Phineas and Ferb 5 Summers Later…

“Candace Against the Universe” is the newest Phineas and Ferb movie. How well does this old series fare after five years of inactivity?

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Tyler Henkel, Staff Writer

“Phineas and Ferb” was a late 2000’s early 2010’s Disney Channel series that was widely popular.  There was a new song with every episode, it featured memorable characters like Dr. Doofenshmirtz, and it had a charming, upbeat attitude.  

With 189 episodes, 3 full length movies, and even a marvel and Star Wars crossover, Phineas and Ferb had it all.  But all things must come to an end, and Phineas and Ferb was cancelled on July 12, 2015 with a final 1-hour send off episode called “The Last Day of Summer.”

However, long time fans were surprised to hear that another Phineas and Ferb movie was announced 4 years after the show’s airtime had ended.

“Candace Against the Universe” was released on Disney Plus on August 28, 2020, and was given a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, an achievement many movies can’t say they accomplished.

This movie finally puts Candace in the spotlight, Phineas and Ferb’s older sister, who was always trying to get the boys into trouble.

The movie was clearly a homage to the original show, by showing clips from the original TV series and following the usual episode formula, as the beginning of the movie showed what the end of a usual Phineas and Ferb episode would look like. 

The premise of the movie is that Candace is fed up with the boys for good and while she’s having an existential crisis about how she is just a small part of the universe and is jealous of how special Phineas and Ferb are, she is abducted by aliens.

The movie features 8 new music tracks and all feel like they came right out of the original show, with all of the different styles of music that Phineas and Ferb have, the movie was able to capture the same thought that any genre of music can fit for the show.

Overall the Phineas and Ferb movie “Candace Against the Universe” succeeded in bringing back nostalgia and praise to a franchise long after its fall from grace.