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Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe is an animated musical comedy adventure film inspired by and based on the hit series Phineas and Ferb. It premiered on Disney+ on August 28, 2020.


Phineas and Ferb must set out to go across the galaxy to rescue Candace, who has been abducted by aliens and has found utopia in a far-off planet, free of pesky little brothers.[2] The film will chronologically take place before the final episode of the series.[3]


Candace is singing about how she will have a perfect day until her younger brothers, Phineas and Ferb, once again create a giant mechanism for their own amusement, infuriating her. Across town, Perry the Platypus is battling Dr. Doofenshmirtz, who created an -inator that turns things into lint. The -inator goes off and hits Phineas and Ferb's invention, causing it to crumble just in time for Candace's mother, Linda, to return and not see it. Candace berates her brothers for how things always seem to work out for them, but never for her, and sulks. Phineas and Ferb, believing that Candace has never had any fun all summer, decide to make a gift for her.

Vanessa finds Candace sulking and analyzes her problem, telling her that her frustration is not about Phineas and Ferb but rather that she feels insignificant. Before Candace can complete this realization, a space pod appears and sucks her and Vanessa up in it, and blasts off. Phineas and Ferb witness the event and analyze its license plate from a planet called Feebla-Oot in the Vroblok Cluster. Perry also witnesses the event and is told by Major Monogram that he must rescue Candace without being seen. The kids get together to build a portal that will take them to Feebla-Oot, but instead sends them to Doofenshmirtz's lab; he too learned of Vanessa's capture and tried to do the same thing. They realize that Feebla-Oot has a force field around it and will need to travel via spaceship.

Candace and Vanessa explore the spaceship they have been taken to and locate the escape pods. While Vanessa escapes, Candace is captured; however, both end up on Feebla-Oot anyway. Candace is taken to the leader, the oddly named Super Super Big Doctor, who sympathizes with Candace's plight. She, too, has two younger brothers that she was tired of and decided to come to Feebla-Oot to escape them. Big Doctor informs Candace that she contains "Remarkalonium," which is important for their people, and the two spend the day together having fun. The gang arrives on Feebla-Oot, thanks to Perry, who has secretly been helping them, and they manage to locate the alien city.

Upon arriving, Phineas and Ferb try to patch things up with Candace by giving her a gift they made, but she rebuffs them, and Big Doctor has them taken away. They end up transported onto a truck along with another alien species called the Cowards. They are freed by Perry and escape to the Cowards' hidden city. Candace discovers Big Doctor's real plan for her; her "Remarkalonium" is actually just Carbon dioxide needed to feed a spore plant, dubbed Mama, to keep her people in line. Candace accidentally reveals that Earth is full of people who exhale Carbon dioxide, and Big Doctor announces her intent to conquer Earth.

Phineas and Ferb lead an assault on the alien city and then follow Big Doctor and Candace onto their ship. Doofenshmirtz stays behind when he learns that Vanessa is still on the planet. Reuniting with Perry, they learn that Vanessa has tamed a winged creature and plot to return home. Phineas, Ferb, and their friends escape the ship and land on Earth just as Big Doctor unleashes Mama on the populace allowing it to grow. While Isabella, Buford, and Baljeet fight the aliens, Phineas and Ferb free Candace, who cries in shame over how she treated her brothers. They reveal that her gift is a coffee mug that projects images of their past adventures. While Candace may not be special to the world, she is special to them. They band together and fight the aliens.

Mama unleashes her spores which take over the populace, and they capture the gang. Candace uses what Vanessa had told her earlier and manages to get through to Big Doctor, who realizes that she does not need to take over another planet. However, Mama grows considerably and devours her and then chases the kids through the city. Doofenshmirtz and Vanessa arrive on the winged creature, using Doofenshmirtz's Chicken-replace-inator to transport themselves to Earth. Candace uses the -inator on Mama and sends her back to Feebla-Oot, where it shrinks back down, and Big Doctor is captured by the Cowards. Candace has the chance to tattle on her brothers when Linda drives by, but she instead tells her to go get pizza for them.

As Candace, Phineas, and Ferb celebrate their victory with their friends, their father Lawrence discovers their portal in the backyard and enters it, ending up in Dr. Doofenshmirtz's lab, which was still on fire from the rocket's fire. He returns and accidentally destroys the portal with Linda, once again what happened, wondering what he has been doing.



Originally announced in 2011,[4][5][6] the movie was originally set to be released on July 26, 2013, but it was delayed to a 2014 date to be determined later.[7][8][9] However, Deadline Hollywood reported on August 16, 2013 that the movie had been removed from Disney's release schedule.[10] On the same day, Jeff "Swampy" Marsh stated on Twitter that the film was in development hell.[11]

During the winter press tour of the Television Critics Association on January 10, 2011, Gary Marsh, chief creative officer of Disney Channels worldwide, announced that Walt Disney Studios was in the early stages of developing a Phineas and Ferb feature film. It was being developed by Sean Bailey, Disney's president of motion picture production.[4][5]

On October 27, 2011, it was announced that Michael Arndt, the Academy-Award nominated writer of Little Miss Sunshine and Toy Story 3 (and who was later announced as the screenwriter of Star Wars: The Force Awakens), was revising Povenmire and Marsh's original draft of the script and that David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Films, who had recently produced The Muppets for Disney, had signed on as producers. Todd Lieberman said that "It will be like Roger Rabbit, where we'd keep those characters and put them in the real world."[12]

On July 12, 2015, it was confirmed that the film's script had been completed, but no official release date had been given.[13]

On April 11, 2019, after years of silence, Disney announced that a Phineas and Ferb feature film would be made by Disney Television Animation as an exclusive for the Disney+ service and would feature most of the original voice cast reprising their roles.[14] Writer Jim Bernstein confirmed that the new movie is unrelated to the previous production which was originally about the animated characters ending up in a live-action world.[15][16]




  • This is the second Phineas and Ferb film and the second film overall in the Phineas and Ferb/Milo Murphy's Law universe (also known as the "Dwampyverse").
  • This is the first Disney+ original movie to be animated.
    • This is also the first Disney+ Original Movie without the Disney logo.
  • This film marks the first and only time that Vanessa yells at Candace to focus.
  • This film also marks the debut of Super Super Big Doctor.
  • This movie was released on Disney+ on August 28, 2020 in the United States and Canada.
  • This is the second Phineas and Ferb film to be canon.
  • This movie was released on August 28th, 2020.
  • This is the first and only time that the characters from the original series are returning in this movie.
  • Vincent Martella, Ashley Tisdale, Dee Bradley Baker, Dan Povenmire, Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, Olivia Olson, Caroline Rhea, Richard O'Brien, Alyson Stoner, Bobby Gaylor, Maulik Pancholy, and other cast members of Phineas and Ferb reprised their roles for the movie except for Thomas Brodie-Sangster, the original voice of Ferb from 2007 to 2015, who was replaced by David Errigo Jr., the brand new voice actor from Ferb for the movie.
  • David Errigo Jr. returned to voice Ferb for the movie from the Milo Murphy's Law Season 2 episode "The Phineas and Ferb Effect."
  • The songs for the film were written by Kate Micucci and Smallfoot director/co-writer Karey Kirkpatrick.[17]
  • According to Dan Povenmire, a sub-plot cut out of the film was Irving thinking he was a dog. [18]
  • Dan Povenmire confirms this does not take place after "Last Day of Summer". It took place prior to the events as he confirms it would be treated as a lost episode.
  • The plot was probably inspired by Mars Needs Moms which have similar plots, such as Candace getting taken away by aliens. However, both of these plots are different. Mars Needs Moms was loosely based on a book of the same name while this film is an original story based on the characters from the series.
  • The sign for Palace Pet in the stadium features a chameleon that resembles Pascal from Tangled.
  • At one point, Isabella suggests furthering the Galactic-Travel Inator's speed by bypassing the compressor system, which is what Rey did to disable an exploding device on the Millennium Falcon in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Pre-Release Pictures


  1. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named variety2
  2. https://deadline.com/2019/04/disney-plus-programs-movies-full-list-marvel-star-wars-pixar-simpsons-streaming-service-1202594496/
  3. "Dan Povenmire Post". Twitter (April 13, 2019).
  4. 4.0 4.1 http://www.deadline.com/2011/01/tca-disney-developing-phineas-and-ferb-feature/
  5. 5.0 5.1 http://assignmentx.com/2011/tca-2011-phineas-and-ferb-feature-film-in-the-works-at-disney/
  6. http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/2011/07/26/2011-07-26_phineas_and_ferb_reinvent_the_essence_of_disney_channel_charm_in_kidfriendly_tv_.html?r=entertainment
  7. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/disneys-lone-ranger-sets-may-31-release-date-248191
  8. Phineas and Ferb movie release date, Animation Magazine
  9. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/movies/2011/10/phineas-ferb-movie-release-date-michael-arndt-july-disney.html
  10. http://www.deadline.com/2013/08/the-avengers-sequel-gets-a-title/ Phineas And Ferb Off Disney’s Release Schedule
  11. https://twitter.com/rural_juror/status/368500382160269313
  12. http://www.firstshowing.net/2011/producers-compare-phineas-ferb-film-to-roger-rabbit-hybrid-mix/
  13. [1]
  14. "Disney+ launch date announced". www.thewaltdisneycompany.com. Retrieved on April 11, 2019.
  15. Producers Compare 'Phineas & Ferb' Film to 'Roger Rabbit' Hybrid Mix
  16. "Jim Bernstein Post". Twitter (April 11, 2019).
  17. https://ew.com/tv/phineas-and-ferb-the-movie-first-look/
  18. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ5yhZAyO3U

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