I know what we’re going to do today! Watching Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe. If you get it, you get it. What a wonderful way to end the summer during this crazy year!
What is Phineas & Ferb?
Phineas and Ferb is an animated musical comedy tv cartoon that originally ran on the Disney Channel from 2007-2015.
Every episode is about Phineas Flynn and his stepbrother Ferb Fletcher on summer vacation. Every day, the boys create genius projects and have adventures that annoy their older sister, Candace. Candice is always trying to reveal their shenanigans to Phineas’ mother, and never succeeds.
Every episode also has a subplot about Phineas and Ferb’s pet platypus Perry the Platypus who is actually a spy named “Agent P” for OWCA (the Organization Without a Cool Acronym). His mission on every episode is to thwart the plans of the evil Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz, a mad scientist who is often depicted as an antihero with innocent intentions. The two plots intersect at the end of each episode and its fantastic!
Why was Phineas and Ferb Cancelled?
This is the big question. Every good thing has to come to an end. But thankfully, we are getting another movie this year! Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe.
Is Phineas and Ferb Coming Back in 2020?
Yes, yes, a thousand times YES. I am so grateful to Dan Povenmire, and Jeff ‘Swampy’ Marsh for saying “yes” to Disney once more. These two geniuses are back with a brand new movie: Phineas and Ferb the movie: Candace Against the Universe.
Phineas and Ferb the movie: Candace Against the Universe
Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe debuts August 28th only on Disney+.
The movie opens with Candice riding her bike and singing a musical number. There are about 5 original excellent musical numbers in this movie. If you are familiar with the series, you know that they are known for writing the catchiest songs! I still have the “Such a Beautiful Day” song currently stuck in my head.
This movie takes the legendary characters we have loved for over a decade and asks a brand new question; “What about Candice?”
Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe, stars Candice and her own summer adventure…an existential crisis.
This movie really is an op-ed piece on existential realism and how our obsessions or frustrations are just a distraction from how we really feel about ourselves and our place in the Universe.
In a more practical sense, this movie is about Candice and how she gets abducted by aliens. Phineas and Ferb join forces with friends and unlikely partners to save Candice and eventually save the world!
Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe REVIEW
Not very many movies get my full stamp of approval for family move night. This one does! It’s completely family appropriate for all ages. There are jokes that kids will get, adults only will get and ones that the whole family will laugh at.
The relationships and stories really encourage love for family and the reality that sometimes we get annoyed by our siblings. (Especially during quarantine!)
The plot was fun and unexpected. The converging Perry the platypus subplot was perfect – I loved how they converged at the end of the episode.
I really enjoyed the grammatical humor from the writers about semantics vs branding, transitive verbs, and astrological vs astronomical. I also enjoyed the jokes about the “Alexa” type technology misunderstanding the humans. Because this is a common occurrence in my house!
MY FAVORITE PART OF THE MOVIE: Definitely watch for the new way of “breaking the fourth wall” that happens when the characters go into warp speed 2. It’s trippy and its something I’ve never seen any cartoon attempt. It was pretty epic!
This movie teaches us that everyone has a place in the universe! And adulting is not a verb! You have to see it get that joke!
Most Common Googled Questions about Phineas and Ferb
Is Perry the Platypus a girl?
He’s a semi-aquatic, egg-laying mammal of action
Is Candace from Phineas and Ferb schizophrenic?
There is an insane reddit thread about cartoon conspiracy theories. In this thread it talks about how they believe Candice’s character is actually schizophrenic. Here is an excerpt from the thread:
“Phineas is already dead in the story and Candace can’t accept the death of her brother. Candace has schizophrenia and hallucinates that Phineas is still alive and plays with them. Ferb also seems to display depression and hallucination as he pretends to play and invent machines with Phineas. Which is the reason why every time Candice tries to show their mom the machines that Phineas and Ferb build in their backyard, their mother can’t see it. The machines and Phineas don’t exist in the first place.”
This one is super far fetched, but it is one of the top google searches regarding the Phineas and Ferb series! I had to tell you about it!
Is Phineas and Ferb on Netflix?
No way! This is a Disney Channel Original Classic. It’s only streaming on Disney+. All movies and episodes of Phineas and Ferb are waiting for you on Disney Plus.
Please go watch: Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe,
August 28, 2020 streaming only on Disney plus