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
Caroline Rhea
Jeff "Swampy" Marsh
John Viener
Alyson Stoner
Theme music composer Danny Jacob
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Running time 78 minutes
Production company(s) Walt Disney Television Animation
Distributor Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
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]


Phineas and Ferb are celebrating the fifth anniversary of when they got their pet platypus, Perry. In commemoration, they create a giant shuttlecock and robotic replica figure of Perry to play an improvised game of badminton. However, when Perry's hovercraft accidentally collides with their shuttlecock, Phineas and Ferb crash into Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz's laboratory and destroy his "Other-Dimension-Inator", which is designed to help him travel to parallel dimensions. Intrigued by the idea, the two offer to help Doofenshmirtz rebuild the machine, just as Perry arrives. Unwilling to give away his secret identity to the boys, which would get him relocated to another family, Perry reverts to his pet mode and is forced to watch them help Doofenshmirtz activate his invention.

The group is transported to an alternate dimension where a second, yet truly intelligent and evil, Doofenshmirtz rules over his Tri-State Area. In addition, there is a second Perry (now named Platyborg), who was defeated by Doofenshmirtz-2 and programmed to serve as his second-in-command and general of his Norm Bot army. When the boys arrive with Perry to Doofenshmirtz-2's office, he recognizes Perry as a secret agent and orders Platyborg to attack Perry. When that doesn't affect him, Doofenshmirtz-2 orders Platyborg to attack the boys next, which forces Perry to reveal his secret identity to stop Platyborg from doing so, much to the others' shock. Doofenshmirtz-2 then sends several of his Norm Bots to catch Perry and the boys, but the trio escapes. Afterwards, Phineas expresses his anger 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 have grown up without knowing about summer. Meanwhile, Doofenshmirtz-2 lectures Doofenshmirtz of his lack of ability to distinguish Perry from his agent mode to his pet mode, citing that the latter's incompetence is what prevented him from taking over the Tri-State Area in his dimension. Doofenshmirtz-2 then decides to use the Other-Dimension-Inator to lead an attack on the original Tri-State Area. In order to keep Perry off the track, he publicly announces that if Perry turns himself in, then he will spare Phineas and Ferb. Upon seeing this, Perry agrees to turn himself in. As he tries to sneak off, he is caught by Phineas and Ferb. Still infuriated by his secret life, they disown Perry and allow him to leave.

Perry turns himself in, but after it is revealed the Other-Dimension-Inator won't work without the help from the boys, Doofenshmirtz-2 reneges on the deal. Meanwhile, Phineas and Ferb go to the alternate Isabella for help with their remote and find that she, along with the alternate selves of Baljeet, Buford, and the Fireside Girls are part of the resistance movement led by the alternate Candace. Baljeet-2 is able to open the portal to the original dimension, but upon learning about Perry's capture, Phineas and Ferb decide to get Perry back before they can leave. In the original dimension, Candace spots the portal and jumps through it, causing it to close off.

Using the underground tunnels, the kids head over to the prison, but are trapped by Doofenshmirtz and Doofenshmirtz-2. They are able to escape with Perry, but during the chase, Platyborg disables one of the mine carts, slowing them down. Knowing that she can't save Phineas, Ferb, Candace, and Perry without endangering her own brothers, Candace-2 is forced to abandon them. Doofenshmirtz-2 orders the boys to fix the machine, but as they refuse, Doofenshmirtz realizes what the boys did to fix the machine: remove the self-destruct button. After Doofenshmirtz powers up the machine, Doofenshmirtz-2 orders Phineas, Ferb, Candace, and Perry to be fed to a monster called the Goozim; when Doofenshmirtz annoys him again, Doofenshmirtz-2 orders him to be fed as well, much to the former's shock.

Before the five could be fed, however, Candace-2 rescues them and gives them the remote, allowing Phineas, Ferb, Candace, Perry, and Doofenshmirtz to escape to go through other dimensions to escape until they reach their dimension, while Candace-2 is captured by the Norm Bots. Using the Other-Dimension-Inator, Doofenshmirtz-2 arrives at the original dimension as well, and releases his Norm Bots into Danville. Perry gives Phineas and Ferb the locket of his collar before running off. Returning home, they find that the locket was given to them so they could find Perry's lair. There, they find that replicas of all their inventions are stored inside. With the help of their friends, the children of Danville, and the O.W.C.A. agents, Phineas and Ferb use the inventions to defeat the Norm Bots.

Meanwhile, Candace-2 is freed by Phineas-2, Ferb-2, and Jeremy-2. In the original dimension, Phineas and Perry confront Doofenshmirtz-2 and Platyborg. Perry manages to defeat Platyborg by sending him to fry on an electric socket while Phineas is able to destroy the satellite controlling the Norm Bots, causing them to deactivate as Ferb arrives. Doofenshmirtz-2 brings out a large robot version of himself, preparing to kill Perry, Phineas, and Ferb with it, but Doofenshmirtz arrives and gives him a toy train that Doofenshmirtz-2 lost when he was a kid, which was the sole reason he turned evil. With his tragic upbringing resolved, Doofenshmirtz-2 self-destructs his Norm Bots and returns to his own dimension, only to be arrested and taken into custody.

Several characters from the other dimension arrive in the original dimension, thanking their counterparts for saving the day. Before they leave, Platyborg reverts to his normal self as Perry-2, having been freed from Doofenshmirtz-2's programming, and Phineas-2 and Ferb-2 take him home. Later on, the kids are distraught to learn that Perry will be relocated since his cover is blown, but Carl remembers Doofenshmirtz once built an Amnesia-Inator that can erase memories. As a result, Phineas, Ferb, Candace, and their friends have their memories erased so they can keep Perry. Before so, Isabella kisses Phineas leaving him surprised, but very happy. Later on, Perry enters his lair, uploads photos from the day onto his computer, smiles happily at them, and saves them.

Voice cast[edit]


Phineas and Ferb: Across the 1st and 2nd Dimensions
Phineas and Ferb Across the 1st and 2nd Dimensions soundtrack covers.jpg
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. Guns n' Roses 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:

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]

A video game based on the movie was released. In it, 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.


Critical reception[edit]

Matt Blum of the 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]


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, being 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 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".


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]


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]


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