Sneak Peek: ‘Phineas and Ferb’ Featuring Seth Macfarlane and Kevin Smith

Disney XD has provided us with a couple of clips from its upcoming episode of Phineas and Ferb, ‘Nerds of a Feather Parts I & II,’ which is set to premiere August 16 on the network.

In the episode, which we first told you about here, Phineas and Ferb head to the Tri-State area’s annual sci-fi/comic book convention to meet their hero, special effects guru Clive Addison.  Their plan gets sidetracked when they’re swept into a duel between fantasy fans and sci-fi geeks.  Meanwhile, Candace tries to keep secret that she’s a fan of Ducky Mo-Mo, another convention staple.  Across the convention hall, Dr. Doofenshmirtz has taken television executive Jeff McGarland hostage so he can pitch him a show he’s developed, “Doof ‘N’ Puss.”

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Disney XD’s ‘Zeke and Luther’ to Return for Third Season

Disney XD has ordered a third season of the hit comedy series “Zeke and Luther.” The announcement was made today by Gary Marsh, president, Entertainment, and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide. New episodes of the buddy comedy about two best friends determined to achieve epic skateboarding status will begin production fall 2010 in and around southern California. Starring are popular teen actors Hutch Dano, Adam Hicks, Ryan Newman and Daniel Curtis Lee.

In making the announcement, Marsh said: “We have great comedic talent on camera and behind the scenes, and we join its growing fan base in looking forward to a third season of the unique and relatable storytelling that has made ‘Zeke and Luther’ so popular, especially among boys.”

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Report: Disney XD’s ‘Phineas and Ferb’ Panel at 2010 San Diego Comic-con (Some Spoilers)

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Phineas and Ferb creators and cast members Dan Povenmire (Doofenshmirtz) and Jeff ‘Swampy’ Marsh (Major Monogram) were joined by fellow cast members Mitchel Musso (Jeremy, others), Vincent Martella (Phineas), Caroline Rhea (Mom) and Kelly Hu (Stacy) at San Diego Comic-con for a packed-room panel to discuss the popular Disney XD show and give a sneak peek into what we can expect to see in the future.

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First Look: Clay Aiken in Phineas and Ferb’s ‘Summer Belongs to You’ on Disney XD

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Disney XD has just released these stills featuring guest star and American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken from the upcoming ‘Phineas and Ferb’ one-hour special ‘Summer Belongs to You’ which premieres on Disney XD on August 2 at 8:00 pm ET/PT and on August 6 on Disney Channel.

As the story goes, it’s the summer solstice and because it’s the longest day of the year, stepbrothers Phineas and Ferb decide to travel around the world in one day.  But not everyone believes they can actually achieve what they’ve set out to do, leading them to get some encouraging words, in the form of a duet, from Clay Aiken and Chaka Khan.  Meanwhile, Dr. Doofenshmirtz takes a father-daughter trip to Tokyo with Vanessa.

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Disney XD’s Phineas and Ferb Presents ‘My Town’ at Dodger Stadium July 22

Dodger Stadium's 'My Town' with Phineas and FerbDisney’s Emmy Award-winning “Phineas and Ferb” to take over Dodger Stadium for an exclusive Phineas and Ferb “This Is My Town” night Thursday, July 22 for the Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets game.

Phineas and Ferb fans can purchase tickets to the show’s MyTown section at a specially discounted price of $37.  Each ticket includes admission to the game, a limited edition Dodgertown t-shirt featuring both characters, Disney XD giveaways and an all-you-can-eat, kid-friendly menu featuring Dodger Dogs and Phineas and Ferb-inspired food.  To purchase tickets, visit Dodgers.com/mytownspecial and enter the promo code MYTOWN.

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New ‘Phineas and Ferb’ Episodes Feature Clay Aiken, Chaka Khan, Seth MacFarlane and Kevin Smith

With a 100 episodes and counting, the Emmy Award-winning series “Phineas and Ferb” continues to roll out with new and thoroughly amusing stories for kids, tweens and families.  In August, the hit animated comedy, increasingly renowned for its smart humor and noteworthy guest stars, will present two new episodes featuring the legendary recording artist Chaka Khan, multi-Platinum selling singer Clay Aiken (“American Idol”), Emmy-winning animator/writer Seth MacFarlane (“Family Guy”) and filmmaker Kevin Smith (“Clerks”).

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Sneak Peek: Mater as the Tormenter in ‘Monster Truck Mater’ Cars Toon

Ohhh yeah! Whatcha gonna do when the Tormenter runs wild on you?

In this new sneak peek of Monster Truck Mater courtesy of our friends at the Disney Channel and Disney XD, Tow Mater finds himself rocketing to the top of the monster truck wrastlin’ circuit as the Tormenter. Marvel as the Tormenter takes on evil monster truck baddies such as Dr. Feel Bad and Paddy O’ Concrete.

But when the goin’ gets tough, the tough get tagged in and that’s when you call upon on your partner: Frightening McMean.

[Due to licensing agreements with Disney XD, this video has been removed.]

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Disney/ABC Television Group Garners 69 Emmy Nominations

The Disney/ABC Television Group (DATG) captured 69 Primetime Emmy nominations, it was announced today by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. This total reflects nominations for ABC Television Network, ABC Studios, ABC.com and Disney Channel programming.

The ABC Television Network received 63 nominations, including a first-time, first season Comedy Series nomination for “Modern Family,” which gathered a total of 14 nominations, including recognitions for Art Direction, Casting, Directing, Picture Editing, Guest Actor, Sound Mixing and Writing.

“Modern Family’s” Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara all garnered nominations in the Supporting Actor/Actress in a Comedy Series category.

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Stars of Disney XD’s ‘Zeke and Luther’ Kick Off Nationwide Meet & Greet Tour

The stars of Disney XD’s hit comedy series “Zeke and Luther” — Hutch Dano (Zeke), Adam Hicks (Luther) and Daniel Curtis Lee (Kojo) — will greet fans at multiple AT&T retails stores across the U.S. beginning SATURDAY, JUNE 26. Each local event, hosted in conjunction with Disney XD, AT&T U-verse® TV and Radio Disney, the No.1 radio outlet for kids, tweens and families, will feature one or two of the young actors plus entertainment by the Radio Disney Road Crew. Fans can submit an entry card in a drawing box at the retail store for the chance to win an Xbox 360 to be given away every 20 minutes during the event at each store. Winners will be selected in random drawings.*

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Rita Ferro Named Executive VP of Disney Media Sales and Marketing

Rita Ferro, an executive with a strong track record in advertising sales and promotions, has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Disney Media Sales and Marketing, effective June 28. Ms. Ferro will relocate to New York from Miami, where she’s been an integral part of Disney and ESPN’s Latin America business since 1997. She succeeds Tricia Wilber who was recently named Chief Marketing Officer, The Walt Disney Company, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

In her new role, Ferro will lead the integrated sales team that represents and maximizes advertising sales, marketing and promotions across The Walt Disney Company’s media platforms serving kids, moms and families, including its kid-driven, family inclusive TV channels, its wide-range of online offerings, its mom-focused publishing business, and its kid- and mom-focused radio platform. The portfolio, consists of Disney Channel, Disney XD, Playhouse Disney (soon to re-brand to Disney Junior), plus over 20 Disney Online properties serving kids, families and/or women including Disney.com, DisneyFamily.com, DisneyChannel.com, RadioDisney.com, Kaboose.com and FamilyFun.com, among others.

Ferro will report to three business unit leaders – Carolina Lightcap, president, Disney Channels Worldwide; Paul Yanover, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Disney Online, and Russell Hampton, president, Disney Publishing Worldwide.

Ms. Lightcap said, “Rita has a great reputation in the advertising community and a strong background in generating strategic opportunities for diverse clients in a dynamic multichannel, multi-brand business.” She continued, “I am excited to be working closely with her again, and know our integrated ad sales team stands to benefit enormously from her keen insights, strong relationships and leadership skills.”

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