and Ferb: Star Wars
B Sound: B- Extras: B- Episode: B-
One of the better
animated series on television today, Phineas
and Ferb have
caught the minds and imaginations of both adults and children alike.
Snarky, tongue in cheek humor mixed together with crisp, clean,
visually pleasing animation.
story of Phineas
and Ferb: Star Wars takes
a parallel course with the 1977 Star
Wars: A New Hope,
as the characters of Phineas
and Ferb (as
characters in the Star
find themselves mixed up in the middle of a rebellion. Phineas and
Ferb are happily basking in the dual summer suns of Tatooine when
plans for the Death Star fall into their laps. Unwittingly they
become part of the rebellion against the Empire, as other characters
like Stormtrooper Candace (desperately trying to bust a rebel) are
hot on their trail. Agent P (Perry) attempts to stop Darthenshmirtz
from using his Force powered Sith-Inator, but it may be too late!
feature presentation has a running time of ~45 minutes that mixes
family friendly humor with jokes that fly right over the little ones'
heads. There are also a host of Star
insider jokes (outside of the obvious) for the uber fans.
entire presentation is well done from beginning to end, showcasing
that the House of Mouse knows what they are doing with their newly
acquired intellectual property.
are 8 additional Phineas
and Ferb episodes
found in the bonus features on this set; mostly holiday related.
technical features are basic as this is a DVD presentation; no
Blu-ray available at the time of this review. The animation is
crisp, clean and clear in this 1.78 X 1 anamorphically enhanced
widescreen presentation that has inky blacks and bright, beautiful
colors. The sound is a simple, lossy Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo that
comes from the front with clean, clear dialogue and atmospheric
extras are the aforementioned bonus episodes.
Michael P. Dougherty II