Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension
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. It was first announced by Jeff "Swampy" Marsh during a January 2010 interview with the Daily Telegraph. 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
Jeff "Swampy" Marsh
|Theme music composer||Danny Jacob|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||78 minutes|
|Distributor||Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment|
|Original network||Disney Channel|
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.
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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, the boys 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 help Doofenshmirtz rebuild the machine, while Perry arrives on his mission to stop Doofenshmirtz. 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, truly intelligent and evil Doofenshmirtz rules over his Tri-State Area. The second Perry (known as Platyborg), was converted into an evil cyborg by Doofenshimrtz-2 and programmed to serve as his second-in-command and general of his army of Norm-Bots. When the boys arrive with Perry to Doofenshmirtz-2's office, Doof-2 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 incompotence and lack of ability to distinguish Perry from his agent mode to his pet mode. Doofenshmirtz-2 then decides to use the Other-Dimension-Inator to lead an attack on the original Tri-State Area, despite his frustration with Doofenshmirtz for his annoying behavior. In order to keep Perry off the track, he publicly announces for Perry to turn himself in so that he will spare Phineas and Ferb. Upon seeing this on television, Perry agrees to turn himself in. However, as Perry tries to sneak off, he is caught by Phineas and Ferb, who are still infuriated by his secret life and disown him for it, allow him to leave.
Perry turns himself in as promised, but when Doofenshmirtz learns that he can't fix the Other-Dimension-inator 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 rescue 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-2 and his forces. They are able to escape with Perry by providing a distraction, 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 brothers, Candace-2 is forced to abandon them. Doofenshmirtz-2 orders the boys to fix the machine, but as they refuse, they inadvertently remind Doofenshmirtz what they did to fix the machine: 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, 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. Despite this Candace-2 is captured by the Norm Bots. Using the Other-Dimension-inator, Doofenshmirtz-2 arrives at theirl dimension as well, and releases the Norm Bots into Danville. Perry gives Phineas and Ferb the locket off 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 battle 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 his evil 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 sees an opportunity and 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.
- Vincent Martella as Phineas Flynn / Phineas-2
- Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Ferb Fletcher / Ferb-2
- Ashley Tisdale as Candace Flynn / Candace 2
- Dee Bradley Baker as Perry / Agent P / Platyborg
- Dan Povenmire as Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz / Doofenshmirtz-2
- Jeff "Swampy" Marsh as Major Monogram / Monogram-2
- Tyler Alexander Mann as Carl
- Mitchel Musso as Jeremy Johnson / Jeremy-2
- Alyson Stoner as Isabella Garcia-Shapiro / Isabella-2
- Caroline Rhea as Linda Flynn-Fletcher / Linda-2
- Richard O'Brien as Lawrence Fletcher / Lawrence-2
- John Viener as Norm / Norm-2
- Kevin Michael Richardson as Normbots
- Kelly Hu as Stacy Hirano
- Maulik Pancholy as Baljeet Rai / Dr. Baljeet
- Bobby Gaylor as Buford van Stomm / Buford-2
- Jack McBrayer as Irving
- Jaret Reddick as Danny
- Doris Roberts as Mrs. Thompson
- Olivia Olson as Vanessa Doofenshmirtz / Vanessa-2 (seen in the deleted scenes)
- Slash as himself
- Loni Love as Pet Store Owner
|Phineas and Ferb: Across the 1st and 2nd Dimensions|
|Soundtrack album by Various artists|
|Released||August 2, 2011|
|Recorded||2009–2011/2007 and 2011*(*extended version on track 8)|
|Label||Walt Disney / Hollywood|
|Various artists 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||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|
|21.||"Carpe Diem"||Cast of Phineas and Ferb||1:50|
|22.||"Kick It Up a Notch"||Vincent Martella, Dan Povenmire and Slash||4:05|
|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|
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.
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".
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.
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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.
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