While promoting the new Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel special now showing on Disney Channel, show creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh have been talking to the media about the next adventure for the animated step-brothers and their posse. This time, they are taking their adventures to a galaxy far, far away as part of a new Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars special.
As we’ve previously reported, the special is going to take place during the events of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
According to Jeff “Swampy” Marsh:
“All of [the plot of A New Hope] happens exactly the way it did, but 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 fun to do.”
Given that the project requires the voices of Luke, Leia, Han Solo, etc., finding the right vocal talent has been a fun challenge for the team.
“The Star Wars actors are now all 40 years older, so they don’t sound quite the same, so we’re trying to find people who sound like they did when they were young,” Povenmire said. “The guy we had come in to do Harrison Ford sounded so much like young Harrison Ford. It was like, if you didn’t look up you thought, ‘We have Harrison Ford in the booth!”
Marsh also promised viewers a few special, “yet-to-be-revealed” cameos. “[There will be] a few fun folks that also really fit in a weird way with the whole Star Wars universe.”
We’ll keep you updated as we learn about this potentially fun crossover special.