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Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars (2014/LucasFilm/Disney DVD)

Picture: 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.

The 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 Wars Universe) 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!

The 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 Wars insider jokes (outside of the obvious) for the uber fans.

The 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.

There are 8 additional Phineas and Ferb episodes found in the bonus features on this set; mostly holiday related.

The 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 noises.

The extras are the aforementioned bonus episodes.

- Michael P. Dougherty II


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