By Melissa Platero, CCNN Writer
In a galaxy not so far away… Disney Channel has started to cash in on their countless Star Wars crossover possibilities. After purchasing LucasFilm in 2012, Disney expressed their ideas about featuring Star Wars characters in their Disney shows.
The House of Mouse announced that they would air a one-hour TV special that will feature characters from both the Star Wars series and the Disney Channel show “Phineas and Ferb.” In the episode, Phineas and Ferb will appear as residents of the fictional planet, Tatooine, that is home to Anakin and Luke Skywalker. The boys are thrust into a galactic rebellion when the plans for blowing up the Death Star – a space station and super weapon that appears in the Star Wars series – accidentally falls into their hands.
“Phineas and Ferb” creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff Marsh told Entertainment Weekly (EW) that the Star Wars tribute is set to take place during the events of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. In the original movie, a group of freedom fighters called the Rebel Alliance travel the galaxy in a quest to destroy the evil Galactic Empire’s Death Star and save the galaxy. Marsh told EW, “We find out that Phineas and Ferb are Luke’s neighbors on Tatooine and become embroiled in the adventure. Our story all takes place as if you had a slightly wider shot, you could see our characters. Or if you just waited around five minutes after this [Star Wars] storyline, our characters would pass through, which was really really fun to do.”
Seeing as the original Star Wars actors are lightyears older than they were when the series originally aired, Disney Channel has hired new actors who specialize in imitating voices. Now, that isn’t to say there won’t be any originals guest starring, but Povenmire won’t budge on his secrets just yet.
As Yoda might say, “Have to wait and see, we will.” The episode will air sometime in the year 2014, so there’s plenty of time to be excited.
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