PHINEAS AND FERB: THE MOVIE – ACROSS THE 2nd DIMENSION
MOVIE: **** (out of 5)
DVD EXPERIENCE: *** (out of 5)
BY KEVIN CARR
“Phineas and Ferb” is easily one of the best cartoons made for children’s television today. Like Nickelodeon’s “iCarly,” “Phineas and Ferb” is the kind of series I would watch even if my children didn’t. It’s quite clever, riddled with pop culture references and exceedingly fun.
Well, the two step-brothers finally have their own movie, even though it’s not in the theaters. It was advertised this summer for broadcast on the Disney Channel, and now it’s got a DVD release. “Phineas and Ferb: The Movie – Across the 2nd Dimension” finds the step-brothers accidentally transported to another dimension. There, Doofenshmirtz is much more organized and evil, and he plans to take over the new dimension he has access too. Along the way, Perry the Platypus helps out and ends up revealing his true identity of Agent P to a very distraught Phineas.
This movie is just plain fun. It brings the kids to places bigger and better than we’ve seen on the regular show (which is really saying something since those kids get themselves into some amazing scrapes normally). It also has some nice call-backs to the shows themselves, which is a bonus for anyone who has seen a bulk of the series. In the end, it’s a great little movie with plenty of energy, in-jokes and cool storylines.
The 2-disc DVD set includes Digital Copy for the film and music tracks. Bonus content on the feature disc includes deleted scenes, a bonus “Phineas and Ferb” episode “Attack of the 50-Foot Sister” with character and creator commentary as well as sing-alongs with “Perry-oke” and “Dr. D’s Jukebox-inator.”