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Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor to Guest Star on "Phineas & Ferb" on March 8, 2010

Disney XD has announced that Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor will guest star in a new episode of Phineas and Ferb slated to premiere on Disney XD on March 8, 2010, with a re-broadcast on March 12, 2010, on the Disney Channel. The husband-and-wife duo, who are parents to Phineas and Ferb fans, will play a supervillain and his nagging wife who challenge Phineas and Ferb in the mistaken belief that they are superheroes.

The full press release follows:


BEN STILLER AND CHRISTINE TAYLOR GUEST STAR IN
A SUPERHERO EPISODE OF “PHINEAS AND FERB,”
PREMIERING MONDAY, MARCH 8 ON DISNEY XD

Emmy Award-winning Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor guest star in an action-packed episode of TV’s #1 animated series for kids and tweens, “Phineas and Ferb,” premiering MONDAY, MARCH 8 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD. It will also be presented Friday, March 12 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. The real-life husband and wife are the parents of “Phineas and Ferb” fans.

In the episode entitled “The Beak,” Stiller voices a super villain and Taylor plays his nagging wife. Stiller’s character arrives in Danville to challenge Phineas and Ferb after the boys are mistaken as a superhero (while wearing an indestructible suit they designed to safely conquer their newly built extreme skate-track) known as The Beak. With the super villain wreaking havoc, it’s up to Phineas and Ferb to thwart him while Dr. Doofenshmirtz tells the people of the Tri-State area that he is in charge, in hopes that they will actually just go along with it.

“Phineas and Ferb” airs on Disney XD and Disney Channels in more than 135 countries and in 26 languages around the world. In the U.S., “Phineas and Ferb” has ranked as TV’s #1 animated series among Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14 for two consecutive years. In addition, “Phineas and Ferb” is Disney XD’s #1 animated series in key demos. The series carries a TV-G parental guideline.

Disney XD is a basic cable channel and multi-platform brand showcasing a compelling mix of live-action and animated programming for Kids age 6-14, hyper-targeting boys and their quest for discovery, accomplishment, sports, adventure and humor. Disney XD branded content spans television, online, mobile and VOD platforms. The programming includes series, movies and short-form, as well as sports-themed programming developed with ESPN. In the U.S., Disney XD is seen on a 24-hour, advertiser supported network that reaches over 75 million households via its basic cable affiliates. Disney XD recently launched in the UK, France, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Greece, Turkey, Latin America and Japan.

(Source: NTI, 2009 (12/29/08-12/27/09) and 2008: 12/31/07-12/28/08), Live + 7, ranked on trackage level data; IITB: 1/18/10, Live + Same Day; DXD: 12/28/09-1/31/10.)

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