Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension

Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension
Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension

Official movie poster
Directed by Dan Povenmire
Robert F. Hughes
Written by Dan Povenmire
Jeff "Swampy" Marsh
Jon Colton Barry
Based on Phineas and Ferb by
Dan Povenmire &
Jeff "Swampy" Marsh
Starring Vincent Martella
Thomas Sangster
Dee Bradley Baker
Ashley Tisdale
Dan Povenmire
Jeff "Swampy" Marsh
Music by Danny Jacob
Studio Disney Television Animation
Walt Disney Pictures (Spain)
Distributed by Disney Channel Original Movies
Release date(s) August 5, 2011 (2011-08-05)
Running time 77 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $5,786,247 (Spain)

Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension (also known as Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension in Fabulous 2D) is a Disney Channel Original Movie based on the TV series Phineas and Ferb. The film premiered August 5, 2011 on Disney Channel,[1] 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.[2] It was first announced by Jeff "Swampy" Marsh during a January 2010 interview with the Daily Telegraph.[3] 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 Tweens 9-14 and Cable's fifth best Movie Ever in Total Viewers.[4]



The film opens with Phineas (Vincent Martella), Ferb (Thomas Sangster), Candace (Ashley Tisdale), Perry, a.k.a. Agent P (Dee Bradley Baker), and Heinz Doofenshmirtz (Dan Povenmire), who have been captured by the 2nd Dimension Doofenshmirtz and in chains, being led to a large, hairy, caged monster called a "Goozim". The scene flashes back to earlier in the day when Phineas and Ferb have just woken up. It's been five years since they adopted their pet platypus, Perry, from the O.W.C.A.'s animal shelter. After reminiscing about how they got him ("Everything's Better with Perry"), the boys decide to play giant platypus badminton, and construct a platy-pult with their friends Isabella (Alyson Stoner), Buford (Bobby Gaylor), and Baljeet (Maulik Pancholy). Perry the Platypus reports to his lair and dons his secret agent persona, Agent P. He is briefed by Major Monogram (Jeff "Swampy" Marsh) about his mission, receives new gadgets by Carl (Tyler Alexander Mann), and rides off in his rocket car. Phineas and Ferb launch themselves off the platy-pult in a giant shuttlecock and fly through the air, but end up colliding with Perry's rocket car and crash onto the roof of the Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated(Inc.) building, destroying Dr.Doofenshmirtz's latest invention, the Other dimension-inator.

Meanwhile, upon hearing that her boyfriend Jeremy Johnson (Mitchel Musso) is already looking for the perfect college for himself, Candace, Phineas and Ferb's older sister, decides to grow up and act more like an adult with the help of her best friend, Stacy Hirano (Kelly Hu). Phineas and Ferb apologize for breaking Doofenshmirtz's invention and offer to help him fix it. Perry, who has arrived on the scene, goes back into his mindless pet persona, lest his owners find out his secret. The boys and the evil scientist successfully open a portal to the 2nd Dimension, and find that it is ruled by an alternate Doofenshmirtz, who has seized control of the Tri-State Area, unlike his prime counterpart. Doofenshmirtz meets him, and the two participate in a duet. ("A Brand New Best Friend (and It's Me)").

Phineas, Ferb, and Perry follow, and Doof-2 reveals Perry's identity as a secret agent by making his minion, Platyborg (who was the 2nd Dimension Perry defeated by Doof-2 and turned into a cyborg) attack the boys, to which Perry had no choice but to save them. The boys and their pet make a hasty escape from the building, with Phineas feeling angry and betrayed that his pet kept this secret from him this whole time. The three try to get back to their dimension by using a remote version of the Other dimension-inator, but are unable to . They decide to go find their 2nd Dimension selves for help, and find out that that summer has been outlawed in this Tri-State Area and that Phineas-2 and Ferb-2 have never experienced it. The regular Phineas and Ferb sing a song to explain how it is ("Summer (Where Do We Begin?)"). Perry sees a news report on the TV saying that if Perry turns himself in, Doof-2 would not hurt Phineas and Ferb. As Perry goes to surrender himself to Doof-2, Phineas disowns him, forcing Perry to leave ("I Walk Away").

Phineas, Ferb, and their 2nd Dimension selves then go across the street to get help from the 2nd Dimension Isabella(Isabella-2), only to be stopped by a patrolling Normbot (voiced by John Viener), who is taken down by the 2nd Dimension Buford(Buford-2). They get across the street, but they all fall into the headquarters of the Resistance. They are tied up by the Firestorm Girls and presented to Isabella-2, who recognizes Buford-2, and she releases them. Phineas explains their dilemma, and they are taken to "Dr. Baljeet". Dr. Baljeet explains inter-dimensional travel, and that they would need a lot of energy to get to the 1st Dimension. Candace-2 is revealed to be the leader of the group and they open a portal to the first dimension.Opon hearing that Perry has been captured, Phineas and Ferb want to go back to save him. Candace and Stacy see the portal,so they thought it was the 'mysterious force' which was causing Phineas and Ferb's inventions to disappear when mom comes home and Candace tought she can talk to it by steping though it and so she stepped though, causing the portal to close, leaving her stuck in the 2nd Dimension.

The gang decides to break into Doof-2's headquarters to rescue Perry by using underground mine carts, but find that it is a trap. Perry is able to distract the Doofs and the Norm Bots by showing a hologram of Major Monogram in the shower. The gang tries to escape by heading back with the mine carts, but Candace-2 separates the carts between the Resistance and the 1st Dimension-ers, so she and her brothers are safe, leading to Phineas, Ferb, Candace, and Perry's capture. Phineas and Ferb refuse to rebuild the Otherdimensionator so Doof-2 can go to the 1st Dimension and enslave it, so he sentences them to be doomed (i.e., fed to the Goozim). He also sentences the regular Doofenshmirtz, as he annoys him. As Phineas, Ferb, Candace, Agent P, and Doofenshmirtz are about to be eaten, Candace-2 shows up with the remote version of the Otherdimensionator, destroys the Norm Bots, and throws the remote to Phineas, who opens a portal and escapes along with his friends while Candace-2 is captured. They travel through numerous dimensions ("Brand New Reality"), until they get back home. They find that Normbots are invading the city. While Perry goes to fight with his fellow agents, Phineas and Ferb walk home.

Once there, they find Agent P's lair, where they get a message from the O.W.C.A. stating that they need their help. Many of the boys' inventions from past episodes are recreated, and the kids of Danville use them to combat the Norm Bots attacking the Tri-State Area ("Robot Riot"). Phineas and Perry get to the top of the Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated building, where Doof-2 is. After battling him and Platyborg, Phineas and Perry are able to destroy the satellite controlling the Norm Bots, and they all fall to the ground. As Candace decides that she doesn't want to be an adult anymore, she suddenly comes up with a plan to save the Tri-State Area, and she goes to get her parents (Caroline Rhea and Richard O'Brien) to see what's going on. Ferb joins Phineas and Perry on the roof as Doof-2 rises from the floor with a giant robotic version of himself. As he is about to smash and kill the trio, the regular Doofenshmirtz shows up and hands Doof-2 a toy train. Doof-2 had lost his toy train(his 'Choo Choo') when he was a child, and that had caused him to become evil. Reunited with his object, Doof-2 apologizes and uses a remote to destroy all of them. Candace and her mother come out and find that everything is back to normal and that Candace has once again failed to bust her brothers. However, she takes it as, since the 'mysterious force' takes thing away before her mom sees it, by bringing her mom out, and causing the Normbots to be taken away, she has saved the world.

Doof-2 returns to the 2nd Dimension, only to be arrested by Major Monogram-2 and the Firestorm Girls. After Candace-2,Phineas-2 and Ferb-2 (after having been broken out of prison by the 2nd Dimension Jeremy, Phineas-2 and Ferb-2). In Doof-1's lab Phineas-2 and Ferb-2 get their platypus back (still in cyborg form). The Resistance say goodbye to their 1st Dimension counterparts, Major Monogram and Carl tell Phineas and Ferb that Perry will have to go away forever now that they know his secret revealing the reason why Perry never told them his secret. Carl then remembers Major Monogram that Doofenshmirtz had built an Amnesia-inator to erase memories. Phineas, Ferb, and their friends get their memories erased and forget the entire day. Phineas and Ferb say good-bye to Agent P, and Isabella kisses Phineas. Before Phineas can say anything, the Amnesia-inator does its work. Afterward, Agent P enters his lair, and takes out a camera. He plugs it into the screen and looks at photos of his and his owners' adventure, smiling ("Takin' Care of Things"). In the credits, Phineas Flynn, Ferb Fletcher, Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz (2nd Dimension) and Slash perform Kick Up A Notch.



Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 1st and 2nd Dimensions
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released August 2, 2011 (2011-08-02)
Recorded 2010-2011
Genre Soundtrack
Length 39:52 (Original)
Label Walt Disney Records
Hollywood Records
Various Artists chronology
Phineas and Ferb Holiday Favorites Phineas and Ferb: Across the 1st and 2nd Dimensions Phineas and Ferb-ulous: The Ultimate Album

The soundtrack of the film, Phineas and Ferb: Across the 1st and 2nd Dimensions, includes 8 songs from the film and 14 songs from the series, released on August 2. Former 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.

No. Title Performer Length
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, Alyson Stoner, and Kelly Hu 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
20. "Rollercoaster"   Vincent Martella 2:18
21. "Carpe Diem"   Cast of Phineas and Ferb 1:50
22. "Kick It Up a Notch"   Vincent Martella, Dan Povenmire and Slash 4:05
Total length:

Wal-Mart sells a version of the soundtrack with 10 extra songs[5]:

No. Title Performer Length
23. "A-G-L-E-T"   Vincent Martella  
24. "Happy Evil Love Song"   Dan Povenmire and Sheena Easton  
25. "Not So Bad a Dad"   Olivia Olson  
26. "When Will He Call Me?"   Sheena Easton  
27. "Spa Day"   Danny Jacob  
28. "Candace Party"   Ashley Tisdale  
29. "Gimme a Grade"   Maulik Pancholy  
30. "X-Ray Eyes"   Dan Povenmire  
31. "Hemoglobin Highway"   Danny Jacob  
32. "Watchin' and Waitin'"   Vincent Martella  

Video games

Console game

In the video game, 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 (Terry the Turtle), 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.

Online game

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.


Critical reception

Matt Blum of the website claims that "this is truly an instant classic, right up there with some of the best cartoons ever made".[6]

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".[7] Both reviewers highlighted the film's employment of adult-oriented humor that makes it equally enjoyable for viewers of all ages.


The film averaged 7.6 million viewers,[8] 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.[8]

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.[8]

Box office

The film was released theatrically in Spain, it became 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 $4467 from 282 theaters, earning #4 spot in the country. The film lost 49% of its gross on its second weekend, earning $646,145. The movie has grossed $5,786,247 in Spain as of November 20.[9]

Home media

The film, presented in widescreen, was released on DVD on August 23. It includes 8 deleted scenes, interactive menus with easter eggs, an "Animatin'" 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.[10] For a limited time, a free In-Pack Platypult Kit will be 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 international countries.[11]


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