When Disney bought Lucasfilm I think we all knew that crossover material was coming, we’ve already seen exactly that with Marvel properties. I distinctly remember the internet collectively curling up in the fetal position in some sort of pop culture induced panic attack over what would assuredly be terrible collaborations, an affront to everything we hold dear.
The good news is that Disney doesn’t seem to be completely incompetent. They are aware of the franchises they own and how best to put them together. It would be foolish and inaccurate to say that everything Disney does is wonderful, but it would be equally foolish and inaccurate to say that everything they do is bad. In fact, quite the opposite is true, there are some real gems hidden in the Disney catalogue.
Things like “Phineas and Ferb,” which I love with unabashed fervor. A year ago Disney gave us a P&F/Marvel crossover which, like all things “Phineas and Ferb,” didn’t suck at all. That’s why when Disney announced a similar crossover with the boys in the “Star Wars” universe all fears were quelled. I hope at this point we can all stop doubting Disney. They know what they’re doing, at least for the time being.
The “Star Wars” episode takes place in an alternate universe (thank glob for the multiverse, amirite?) wherein the characters of P&F live alongside the characters of “Star Wars.” In fact, they live just one moisture farm away from Luke. Unlike other “Star Wars” parodies (Family Guy and Robot Chicken) we won’t see the characters of Wars replaced by the characters of the cartoon; instead they live together in a new cohesive story.
“Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars” will premier July 26, 2014 on Disney and again on August 4, 2014 on Disney XD along with an extended look at Disney’s upcoming “Star Wars” series “Star Wars: Rebels.”
Oh ya, did I mention that Simon Pegg is voicing C3PO?
May the Ferb be with you.