Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension
Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension is a 2011 American animated action-adventure television film based on the American animated TV series Phineas and Ferb. The film premiered on August 5, 2011 in the United States. It was first announced by Jeff "Swampy" Marsh during a January 2010 interview with the Daily Telegraph. The events of the movie take place during the third season of Phineas and Ferb. 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.
|Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension|
|Based on||Phineas and Ferb|
by Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh
|Music by||Danny Jacob|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||78 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Walt Disney Television Animation|
|Distributor||Disney-ABC Domestic Television|
|Original network||Disney Channel|
|Original release||‹See TfM›|
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 most watched animated basic cable telecast ever among kids 6–11 and tweens 9–14, and cable's fifth highest viewership movie ever in total viewers.
Phineas and Ferb create an enormous shuttlecock to play platypult (platypus + catapult) badminton. Perry enters his secret lair and is warned by Major Monogram that he's had some close calls with his "host family" (the Flynn-Fletchers) almost seeing him enter his lair. He then warns Perry that if his cover's blown, he'll have to be relocated to another city, with another host family and that he'll never see Phineas and Ferb again. He also reveals that Perry has an auto-scan replication device which he uses to scan and replicate all of Doofenshmirtz's "inators". Carl then shows Perry some new technology, like the Wrist Communicationizer and a new hovercraft. When Perry's hovercraft accidentally collides with their shuttlecock, the boys crash into Dr. Doofenshmirtz's lab and destroy his "Other-Dimension-inator", which was intended to create portals to parallel dimensions, however it would only work after Phineas and Ferb help him. They help Doofenshmirtz rebuild the machine, and remove the self-destruct button after convincing Doofenshmirtz he doesn't need it. Perry arrives to stop Doofenshmirtz, but not wanting to reveal his identity and put Phineas and Ferb in danger, reverts to pet mode and cannot stop them.
The group travels to an alternate dimension where an evil Doofenshmirtz rules the Tri-State Area with his army of Norm-Bots. The second Perry (known as Platyborg) was converted into an evil cyborg by Doofenshimrtz-2 and programmed to serve as his second-in-command. Doof-2 orders Platyborg to attack the boys, forcing Perry to reveal his secret identity, much to the boys' shock. They escape, but Phineas is angry with Perry for his deception.
With the remote for their portal broken, the boys seek out their alternate selves. Doofenshmirtz-2 decides to use the Other-Dimension-Inator to invade the original Tri-State Area, thereby creating a virtual Six-State Area. In order to keep Perry off the track, Doof-2 announces he will spare Phineas and Ferb if Perry surrenders. Perry agrees to the deal, but before he leaves is told by an angry Phineas that he is no longer their pet. When Doofenshmirtz-2 learns that only the boys can fix the Other-Dimension-inator, he reneges on the deal.
Phineas and Ferb ask the alternate Isabella for help and find that she and alternate versions 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 rescue Perry before they can leave. In the original dimension, Candace spots the portal and jumps through, causing it to close.
The kids set off to rescue Perry, but are trapped by Doofenshmirtz-2 and his forces. They escape with Perry when he provides a distraction, but during the chase, Platyborg disables one of the mine carts, slowing them down. Unwilling to endanger her brothers, Candance-2 abandons Phineas, Ferb, Candace-1, and Perry. The boys refuse to fix the machine, but inadvertently remind Doofenshmirtz how they fixed his machine by removing 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.
Before the five can be eaten, Candace-2 rescues them and gives them the remote, allowing Phineas, Ferb, Candace, Perry, and Doofenshmirtz to travel through other dimensions until they reach their home dimension. Despite this Candace-2 is captured by the Norm Bots. Doofenshmirtz-2 arrives at their dimension and releases the Norm Bots into Danville. Perry gives Phineas and Ferb the locket off his collar, which leads them to Perry's lair. Inside, they find out that Perry auto-scanned all their previous inventions. 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, while Candace-2 is freed by Phineas-2, Ferb-2, and Jeremy-2, and Perry defeats Platyborg. Before Doofenshmirtz-2 can destroy Perry, Phineas and Ferb with a large robot version of himself, Doofenshmirtz arrives and gives Doofenshmirtz-2 a toy train that he lost when he was a kid, which was the sole reason he turned evil. His tragic backstory resolved, Doofenshmirtz-2 self-destructs his Norm Bots and returns to his own dimension, only to be arrested.
Several characters from the other dimension arrive in the original dimension to thank their counterparts for saving the day. Platyborg, freed from his evil programming, reverts to his normal self, and Phineas-2 and Ferb-2 take him home. The kids are distraught to learn that Perry will be relocated since his cover is blown, but Carl remembers Doofenshmirtz has an Amnesia-inator that can erase memories. Phineas, Ferb, Candace, and their friends have their memories erased, allowing them to keep Perry. Before they forget, Phineas and Ferb say their goodbyes to Perry, and Isabella seizes the opportunity to kiss Phineas. Perry enters his lair and uploads photos from the day onto his computer, smiling happily.
- Vincent Martella as Phineas Flynn
- Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Ferb Fletcher
- Ashley Tisdale as Candace Flynn
- Dee Bradley Baker as Perry the Platypus
- Dan Povenmire as Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz
- Jeff "Swampy" Marsh as Major Monogram
- Tyler Alexander Mann as Carl the Intern
- Mitchel Musso as Jeremy Johnson
- Alyson Stoner as Isabella Garcia-Shapiro
- Caroline Rhea as Linda Flynn-Fletcher
- Richard O'Brien as Lawrence Fletcher
- John Viener as Norm
- Kevin Michael Richardson as Normbots
- Kelly Hu as Stacy Hirano
- Maulik Pancholy as Baljeet Rai
- Bobby Gaylor as Buford van Stomm
- Jack McBrayer as Irving Du Bois
- Jaret Reddick as Danny
- Carlos Alazraqui as Bobbi Fabulous
- Steve Zahn as Sherman "Swampy"
- Doris Roberts as Mrs. Thompson
- Slash as himself
- Loni Love as Pet Store Owner
|Phineas and Ferb: Across the 1st and 2nd Dimensions|
|Soundtrack album by |
Cast - Phineas and Ferb
|Released||August 2, 2011|
|Recorded||2009–2011/2007 and 2011*(*extended version on track 8)|
|Label||Walt Disney / Hollywood|
|Cast - Phineas and Ferb chronology|
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.
|1.||"Everything's Better With Perry"||Robbie Wyckoff||1:46|
|2.||"Perfect Day"||Danny Jacob||1:14|
|3.||"Hey Ferb"||Vincent Martella/Phineas||1:27|
|4.||"Brand New Best Friend"||Dan Povenmire/Dr. Doofenshmirtz and 2nd Dimension Dr. Doofenshmirtz||2:18|
|5.||"You're Goin' Down"||Ashley Tisdale/Candace||1:12|
|6.||"Whatcha Doin'"||Alyson Stoner/Isabella Garcia-Shapiro||1:18|
|7.||"Summer (Where Do We Begin?)"||Vincent Martella/Phineas 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/Dr. Doofenshrmitz||1:19|
|13.||"Mysterious Force"||Ashley Tisdale/Candace||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/Dr. Doofenshrmitz||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/Love Händel||3:17|
|21.||"Carpe Diem"||Cast of Phineas and Ferb||1:50|
|22.||"Kick It Up a Notch"||Vincent Martella/Phineas, Dan Povenmire/2nd Dimension Dr. Doofenshmirtz and Slash||4:05|
|24.||"Happy Evil Love Song"||Dan Povenmire/Dr. Doofenshmirtz and Sheena Easton/Dr. Doofenshmirtz's unnamed ex-girlfriend||1:42|
|25.||"Not So Bad a Dad"||Olivia Olson/Vanessa Doofenshmirtz||1:05|
|26.||"When Will He Call Me?"||Sheena Easton||0:59|
|27.||"Spa Day"||Danny Jacob||1:02|
|28.||"Candace Party"||Ashley Tisdale/Candace||1:42|
|29.||"Gimme a Grade"||Maulik Pancholy/Baljeet Rai||1:41|
|30.||"X-Ray Eyes"||Dan Povenmire||1:18|
|31.||"Hemoglobin Highway"||Danny Jacob||0:47|
|32.||"Watchin' and Waitin'"||Vincent Martella/Phineas||1:54|
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 O.W.C.A (Organization Without a Cool Acronym) headquarters, as well as other deleted scenes.
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.
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.
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".
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". 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.
Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension averaged 7.6 million viewers, 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.
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.
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.
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. 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. 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". As of November 12, 2019, the film, along with the series, have been available to stream on Disney+.
The movie premiered on August 5, 2011 in Canada and Hong Kong, on August 27, 2011 in Singapore, the Philippines, and Malaysia, on September 25, 2011 in India, on September 30, 2011 in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand, and on November 5, 2011 in South Africa.
A 22-minute episode titled "Tales From the Resistance: Back to the 2nd Dimension" was produced for the fourth season of the television series. 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 Doofenshmirtz-2.
On April 11, 2019, it was announced that a second film titled Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe, would be released on Disney+ within a year of its launch. Most of the series cast reprised their roles, except Thomas Sangster as Ferb, who will be replaced by David Errigo Jr., who previously voiced Ferb on Milo Murphy's Law. It was released on August 28th 2020.
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