Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reprise their roles as Shaun and Ed from Shaun of the Dead in the new Phineas and Ferb zombie-centric Halloween special, airing October 4th on Disney Channel.
Hector and the Search for Happiness Intros with director Peter Chelsom and musical contributor Dave Grohl, Saturday, September 20th at Hollywood.
Join us for a screening of the new film Hector and the Search for Happiness, introduced by director Peter Chelsom and musical contributor Dave Grohl at Hollywood. Then, after the film, stick around for a special ArcLight Stories video with director Peter Chelsom and actor Simon Pegg.
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The Disney Channel’s long-running ‘Phineas and Ferb’ has managed some impressive guest stars and tribute episodes in recent years, but its latest get is a slice of fried gold. Ten years after its release, ‘Shaun of the Dead’ stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have announced that iconic zombie-killers Ed and Shaun will return in animated form for a forthcoming Halloween special of ‘Phineas and Ferb.’
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“I think we all mistake certain things for happiness,” explains the actor. “I think we mistake comfort for happiness and we mistake pleasure for happiness, and entertainment for happiness, when really these are just things we use as proxies for our happiness.
“We use them to cheer us up or try and achieve brief happiness, when really happiness is something much more profound and long lasting and exists within us.” – Simon Pegg
The uplifting story follows Hector (Simon Pegg) and his quest to find out whether happiness truly exists. It starts with Hector feeling trapped with his mundane daily routine and his neurotic girlfriend Clara (Rosamund Pike), so he decides to break away from his sheltered London life and go on a global quest to find out whether happiness truly exists.
Will he end up happy? We suspect so, but we’ll have to wait until August to find out.