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‘Phineas’ to preem Aug. 5 on Disney Channel

ABC will air first movie based on series Aug. 20

The original TV movie “Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension” will bow Aug. 5 on the Disney Channel.

Based on the most-watched animated series for kids 6-11 and 9-14, “Across the 2nd Dimension” will actually be available on-demand to Cablevision, Time Warner, Verizon and AT&T customers August 1. Subsequently, the telepic will air Aug. 13 on Disney XD and Aug. 20 on ABC, while also initiating showings Aug. 18 on the high seas via the Disney Cruise Line.

A related videogame will be released this summer. Disney will also promote the film and series with a coast-to-coast “Perry the Platy-bus” tour, starting July 11 in New York with a stop at San Diego’s Comic-Con July 21-24, and a previously announced live stage tour will bow beginning Aug. 21.

In addition, “Phineas and Ferb” spinoff shortform series “Take Two with Phineas and Ferb” has booked live-action guests including David Beckham, Selena Gomez, Larry King, Howie Mandel, Jason Segel and Shawn White for upcoming episodes.

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