May the synergistic force be with you!
When Disney purchased LucasFilm in 2012, all sorts of tantalizing crossovers immediately became possible — and now, the acquisition is finally starting to pay dividends for fans of Phineas and Ferb.
The Mouse announced today that the popular cartoon will premiere an “epic ode” to Star Wars on Disney Channel and Disney XD next year. The one-hour special “places the characters of Phineas and Ferb in the same space and time as the world of Star Wars,” though according to a synopsis, it doesn’t seem as though they’ll necessarily interact with any of the sci-fi franchise’s own characters.
Here’s a lengthy, official description of what creators and executive producers Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh have in store:
“The event episode’s story begins a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away — in summer. Phineas and Ferb are living happily on Tatooine, just one moisture farm over from Luke Skywalker. They love simply hanging out and creating new adventures under the twin suns but find themselves thrust into a global rebellion when the plans for blowing up the Death Star accidentally fall into their hands.
“Now that fate has suddenly pulled them into the fight for freedom, they must go in search of a pilot who can take them to the rebels so they can hand over the plans. Complicating matters, Candace has a Stormtrooper-like intent on ‘busting rebels’ and chases Phineas and Ferb across the galaxy in hopes of retrieving the Death Star plans.
“Meanwhile, back on the Death Star, Darth Enshmirtz, a low level Darth, has created a Force-powered “Sith-inator” that he plans to use against the Rebel Alliance. Agent P, working undercover for the Rebellion, is dispatched to stop him, but quickly gets trapped in carbonite. Then, things take a startling turn when Ferb is accidentally hit by the full blast of Dr. Darth Enschmirtz’s ‘inator’ and becomes….an evil Sith.”
The episode will air in 2014, though no specific premiere date has been set yet.