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					November 12, 2009


          "PHINEAS AND FERB CHRISTMAS VACATION" SPECIAL
  TO DEBUT ON MULTIPLE DISNEY-ABC TV, RADIO AND ONLINE PLATFORMS
         FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27 THROUGH FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18

             -- Original Holiday Songs Performed By Multi Platinum-selling
             Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and the Stars of "Phineas and Ferb" --

                -- Mathew Horne, Malcolm McDowell, Bruce MacKinnon,
                       Jane Carr and Clancy Brown Guest Star --

      -- Phineas and Ferb Characters to Debut in "Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade"
                       Airing on the ABC Television Network --


      A cleverly comedic, music-filled holiday special, "Phineas and Ferb Christmas
Vacation," will premiere across multiple Disney-ABC TV, radio and digital platforms plus
iTunes and Xbox Live, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27 through FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18.
The special is from creators and executive producers Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy"
Marsh, the team behind "Phineas and Ferb," the #1 animated series for kids and
tweens.

      (Editors please note: Click here for screener, clips and images of "Phineas and
Ferb Christmas Vacation" or visit www.DisneyXDmedianet.com. Registration required.)

       Eric Coleman, Senior Vice President, Original Series, Disney Television
Animation, said: "This special has all the makings of a holiday classic – a strong theme
of gratitude, plus the comedy, great music and smart writing fans have come to expect
from 'Phineas and Ferb.'"

      In addition to the series talented cast, the special guest stars include: Clancy
Brown ("Shawshank Redemption"), Jane Carr ("Dear John," "Curb Your Enthusiasm"),
Malcolm McDowell ("A Clockwork Orange"), Mathew Horne ("Gavin & Stacey") and
Bruce MacKinnon ("The Catherine Tate Show").

       Povenmire and Marsh said: "We're thrilled about the multi-platform premiere of
'Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation' because it gives us the opportunity to share our
own Christmas story with so many and we'd like to think that in the future, the
platypus will be associated with Christmas as much as a reindeer!" They continued,
"The episode has some of our best musical numbers, lots of holiday themes, and like
those Christmas classics we grew up with, Phineas and Ferb have to overcome some
pretty big obstacles to save Christmas. That's really the underlying theme of the special
– as well as the series – that if you set your mind to something, especially with the help
of your friends and family, you can accomplish anything."
       Phineas and Ferb characters will debut during the "Disney Parks Christmas Day
Parade," airing Friday, December 25 (10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET) on the ABC
Television Network. The Emmy and BAFTA-nominated series has created opportunities
for other Disney divisions including Disney Consumer Products (apparel, accessories,
and collectible plush), Disney Publishing Worldwide (books, comics), Disney Interactive
Studios (a fast-selling Nintendo DS game), Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
and a soundtrack on Walt Disney Records which has been a top seller since its
September release.

The schedule is:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27 -- Radio Disney begins to showcase new songs from "Phineas
and Ferb Christmas Vacation" soundtrack. The iTunes Music Store will make available
all songs including "Christmas is Starting Now" by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, a winter
rendition of the main title theme by Bowling for Soup, "Thank You Santa" by Jeremy
(Mitchel Musso), "I Don't Really Hate Christmas" by Dr. Doofenshmirtz (Dan
Povenmire), "Where Did We Go Wrong?" by Phineas Flynn (Vincent Martella), Baljeet
(Maulik Pancholy) and Isabella (Alyson Stoner).

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6 (8:00 p.m. and 8:45 p.m., ET/PT) -- "Phineas and Ferb
Christmas Vacation" premieres with two consecutive telecasts on Disney XD

MONDAY, DECEMBER 7 -- Special becomes available on Disney Channel SVOD,
Disney XD VOD, Disney XD Mobile, iTunes and Xbox.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) -- Premiere on Disney Channel preceded
by a six-hour marathon (2:00-8:00 p.m.) of "Phineas and Ferb" episodes.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12 -- Available on DisneyChannel.com and DisneyXD.com.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18 (6:00 p.m., ET/PT) -- Premiere on ABC Family as part of its
"25 Days of Christmas" programming event.

        In the special, it's Christmas Eve and an excited Phineas and Ferb are working to
turn the city of Danville into a giant shimmering thank you card to Santa Claus.
Meanwhile, Dr. Doofenshmirtz develops a Naughty-inator, and suddenly the Tri-state
area is clouded in naughtiness and kids' letters to Santa are returned unanswered. Two
of Santa's British elves arrive to investigate, but Phineas and Ferb must quickly devise
a way to spread holiday cheer, all while Mom and Dad go to the airport to fetch
Grandpa and Grandma Fletcher who've just arrived from England. Meanwhile, Candace
tries, in a not so covert way, to figure out what's on Jeremy's Christmas wish list.

      Guest starring are: Clancy Brown as Santa Claus, Jane Carr as Grandma
Fletcher, Malcolm McDowell as Grandpa Fletcher, Mathew Horne as elf Blay'n and Bruce
MacKinnon as elf Clewn't.

       Starring are singer-actor Vincent Martella ("Everybody Hates Chris") as Phineas
Flynn, Thomas Sangster ("Nanny McPhee") as Ferb Fletcher, Ashley Tisdale ("High
School Musical") as Candace Flynn, Mitchel Musso ("Hannah Montana") as Jeremy,
Caroline Rhea ("Sabrina, the Teenage Witch") as mom Linda Flynn-Fletcher, Richard
O'Brien ("The Rocky Horror Picture Show") as dad Lawrence Fletcher, Dee Bradley
Baker ("American Dad") as Perry the Platypus, Alyson Stoner ("Cheaper by the Dozen")
as Isabella, Jeff "Swampy" Marsh as Major Monogram and Dan Povenmire as the
nefarious Dr. Doofenshmirtz.

     The series creators and executive producers are Dan Povenmire and Jeff
"Swampy" Marsh. Dan Povenmire and Zac Moncrief direct. Danny Jacob is the music
composer. "Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation" is a production of Disney Television
Animation.


Press Contact:
Jean Yoo
Jean.Yoo@disney.com
(818) 955-6728


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