Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension

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Phineas and Ferb the Movie:
Across the 2nd Dimension
Phineas and Ferb Across the 2nd Dimension poster.jpg
Promotional Poster
Based on Phineas and Ferb 
by Dan Povenmire
Jeff "Swampy" Marsh
Screenplay by Dan Povenmire
Jeff "Swampy" Marsh
Jon Colton Barry
Directed by Dan Povenmire
Robert F. Hughes
Starring Vincent Martella
Thomas Sangster
Ashley Tisdale
Dee Bradley Baker
Dan Povenmire
Jeff "Swampy" Marsh
Theme music composer Danny Jacob
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Running time 78 minutes
Production company(s) Walt Disney Television Animation
Distributor Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Release
Original channel Disney Channel
Original release
  • August 5, 2011 (2011-08-05)

Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension is a 2011 Disney Channel Original Movie based on the TV series Phineas and Ferb. The film premiered August 5, 2011 in the United States.[1][2] It was first announced by Jeff "Swampy" Marsh during a January 2010 interview with the Daily Telegraph.[3] It is the first feature-length film of the Phineas and Ferb series, and the third animated Disney Channel Original Movie, following Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama and The Proud Family Movie.

The film premiere averaged 7.6 million viewers, making it one of the highest-rated animated programs on cable in more than three years. It later gained over 3 million viewers to become the second best animated basic cable telecast ever in kids 6–11 and tweens 9–14 and cable's fifth best movie ever in total viewers.[4]

Plot[edit]

The film begins In medias res, after Phineas, Ferb, Candace, Perry, and Dr. Doofenshmirtz have been nabbed by 2nd Dimension Dr. Doofenshmirtz and his sidekick Platyborg. Phineas and Ferb have a flash back to how their morning began.

Phineas (Vincent Martella) and Ferb (Thomas Sangster) are celebrating the fifth anniversary of when they got their pet platypus, Perry (Dee Bradley Baker). Candace is opposed to Jeremy going off to college and tries to act more mature with the help of Stacy. Phineas and Ferb create a giant shuttlecock and robot replica figure of Perry to play a game of badminton. However, thanks to Perry, who accidentally collides his hovercraft with their shuttlecock, Phineas and Ferb end up crashing into Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz's (Dan Povenmire) laboratory and destroying his "Otherdimensioninator", which is supposed to help him travel to parallel dimensions. After apologizing for the damages they done and finding the idea of traveling to alternate dimensions to be cool, Phineas and Ferb offer to help Doofenshmirtz rebuild the machine, and when Perry shows up to fight Doofenshmirtz, he is shocked to see that his owners are here. Unwilling to give away his secret identity to the boys (which would mean he will be relocated to another family as part of O.W.C.A. policy), Perry reverts to his "Mindless Pet" mode and is forced to watch them help Doofenshmirtz fire up his invention. As such, they are transported into an alternate dimension where a 2nd, yet truly intelligent and evil, Dr. Doof rules over his Tri-State Area with an iron fist and his own army of Norm Bots. In addition, there is also a 2nd Perry (now named Platyborg), who was defeated by 2nd Doof and programmed to serve as his second-in-command and general of the Norm Bots. When the boys arrive with Perry to 2nd Doof's office, 2nd Doof recognizes Perry as a secret agent in pet mode, so he orders Platyborg to attack Perry, who does nothing, as he doesn't want the boys to discover his secret. Trying harder, 2nd Doofenshmirtz orders Platyborg to attack the boys next, which finally forced Perry to reveal his secret identity as Agent P to stop Platyborg from doing so, much to both Doof and the boys' shock.

2nd Doof then sends several of his Norm Bots to catch Perry and the boys, but the trio escape, and around the same time, Phineas is now angry at Perry for using him and Ferb as a cover for his double life. After seeing that their remote for the portal is broken, the boys find their alternate selves, who are shown to having grown up without having the slightest idea about summer. Phineas and Ferb also find out that their alternate selves lost their platypus (turned out to be Platyborg later on). In the meantime, 2nd Doof lectures the original Doof of his lack of ability to distinguish Perry from his agent mode to his pet mode, citing that Doof's incompetence is what prevented him from taking over the Tri-State Area in his dimension. 2nd Doof then plans to use Doof's Otherdimensionator to lead an attack on the Tri-State Area in the original dimension, so he orders Doof to build a replica of the machine. In order to keep Perry off the track, 2nd Doof makes a public news announcement: that if Perry turns himself in, then 2nd Doof will spare Phineas and Ferb. Upon seeing this, Perry agrees to turn himself in and attempts to sneak off, but is caught again by Phineas and Ferb, who are still angry at him for his secret life. Disowning Perry, they allow him to leave.

Perry goes to turn himself in as promised, but once Doof reminds his evil counterpart that his Otherdimensionator won't work without the help from the boys, 2nd Doof reneges on the deal and orders his Norm Bots to find Phineas and Ferb and bring them to fix the machine. However, Phineas and Ferb go to 2nd Isabella for help with their device that gets them back to their own dimension. They later find out that she, along with 2nd Baljeet, 2nd Buford, and the Firestorm Girls are part of the resistance movement lead by 2nd Candace. 2nd Baljeet is able to open the portal for their own dimension, but upon learning that Perry has been captured by 2nd Doof and is about to become a cyborg like his evil counterpart, Phineas and Ferb decide that they have to get Perry back before they can leave. Candace arrives through the portal, and the boys plead with 2nd Candace to help them get Perry back. She reluctantly agrees, but finds that 2nd Phineas and 2nd Ferb have came along, much to her irritation. Using the underground tunnels, the kids head over to the prison, only to find out that 2nd Doof, Platyborg, and the Norm Bots have been awaiting for their arrival. They are able to escape with Perry as well racing through a mine trap. Unfortunately, Platyborg was able to shoot a wheel off of one of the mine carts, slowing them down. Knowing that she can't save Phineas, Ferb, Candace, and Perry, 2nd Candace is forced to ditch them, leading to their capture. 2nd Doof orders the boys to fix the machine, but they refuse, questioning why would they want to do something that will result in the destruction of their world. It was then Doof finally realized what the boys had done when they fixed the machine: all they did was remove the self-destruct button (which he had wired everything to). Following the boys' instructions, Doof finally manages to power up the machine, much to 2nd Doof's delight.

Declaring the kids to be redundant, 2nd Doof orders Perry and the Flynn-Fletcher kids to be fed to a monster called the 'Goozim', and when Doof annoys him again, 2nd Doof orders Doof to be fed as well, much to Doof's shock. However, having regretting her decision of ditching them, 2nd Candace goes to rescue them by giving them the remote, allowing Phineas, Ferb, Candace, Perry, and Doof to escape into another dimension. Despite this, 2nd Candace ends up being captured by the Norm-Bots and locked up in a cell. Phineas, Ferb, Candace, Perry, and Doof then go through the other dimensions to escape the pursuing Norm-Bots until the finally reach their original dimension. Unfortunately, 2nd Doof have arrived as well, and releases his massive army of Norm-Bots into Danville. Perry gives Phineas and Ferb a locket then runs off saluting them. They go home feeling that Perry doesn't love them quickly finding that the locket was given to them so that they would find their way to Perry's lair, and find that all of the things that they have built that summer are being stored in the lab. They summon their friends, and assemble a small army to use their machines to defeat the Norm Bots. Also, Perry's fellow agents have arrived to aid him in battling the robots while Love Handel arrives for musical accompaniment.

In the meantime, 2nd Candace is freed by 2nd Jeremy (who had some help from 2nd Phineas and 2nd Ferb), and finally realizes how important they are to her. During the battle back in the original dimension, Ferb starts climbing Doof's building, but Phineas and Perry beat him to it, intending to stop 2nd Doof from sending in more Norm-Bots. Perry manages to defeat Platyborg by sending him to fry on an electric socket while Phineas is able to destroy the satellite that is controlling the Norm-Bots, causing them all to deactivate right before Ferb finally arrives. However, taking one last trick in his sleeve, 2nd Doof brings out a large robot version of himself, preparing to kill Perry, Phineas, and Ferb with one single punch. Fortunately, Doof arrives to the rescue by calling 2nd Doof to stop before giving him a toy train that had been lost when he was a kid (a joke in the movie is that the two Doofs are polar opposites; while Doof had many traumatic experiences as a child, 2nd Doof had one trivial trouble.) Candace makes a feeble attempt to bust the boys, which of course fails, but she is not upset about it. Content, she returns home to live out the remainder of her childhood.

With his tragic upbringing resolved, 2nd Doof happily self-destructs all his Norm-Bots in Danville, and returns to his own dimension, only to be arrested and taken into custody by the Resistance. Several characters from the other dimension, including 2nd Candace, 2nd Jeremy, 2nd Phineas, and 2nd Ferb arrive in the original dimension, thanking their counterparts for saving the day. At that moment, Platyborg reverts to his normal self as 2nd Perry, and 2nd Phineas and Ferb take him home, thanking their original counterparts for all they've done. However, the kids are distraught to learn that Perry will be relocated since his cover is blown, but Carl once reminded that Doof once built an Amnesia-inator that can erase memories. Phineas, Ferb, Candace, Isabella, Baljeet, Buford, Stacy, Jeremy, Doof, and everyone else that participated in the battle, have their memories erased so they can keep Perry. Before their memories are erased, Isabella kisses Phineas leaving him surprised, but very happy.

The movie ends with Perry entering his lair, and uploading photos from the day onto his computer. He cries tears of joy as he looks at them, knowing at least he'll always have the wonderful memories confirmed in how when the computer says: 'Save photos?' Perry clicks 'Yes'. During the credits, the music video for Kick It Up A Notch plays (with Slash making an appearance).

Voice cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Phineas and Ferb: Across the 1st and 2nd Dimensions
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released August 2, 2011 (2011-08-02)
Recorded 2010–2011
Genre Soundtrack
Length 39:52 (Original)
Label Walt Disney / Hollywood
Various artists chronology
Phineas and Ferb Holiday Favorites Phineas and Ferb: Across the 1st and 2nd Dimensions Phineas and Ferb-ulous: The Ultimate Album

The soundtrack of the movie Phineas and Ferb: Across the 1st and 2nd Dimensions includes 8 songs from the movie and 14 songs from the series, released on August 2. Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash co-wrote and performed in a song for the soundtrack titled Kick It Up a Notch. The song I Walk Away is not included in the soundtrack. A song cut from the film, Mysterious Force, is included.

No. Title Performer Length
1. "Everything's Better With Perry"   Robbie Wyckoff 1:46
2. "Perfect Day"   Danny Jacob 1:14
3. "Hey Ferb"   Vincent Martella 1:27
4. "Brand New Best Friend"   Dan Povenmire 2:18
5. "You're Goin' Down"   Ashley Tisdale with Laura Dickinson 1:12
6. "Whatcha Doin'"   Alyson Stoner 1:18
7. "Summer (Where Do We Begin?)"   Vincent Martella and Danny Jacob 2:43
8. "Perry the Platypus (Extended Version)"   Randy Crenshaw 2:53
9. "Takin' Care of Things"   Dan Povenmire and Danny Jacob 0:57
10. "Not Knowin' Where You're Going"   Jeff "Swampy" Marsh 1:29
11. "Brand New Reality"   Robbie Wyckoff 1:27
12. "There's a Platypus Controlling Me"   Dan Povenmire 1:19
13. "Mysterious Force"   Ashley Tisdale 1:33
14. "My Ride From Outer Space"   Danny Jacob 1:34
15. "Come Home Perry"   Cast of Phineas and Ferb 2:02
16. "Back in Gimmelshtump"   Dan Povenmire 1:14
17. "When You Levitate"   Carmen Carter 1:00
18. "You're Not Ferb"   Danny Jacob 1:03
19. "Robot Riot"   Jaret Reddick and Dan Povenmire 3:17
20. "Rollercoaster"   Vincent Martella 2:18
21. "Carpe Diem"   Cast of Phineas and Ferb 1:50
22. "Kick It Up a Notch"   Vincent Martella, Dan Povenmire and Slash 4:05
Total length:
39:52

Wal-Mart sells a version of the soundtrack with 10 extra songs:[5]

No. Title Performer Length
23. "A-G-L-E-T"   Vincent Martella 1:37
24. "Happy Evil Love Song"   Dan Povenmire and Sheena Easton 1:42
25. "Not So Bad a Dad"   Olivia Olson 1:05
26. "When Will He Call Me?"   Sheena Easton 0:59
27. "Spa Day"   Danny Jacob 1:02
28. "Candace Party"   Ashley Tisdale 1:42
29. "Gimme a Grade"   Maulik Pancholy 1:41
30. "X-Ray Eyes"   Dan Povenmire 1:18
31. "Hemoglobin Highway"   Danny Jacob 0:47
32. "Watchin' and Waitin'"   Vincent Martella 1:54

Deleted scenes[edit]

The DVD release includes deleted scenes including a scene with other dimension Vanessa, the group flying in a blimp to the dooming place, and an extension of everyone losing memory in the OWCA headquarters, as well as other deleted scenes.

Video games[edit]

Console game[edit]

In the video game, players assume the role of Phineas, Ferb, their 2nd Dimension forms, as well as Agent P and a character exclusive to the game, Agent T, as they travel through worlds. The characters use gadgets such as baseball launchers and Carbonators (soda blasters) to defeat enemies. Scenes from the movie are present in the game. The game was released on August 2, 2011 for PlayStation 3, Wii, and Nintendo DS. The PS3 version also has four episodes of the show in Blu-ray format as a bonus feature.

Online game[edit]

A separate online game titled Phineas and Ferb The Movie Game: The Dimension of Doooom! was released when the website for Across the 2nd Dimension was launched. The game plays very similar to its predecessor, Transport-inators of Doooom!, of which it even shares its name with.

In the game, the player plays as Phineas, Ferb, Agent P, or the Candace of the 2nd Dimension (and after the game is beaten, the Phineas and Ferb of the 2nd Dimension as well). Each character has a glider to help get/fly through the air, and a ray gun to defeat nearby enemies. The start and end of most levels have full-voiced cutscenes, however, they do not follow the storyline of the actual film, but rather one all its own. In game, Isabella and Baljeet of the 2nd Dimension appear to give the player guidelines. Dr. Doofenshmirtz of the 2nd Dimension also appears to taunt the player.

Release[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Matt Blum of the Wired.com website claims that "this is truly an instant classic, right up there with some of the best cartoons ever made".[6]

Los Angeles Times television critic Robert Lloyd enjoyed Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension as well, noting "a hint of emotional depth, regarding the love between animals and the people who live with them".[7] Both reviewers highlighted the film's employment of adult-oriented humor that makes it equally enjoyable for viewers of all ages.

Noel Murray of The A.V. Club gave it a B+. Murray said that the action theme of the movie was a deviation of what the series does best, but that the movie still had enough to satisfy its fans, including a charming dialogue.[8]

Ratings[edit]

Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension averaged 7.6 million viewers,[9] the film soared to become TV's #1 scripted telecast of 2011 to date among Kids 6–11 (3.4 million/13.8 rating), TV's #1 movie among 'Tweens' 9–14 (2.6 million/10.8 rating) and cable's #1 movie of the year in Total Viewers.[9]

Moreover, the film ranked as cable's #1 animated telecast in more than 3 years among Kids 6–11 and 'Tweens' 9–14 (since 2/18/08 – "Fairly OddBaby"), and ranks #4 among all animated cable telecasts in the 'Tween' demo.[9]

In Australia the movie had 122,000 viewers[10] and in the United Kingdom there were 533,000 viewers.[11] In Canada the film delivered 915,000 viewers on Family Channel.[12]

Box office[edit]

Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension was released theatrically in Spain, it became the third Disney Channel series to be released in theaters after Hannah Montana and Lizzie McGuire. On its opening weekend, the film grossed $1,259,632 with an average of $4,467 from 282 theaters, earning the #4 spot in the country. The film lost 49% of its gross on its second weekend, earning $646,145. The movie has grossed $5,689,121 in Spain as of December 11.[13]

Home media[edit]

The movie, presented in widescreen, was released on DVD on August 23, 2011. It includes 8 deleted scenes, interactive menus with easter eggs, an "'Animation'" music video, a "Perry-oke" sing along feature, "Dr. D's Jukebox-inator", "Prance Askance Execution", and the episode "Attack of the 50 Foot Sister" with character and creator commentary. The digital copy also bundled includes the film and 8 digital music tracks.[14] For a limited time, a free In-Pack Platypult Kit was included with the set. Toys R Us sells a version of the DVD with a bonus disc containing the Season 3 episodes "Ask a Foolish Question" and "Misperceived Monotreme."

As well, a change is made to the credits of the movie: the full version of "Takin' Care of Things" is heard, replacing "Kick It Up a Notch", and instead of the background being black, it features a dark blue background with several triangles. This edit was also in the television premieres of the film in some international countries.[citation needed] The film was released in the UK on March 5, 2012, with the same bonus features, as well as the bonus episode "Attack of the 50 Foot Sister".

Broadcast[edit]

Disney Channel[edit]

The movie premiered on August 5, 2011 in Canada[15] and Hong Kong, on August 27, 2011 in Singapore, the Philippines, and Malaysia,[16] on September 25, 2011 in India,[17] on September 30, 2011 in the United Kingdom, Ireland,[18] Australia, and New Zealand, and on November 5, 2011 in South Africa.

Disney XD[edit]

The movie premiered on August 20, 2011 in Canada, on October 2, 2011 in India,[17] and on October 6, 2011 in the United Kingdom and Ireland.[19]

Sequel[edit]

A new 22-minute episode called "Tales From the Resistance: Back to the 2nd Dimension" was produced for the fourth season. It aired November 25, 2014 on Disney XD. In addition to this, Emmy-Award winning actress and recurring guest star Allison Janney voiced 2nd Charlene, the 'ex-wife' of 2nd Doofenshmirtz.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ megapizzamovies. "Phineas and Ferb The Movie – Across the 2nd Dimension – Official trailer (HD)". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-11-28. 
  2. ^ Weisman, Jon (2011-06-06). "'Phineas' to preem Aug. 5 on Disney Channel – Entertainment News, TV News, Media". Variety. Retrieved 2012-11-28. 
  3. ^ interview video Daily Telegraph (UK)
  4. ^ "Disney Channel’s ‘Phineas and Ferb’ Movie Is Most-Watched Animated Basic Cable Telecast Ever with Kids 2–11 – Ratings | TVbytheNumbers". Tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com. 2011-08-22. Retrieved 2012-11-28. 
  5. ^ "Phineas And Ferb: Across The Second Dimension (Walmart Exclusive), Walt Disney Records: Children's Music". Walmart.com. 2012-09-15. Retrieved 2012-11-28. 
  6. ^ Review: Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension Is an Instant Classic
  7. ^ TV review: 'Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension'
  8. ^ http://www.avclub.com/articles/phineas-and-ferbthe-movie-across-the-2nd-dimension,62433/
  9. ^ a b c "Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension" Averages 7.6 Million Total Viewers By Robert Seidman – August 6, 2011
  10. ^ "Pay TV ratings: 26-30 September 2011". http://www.tvtonight.com.au. 
  11. ^ "BARB Top 10 26 September-2 October 2011". barb.co.uk. 
  12. ^ "National Top 30 August 1-7 2011" (PDF). bbm.ca. 
  13. ^ "Phineas And Ferb". Boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved 2012-11-28. 
  14. ^ "Phineas And Ferb The Movie: Across The Second Dimension (Widescreen): TV Shows". Walmart.com. 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2012-11-28. 
  15. ^ "Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension @ 8:00pm ET/PT". Retrieved December 31, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Phineas & Ferb The Movie: Across The 2nd Dimension - Disney Channel asia". Retrieved December 31, 2013. 
  17. ^ a b "Phineas and Ferb Across the 2nd Dimension - Promo 2". 
  18. ^ "Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension - Exclusive Screening Disney Channel UK". 
  19. ^ "Official Trailer - Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension Disney XD UK". 
  20. ^ "November 2014 Programming Highlights" (PDF). Disney XD Medianet. Retrieved October 29, 2014. 

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