Picture from Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension
Overall B+

The popular TV cartoon Phineas and Ferb appears as a feature-length adventure in this made-for-TV movie. Here the stepbrothers (voices of Vincent Martella and Thomas Brodie-Sangster) accidentally help the evil Dr. Doofenshmirts (voice of Dan Povenmire) build a machine that transports them all (and Perry the platypus too) into a second dimension.

Violence B
Sexual Content A-
Profanity A
Substance Use A

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Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension

Why does Phineas feel betrayed when he learns about his pet’s true identity? Should Perry have shared this information? Does the fact the platypus chose not to mean he doesn’t trust his owners? What is the difference between a secret and something that is confidential?

Older sibling Candice (voice of Ashley Tisdale) is always tattling on her younger brothers. When Phineas and Ferb meet her parallel character in another dimension, she is overly protective of the boys. Are these two behaviors similar? What do you think motivates the big sister’s reactions?

Candice is anxious to appear more mature. What does she learn about the responsibilities of becoming an adult? What are the good things that come with growing older?