Despite the Walt Disney Studios deciding to skip hosting any major panels at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con, Disney Channel will return to the event this year with a huge presence, bringing popular shows, celebrities, and eye-catching displays.
“Phineas and Ferb” will be Disney’s biggest star of the show with “Perry the Platy-bus On Tour” arriving after traveling across the country. The “Phineas and Ferb-Disney Channel/Disney XD” spectacular showcase will span 25×60 feet and will be located immediately opposite the main entrance on the convention floor. The “Platy-bus” is a 4000-pound customized Airstream trailer comes complete with bill, tail and googly eyes inspired by Phineas and Ferb’s teal-colored pet platypus, Perry. It will open for the three-hour Comic-Con preview night on Wednesday, July 20 before being available to the rest of the event during the following four days. Inside will be access to upcoming video games inspired by the Disney Channel Original Movie “Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension”.
(The Platy-bus will later make an appearance at the upcoming Disney D23 Expo from August 19-21, 2011.)
A special sneak preview of that movie will also take place at the convention on Saturday, July 23, including a Q&A with “Phineas and Ferb” creators and executive producers Dan Povenmire and Swampy Marsh following the screening. (Time and place to be announced.) In addition, Disney will offer premium giveaways and a collection of four Comic-Con exclusive “Phineas and Ferb” figurines and one mystery figure from Jakks Pacific for purchase.
Beyond the show floor and special movie screening, Disney Channel and Disney XD will be hosting three separate panels showcasing some of their most popular and upcoming new TV shows and featuring several special celebrity guests. Shows featured in these panels include “Phineas and Ferb”, “Kick Buttowksi – Suburban Daredevil”, “Fish Hooks”, “Gravity Falls”, and “Tron: Uprising”.
Notable celebrities attending will include Ashley Tisdale (“High School Musical”, “Phineas and Ferb”), Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic NBA star, “Kick Buttowski”), Chelsea Kane (“Dancing with the Stars”, “Fish Hooks) and more.
Here’s a full list of the Disney panels and celebrity guests:
FRIDAY, JULY 22: “Phineas and Ferb” – Creators and executive producers Dan Povenmire and Swampy Marsh join cast members Vincent Martella (“Phineas”), Ashley Tisdale (“Candace”), Dee Bradley Baker (“Perry”) and Olivia Olson (“Vanessa”).
SATURDAY, JULY 23: “Kick Buttowski – Suburban Daredevil” – NBA star Dwight Howard makes a special guest appearance along with creator/executive producer Sandro Corsaro and cast. Additionally, fans will get a sneak peek of Disney XD’s future animated series, “Tron: Uprising” and “Motorcity.”
SUNDAY, JULY 24: “Fish Hooks” – Creator/executive producer Noah Z. Jones, executive producer Maxwell Atoms, director Bill Reiss and cast including “Dancing with the Stars” finalist Chelsea Kane (“Bea”), Atticus Shaffer (“Albert Glass”) and Justin Roiland (“Oscar”). Fans will also get a sneak peek of Disney Channel’s upcoming animated series “Gravity Falls.”
Autograph sessions with the cast and crew from “Phineas and Ferb” will occur throughout the weekend, and signings for “Kick Buttowski-Suburban Daredevil” and “Fish Hooks” will take place at the “Phineas and Ferb-Disney Channel/DisneyXD” booth preceding each of the respective panels.
We’ll be covering all four days AND preview night of the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con so check back to Inside the Magic from July 20 – 25 for all the Disney excitement we can find throughout the show.