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Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe
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Official release poster
Directed by Bob Bowen
Produced by Brandi Young
Written by
Music by Danny Jacob
Editing by Anne Harting
Studio Disney Television Animation
Distributed by Disney+
Disney Platform Distribution
Release date(s) August 27, 2020 (2020-08-27) (D23 Gold Member Advance Screening)
August 28, 2020 (2020-08-28) (United States and Canada)
Running time 85 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe (announced as The Phineas and Ferb Movie) is a 2020 American animated musical adventure comedy film produced by Disney Television Animation. Co-written and directed by Bob Bowen, the film is based on the Disney Channel animated television series Phineas and Ferb created by Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, the second feature-length film of the Phineas and Ferb series, and a standalone sequel to Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension (2011). Set at some point during the summer depicted in the series and before the series finale, the film focuses on Phineas Flynn and Ferb Fletcher as they rescue their sister Candace Flynn from the planet Feebla-Oot. However, Candace becomes tempted to stay on the planet when she is treated with respect by its people.

While developing Disney+, Disney approached Povenmire and Marsh for a new Phineas and Ferb film. The film began work at Disney Television Animation, but was continued remotely from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The entire Phineas and Ferb cast reprise their roles from the series and the previous film, with the exception of Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Ferb, who is replaced by David Errigo Jr.; much of the film's dialogue was recorded remotely. Danny Jacob returned to compose the score from the series and the previous film; as with the voice acting, music was recorded remotely.

Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe was heavily promoted in marketing campaigns by Disney and was heavily anticipated by fans of the series. It was released on Disney+ on August 28, 2020. The film received positive reviews from critics, and holds a rare 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It was praised for its story, voice acting, animation, and music. A potential third film is being considered.


Candace Flynn's day of optimism is ruined when she fails to tell her mom the antics of her brothers Phineas Flynn and Ferb Fletcher, who make crazy inventions that Candace perceived as ‘ruining her life’. Candace airs her grievances to her friend Vanessa Doofenshmirtz, and as they talk, a space pod, which she mistakes for one of her brother’s inventions, appears and kidnaps them. Phineas and Ferb witness this and, identifying the license plate on it, learn that it is from the planet Feebla-Oot in the Vroblok Cluster. With this knowledge, they recruit their friends, Isabella Garcia-Shapiro, Baljeet Tjinder, and Buford van Stomm to help them build a portal to the planet. However, the portal redirects them to Doofenshmirtz Evil Inc., where Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz and Norm the Robot had also built a portal upon witnessing the kidnapping. Anticipating that the portal would not work, Doofenshmirtz had built a spaceship – which he dubs a "Galactic Travel Inator". He and the kids travel to Feebla-Oot, with Perry the Platypus secretly following them.

Candace and Vanessa explore the space ship they have been taken to and locate the escape pods. While Vanessa escapes, Candace is captured; both end up on Feebla-Oot. Candace is taken to the leader, Super Super Big Doctor, who sympathizes with her plight. She, too, has two younger brothers that she was tired of and decided to come to Feebla-Oot to rule it. Big Doctor informs Candace that she contains "Remarkalonium", which is important for their people, thus making Candace feel special. Upon arriving to Feebla-Oot, Phineas and Ferb try to patch things up with their sister by giving her a gift they made, but she rejects them and Big Doctor has them taken away.

The gang become imprisoned, which is what Big Doctor had done to her brothers; Perry rescues them. Candace learns that the "Remarkalonium" is actually just carbon dioxide, which is what a spore plant named Mama needs so that Big Doctor can control her subjects. Candace accidentally reveals that the people of Earth exhale carbon dioxide. With this knowledge, Big Doctor plots to conquer the planet. Phineas, Ferb and the gang team up with the oppressed Cowards, the previous inhabitants, and attack the alien city. As they begin the battle, Big Doctor and her army flee to Earth. The gang follow her, but Doofenshmirtz stays behind when he learns that Vanessa is still on Feebla-Oot.

The gang return to Earth in time to fight Big Doctor and her army. While Isabella, Buford, and Baljeet lead a battle against the aliens, Phineas and Ferb free Candace, who they find crying in shame over how she treated her brothers. They reveal that her gift is a coffee mug that projects images of their past adventures. Candace realizes that she may not be special to the world, but she is special to them. They begin fighting the aliens, but an alien called Mama grows big enough to unleash her spores on the populace. As the heroes are captured, Candace manages to reach out to Big Doctor, who has an epiphany about her life, just as Mama increases in size and devours her.

As the kids and Mama begin to fight, Doofenshmirtz, Vanessa and Perry return, having used the Chicken-Replace Inator, a gadget that swaps something with the closest or farthest chicken, to transport themselves to Earth. Under Doofenshmirtz's direction, Candace uses the Inator on Mama, replacing it with the chicken used to reach Danville, and sends it back to Feebla-Oot. Mama shrinks in size and spits out Big Doctor, while getting crushed to death by an alien elephant lookalike from earlier. Big Doctor gets captured and taken into custody by the Cowards. Candace has the chance to bust her brothers when Linda Flynn-Fletcher drives by, but she instead tells her to go get pizza for them. Candace begins to truly appreciate her brothers for everything they have done for her, while singing Us Against the Universe.

The movie ends with Candace, her brothers, and the others finishing their song, when Perry suddenly wanders over and ends up getting a call from Major Monogram, commending Agent P on his work, before Perry blocks the call to keep his identity secret, as everyone is left confused in the background.

In a mid-credits scene, Lawrence Fletcher discovers that the portal is still in the backyard. Travelling through it, he ends up in Doofenshmirtz's lab, which is on fire from the rocket's take-off. He returns on fire and accidentally destroys the portal with flames. Linda returns and, once again missing the action, wonders what Lawrence has been doing, to which he replies, "I have no idea".

Voice cast


Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe (Original Soundtrack)
Soundtrack album by
Cast – Phineas and Ferb
Released August 28, 2020
Recorded 2019–2020
Genre Soundtrack
Length 32:44
Label Walt Disney
Producer Danny Jacob
Cast – Phineas and Ferb chronology
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Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe (Original Soundtrack)

During the 2019 D23 Expo, Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh said that the film would feature "nine or ten" original songs. In November 2019, Povenmire revealed that recording for the songs had begun; due to the COVID-19 pandemic, part of the music for the film had to recorded remotely. On May 28, 2020, Povenmire and Marsh revealed that Karey Kirkpatrick and Kate Micucci wrote new songs for the film. On July 2, 2020, Emanuel Kiriakou announced that he and Povenmire co-wrote a new song for the film, and Phineas and Ferb composer Danny Jacob was confirmed to be composing the film's score.

On July 24, 2020, the first single from the soundtrack, "Such a Beautiful Day", written by Povenmire and Kirkpatrick, and sung by Candace, was released. The song was added late in production, as the filmmakers felt that the original opening, in which Candace tried to bust Phineas and Ferb, was "too harsh" for audiences unfamiliar with the original series, making them unable to sympathize with the character.

On August 14, 2020, the second single from the soundtrack, "We're Back", written by Povenmire and Marsh, and sung by Phineas, Candace, and Doofenshmirtz, was released.

The soundtrack album was released by Walt Disney Records the same day as the film. It features 11 original songs, the songs "Space Adventure" from Phineas and Ferb and "Chop Away at My Heart" from Milo Murphy's Law (which are briefly heard as gags in the film), and four score cues composed by Jacob.

All music composed by Danny Jacob, except where noted.

No. Title Performer(s) Length
1. "Such a Beautiful Day"   Ashley Tisdale/Candace and Danny Jacob/Background Vocals 2:07
2. "The Universe Is Against Me"   Tisdale/Candace, Olivia Olson/Background Vocals and Laura Dickinson/Background Vocals 2:22
3. "Meet Our Leader"   Aaron Daniel Jacob/Male Alien Dancers and Dickinson/Female Alien Dancers 1:10
4. "Unsung Hero"   Beverly Staunton 1:09
5. "Adulting"   Povenmire/Dr. Doofenshmirtz, Alyson Stoner/Isabella Garcia-Shapiro, Maulik Pancholy/Baljeet Tjinder and David Errigo Jr./Ferb 1:52
6. "Girls Day Out"   Sarah Hudson 1:08
7. "This Is Our Battle Song"   Cast 1:18
8. "Us Against the Universe"   Tisdale/Candace, Vincent Martella/Phineas and Cast 2:36
9. "Silhouettes"   Robbie Wyckoff 1:11
10. "We're Back"   Tisdale/Candace, Martella/Phineas, Povenmire/Dr. Doofenshmirtz, Errigo Jr./Ferb, Jacob, A. Jacob and Dickinson 1:53
11. "Space Adventure"   Jacob 0:30
12. "Chop Away at My Heart"   A. Jacob 2:29
13. "Step into the Great Unknown"   Martella/Phineas, Stoner/Isabella Garcia-Shapiro, Pancholy/Baljeet and Gaylor/Buford 2:34
14. "Candace Against the Universe"     1:33
15. "Cowardly Story/Fall Out of Ship"     2:54
16. "Candace Rocks/Showdown"     3:11
17. "Heartstrings to Hero"     2:47
Total length:

Potential third film

On August 20, 2020, Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh revealed that there have been talks for a third Phineas and Ferb film.

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