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Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe (2020)

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The famed stepbrother inventors know what they're gonna do today. They're gonna rescue their sister from an alien abduction.

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Bob Bowen

Writers:

Dan Povenmire (screenplay by), Jeff 'Swampy' Marsh (screenplay by) | 8 more credits »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Martella ... Phineas (voice)
Ashley Tisdale ... Candace (voice)
David Errigo Jr. ... Ferb / Additional Voices (voice)
Dan Povenmire ... Dr. Doofenshmirtz / Additional Voices (voice)
Alyson Stoner ... Isabella (voice)
Maulik Pancholy ... Baljeet / Additional Voices (voice)
Bobby Gaylor Bobby Gaylor ... Buford (voice)
Dee Bradley Baker ... Perry / Mama / Additional Voices (voice)
Olivia Olson ... Vanessa (voice)
Ali Wong ... Super Super Big Doctor (voice)
Wayne Brady ... Stapler-Fist / Additional Voices (voice)
Thomas Middleditch ... Garnoz (voice)
Diedrich Bader ... Borthos (voice)
Thomas Sanders ... Throat-Lobster (voice)
Caroline Rhea ... Mom (voice)
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The famed stepbrother inventors know what they're gonna do today. They're gonna rescue their sister from an alien abduction.

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Trivia

The chameleon on the Pet Place sign bears a striking resemblance to Pascal from Tangled (2010). See more »

Goofs

When Phineas sings "When you blew up all those aliens", the Fireside Girl sitting below Adyson Sweetwater has blonde hair. In the next shot, her hair is black. See more »

Quotes

Major Monogram: Excellent work thwarting Dr. Doofenshmirtz, Agent P. Why don't you take the rest of the day off?
Carl: Does that mean I get the rest of the day off, t...
Major Monogram: Don't be ridiculous, Carl.
Carl: Oh.
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning of the credits, the entire story is retold through silhouettes, which is commented on in the song. This is followed by an extra scene involving Lawrence Fletcher. See more »


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Us Against the Universe
Written by Dan Povenmire and Jeff 'Swampy' Marsh
Performed by Ashley Tisdale (as Candace), Vincent Martella (as Phineas) and Cast
Produced by Danny Jacob
Mixed by Gabe Moffat
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A funny, action-packed adventure that's faithful to the original show
28 August 2020 | by themadmoviemanSee all my reviews

This has to be one of the better feature-length adaptations of Disney Channel cartoons. As was the case with the first Phineas and Ferb movie, Across The 2nd Dimension, too often do these films rely on 'large-scale' action, without remaining faithful to the essence of the actual show, often for fear of just being an extended TV episode.

However, Candace Against The Universe is different, as it manages to tell an engaging feature-length story while still retaining the original show's brilliantly zany sense of humour and imagination. What's more, with a heartfelt story and an uplifting message in the end, it's a pleasant and joyful kids' movie that has something for all to enjoy.

But most importantly, if you've not seen Phineas and Ferb before, you'll be completely lost from the start of the movie. To its credit, this film is designed first and foremost for fans of the original series, and doesn't spend any time explaining the characters, their back stories and relationships.

That means it gets straight into the action, impressively using every second of its 86 minute runtime to tell a fun, action-packed story. If you've never seen Phineas and Ferb before, though, you'll likely be bemused at every second, from why the relationship between Candace and her brothers seems so strained to why they have a secret agent platypus for a pet.

Fans of the show, however, will love the heaps of references to the original cartoon, as well as its faithful revival of the series' core qualities. Unlike Across The 2nd Dimension, which often took itself a little too seriously, Candace Against The Universe is a feature-length episode of the show, with all the same humour, imagination and heart on display.

There is sci-fi and action that you wouldn't normally see in a 10-minute episode, but that's secondary to the film's fun factor. From non-sequitur jokes galore to moments of really surprising, heartfelt drama, this movie has pretty much everything that you love about the show, with the exception of some really catchy songs.

But the main thing that makes this movie so fun is that it really doesn't take itself seriously. The story isn't particularly thrilling, but it is entertaining and engaging throughout, even when it doesn't make a lick of sense. Couple that with a screenplay that puts faith in your connection to the characters, and Candace Against The Universe proves an utterly delightful watch from start to finish.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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$5,689,121
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16:9 HD
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