by playing a hilarious rap music video starring the show's artists, writers and technical staff.
Fans were treated to several new Phineas and Ferb clips, including an amusing caveman episode in which all the characters speak nonsensical gibberish in familiar situations. An exciting clip from the upcoming Disney Channel original movie, Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension was previewed along with the world premiere of the music video Kick it up a Notch featuring Slash. Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension, which takes the characters to an alternate dimension controlled by Dr. Doofenschmirtz, will premiere August 5, 2011 on the Disney Channel.
The Disney Channel's official preview trailer for Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension.