LONDON, 4 th April 2011– Disney today announced Phineas and Ferb: Across the Second Dimension is currently in developmentfor the Wii™, Nintendo DS™ and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems. In the UK, Phineas and Ferb became the highest reaching channel franchise property ever with atotal audience reachof 9.2 million Individuals during the summer of 2010. Fans can play as their favourite characters including Phineas, Ferb and Agent P as they journey through all new dimensions filled with action-packed fun, in a quest to battle the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz. Phineas and Ferb: Across the Second Dimension is slated for release from Summer 2011.
“We collaborated closely with Disney’s video game development team to ensure that the video game captures the humour and style of our movie ,” said Dan Povenmire, Emmy Award-winning Creator/Executive Producer, Phineas and Ferb.“The antics of the characters and the immersive new worlds of the video game will extend the experience fans will encounter in the Phineas and Ferb: Across the Second Dimension.”
The PlayStation®3 system and Wii versions will allow fans to play as up to 10 characters. Players will have the option to work together in two-player cooperative mode while navigating through an old time 1928 style cartoon world, a lawn gnome land and a gelatine world. In a mission to save the world, players will journey through 25 exciting levels while overcoming obstacles and upgrading cool new gadgets including the Carbonator, that fires carbonated orange soda that can melt enemies and ninja gloves, which allows players to stick to walls. Along the way, fans will collect cool items and unlock additional playable characters, including a new OWSA special agent created specifically for the video game. The PlayStation 3 system version will also be the first time a Phineas and Ferb video game features PlayStation®Move motion controller compatible gameplay.
In the DS version of Phineas and Ferb: Across the Second Dimension, fans will play as Phineas, Ferb or Agent P. Players will jump, dodge, race and battle through five outrageous worlds featuring over 30 levels. Along the way, players will work to earn gadget upgrades including a baseball launcher and Agents P’s favourite gadget the grapple gun, while solving environmental puzzles in an effort to save Danville.
In addition to lending their voices to the Disney Channel Original Movie, several of the actors from the popular TV series will be voicing the Wii and PlayStation 3 system versions of the game including Vincent Martella as Phineas, Thomas Sangster as Ferb, Alyson Stoner as Isabella and show creators/executive producers Dan Povenmire as Dr. Doofenshmirtz and Jeff“Swampy” Marsh as Major Francis Monogram.
Published by Disney, Phineas and Ferb: Across the Second Dimension will be released from Summer 2011.
About The Disney Channel Original Movie
Phineas and Ferb: Across the Second Dimension, Phineas and Ferb finally discover that their pet platypus, Perry, is a secret agent who battles the forces of evil almost every day. With the help of their friends, the boys team up with Perry on an adventure through a parallel universe where they must ultimately thwart the disastrous plans of an even more evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz.
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About The Walt Disney Company
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TWDC has had a strong presence in the UK for more than 75 years and currently employs over 3,500 people. TWDC UK is a major film distributor with recent successes including ‘‘Toy Story 3’’ and‘‘ Alice in Wonderland’’. Both films set records across the region contributing to a global box office for each film in excess of $1 billion. Disney also works with local broadcast partners to bring compelling and creative branded and non-branded content to viewers via a variety of platforms, including the hit series‘’ Desperate Housewives’’ and‘’ Grey’s Anatomy.’’ Disney Channel launched in the UK in 1995 and is the number one channel with girls (6-14) amongst children’s pay-TV channels. The Disney Channel multiplex in the UK also includes Disney XD, Playhouse Disney and Disney Cinemagic. ESPN has made significant inroads into the UK market after establishing the“ ESPN” channel in the UK, offering a wide range of sports, including the Barclays Premier League, Scottish Premier League, and the newly added Aviva Premiership Rugby matches. In 2008, TWDC announced its partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity focused on raising£10 million towards the hospital’s redevelopment appeal. The Disney Appeal works across all of the Disney businesses to raise funds and provide unique and memorable experiences for patients and their families.
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