Phineas and Ferb is an American animated comedy-musical television series on Disney Channel. Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension is a 2011 Disney Channel Original Movie based on the TV series.
The series follows Phineas Flynn and his English stepbrother Ferb Fletcher on summer vacation. Every day, the boys embark on some grand new project, which annoys their controlling sister, Candace, who frequently tries to reveal their shenanigans to the boys' mother, Linda Flynn-Fletcher, and less frequently to their father, Lawrence Fletcher. The series follows a standard plot system; running gags occur every episode, and the B-Plot almost always features Perry the Platypus working as a spy ("Agent P") for the OWCA (Organization Without a Cool Acronym), to fight an evil scientist named Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz. However, Dr. Doofenshmirtz, or Doof as he refers to himself, feels the need to assert his evilness. His reason is he's jealous of his brother, the mayor. Sometimes, other villains scoff at his level of evil. The two plots intersect at the end to erase all traces of the boys' project just before Candace can show it to their mother. This usually leaves Candace very frustrated.
Creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh worked together on the Nickelodeon series Rocko's Modern Life. The creators also voice two of the main B-plot characters: Major Monogram and Dr. Doofenshmirtz. Phineas and Ferb was conceived after Povenmire sketched a triangular boy—the blueprint for the eponymous Phineas—in a restaurant. Povenmire and Marsh developed the series concept together and pitched to networks for 16 years before securing a run on Disney Channel. The series is also known for its musical numbers, which have appeared in almost every episode since the first-season "Flop Starz". Disney's managers particularly enjoyed the episode's song, "Gitchee, Gitchee Goo", and requested that a song appear in each subsequent episode. The show's creators write and record each number, and vary musical tempo depending on each song's dramatic use. The music has earned the series a total of four Emmy nominations: in 2008 for the main title theme and for the song "I Ain't Got Rhythm" from the episode "Dude, We're Getting the Band Back Together" and then in 2010 for the song "Come Home Perry" from the episode "Oh, There You Are, Perry" as well as one for its score. The series has also been popular with adults.
On August 25, 2011, the show was picked up for a fourth season on Disney Channel, a possible spin-off and feature film for the series. Disney Channel officially announced on November 9, 2011 that the fourth season was picked up with new episodes rolling out starting December 7, 2012. It is now the longest running Disney Channel Original Series, beating Kim Possible's 5 years and 3 months.
Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension
Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension premiered August 5, 2011 on Disney Channel, August 13 on Disney XD, August 20 on ABC, as well as On Demand starting August 1, and on the Disney Cruise Line starting August 18. 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 fourth animated Disney Channel Original Movie.
The film received positive reviews and its 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 teens 9-14 and cable's fifth best movie ever in total viewers. The film revolves around Dr. Doofenshmirtz who creates a portal to another dimension where he rules. Phineas and Ferb discover Perry's secret personality when he tries to save the boys from the alternate universe Dr. Doof. Eventually the main characters team up to defeat the evil alternate universe Dr. Doof.
- Phineas, Ferb, and Perry are confirmed to appear as expansion characters.
- Doofenshmirtz Evil Inc. tower is seen in the Toy Box Trailer.
- The Baseball Launcher appears as an item in the game.
- Phineas and Ferb's Water Slide (from the episode Leave the Busting to Us!) appears as a building object in the game.
- There is an Ability Disc featuring Dr. Doofenshmirtz.
- A Background Theme featuring the Danville cityscape is seen in the Toy Box Game Creation trailer.
- For all photos and videos, see Phineas and Ferb/Gallery.