Disney Channel Hosts First Ever Animation Panel at National Press Club


BURBANK, Calif., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Disney Television Animation is slated to present the Emmy Award-winning and BAFTA-nominated series Phineas and Ferb, and hit innovative comedy series Fish Hooks at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, July 13 (7:00 — 9:00 p.m., ET/PT). This presentation marks the National Press Club’s first-ever animation panel.

“It’s an honor to be invited to present our panel at the National Press Club and have the opportunity to showcase our top two animated series, as well as highlight our upcoming programming slate to the Young Members Committee,” said Eric Coleman, senior vice president, original programming, Disney Television Animation.

“This is the inaugural animation panel for the National Press Club and we are proud to have Disney, the world’s leader in animation, as a partner. It is truly an honor to host such a noteworthy event and respected panel, for what will certainly be among the most memorable and entertaining evenings in NPC history,” said Tim Young, chairman, young members committee, National Press Club.

In addition to Phineas and Ferb and Fish Hooks, Disney Television Animation will offer an overview of upcoming programming, including Gravity Falls, Motorcity, and Tron:Uprising.

Panel to include the following attendees:

Phineas and Ferb: creators and executive producers, Emmy Award-winning Dan Povenmire (Family Guy and Rocko’s Modern Life) and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh (The Simpsons and Rocko’s Modern Life), Alyson Stoner (Camp Rock movies), Jack McBrayer (30 Rock), Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock) and Bobby Gaylor (Take Two with Phineas and Ferb).

Fish Hooks: creator/executive producer Noah Z. Jones (Not Norman, The Monster in the Backpack), executive producer Maxwell Atoms (The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy), Chelsea Kane (Dancing with the Stars), Kyle Massey (Dancing with the Stars) and Justin Roiland (The Sarah Silverman Program).

Attendees will include club members, military families and is open to the general public. For more information, please visit http://www.press.org/events/disney-lands-press-club.

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  • http://www.animationanomaly.com Charles Kenny

    NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

    I’m in Ireland that week.

    Always in the wrong $&*%^ place at the wrong #$%^*& time :(

  • http://s1.zetaboards.com/Conceptual_Evolution/index/ truteal

    Disney, the world’s leader in animation? How old is this?