Phineas and Ferb The Movie on Disney+ - start date, plot, cast and everything you need to know

Phineas and Ferb with Candace in Phineas and Ferb The Movie

Phineas and Ferb return for a second animated movie outing on Disney+

Cheeky cartoon step-brothers Phineas and Ferb entertained us with their outrageous antics and crazy experiments from 2007 to 2015. Now, they are back for their second feature-length extravaganza Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe, airing soon on Disney Plus UK, which sees their teenage sister Candace take centre stage.

Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe release date – when will it be shown on Disney+?

The movie will air from Friday 28 August on Disney Plus. If you haven't got Disney Plus, it's really easy to sign up (opens in new tab).

Who’s in it?

Vincent Martella returns to voice fun-loving Phineas, while David Errigo Jr is taciturn Brit Ferb. David took over the part from Love Actually’s Thomas Brodie-Sangster.

High School Musical’s Ashley Tisdale also reprises her role as Candace alongside Dee Bradley Baker as the family pet Perry the Platypus and Alyson Stoner as their pal Isabella. The show’s creators Jeff ‘Swampy’ Marsh and Dan Povenmire are also back as spymaster Major Monogram and mad scientist Doofenshmirtz.

New voices this time include US comic Ali Wong as alien leader Super Super Big Doctor and Silicon Valley’s Thomas Middleditch as Garnoz.

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What’s it about?

Candace usually spends her time trying to tell tales to her mum (Caroline Rhea) to get her annoying brothers ‘busted’ for their troublesome behaviour. But the film sees her abducted by aliens and taken to a far-off planet. At first, it’s fun there without Phineas and Ferb, but when matters take a dark turn, it’s down to the boys to head off across the galaxy to rescue her.

“I was excited because Candace finally gets her moment,” says Ashley. “She’s always wanted to be the star of the show. Candace has felt like the world was against her when she’s tried to get her brothers busted, so it’s nice having that journey where the universe really is against her.”

“We had never put Candace in jeopardy and told any rescue stories before,” adds Dan. “We built this whole new world and had fun. It’s a throwback to 50s and 60s science-fiction shows and movies.”

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Is there a trailer?

The teaser shows Candace being kidnapped after she stumbles across a strange machine that she thinks belongs to Phineas and Ferb. The boys and their pals realise they need to build a spaceship to save her. As chaos ensues when they whizz through space, no-nonsense Candace is doing all she can to defend herself…

What else do we know?

Just like the series, the film features a range of musical numbers and Ashley was thrilled to sing the opening song Such A Beautiful Day.

“It’s really fun doing the music,” she says. “The songs are so well-written and catchy. The ones in the series are good but some of the best stuff is in this movie.”

Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe airs on Disney Plus from Friday 28 August

Caren Clark

Caren has been a journalist specializing in TV for almost two decades and is a Senior Features Writer for TV Times, TV & Satellite Week and What’s On TV magazines and she also writes for What to Watch.

Over the years, she has spent many a day in a muddy field or an on-set catering bus chatting to numerous stars on location including the likes of Olivia Colman, David Tennant, Suranne Jones, Jamie Dornan, Dame Judi Dench and Sir Derek Jacobi as well as Hollywood actors such as Glenn Close and Kiefer Sutherland.

Caren will happily sit down and watch any kind of telly (well, maybe not sci-fi!), but she particularly loves period dramas like Call the Midwife, Downton Abbey and The Crown and she’s also a big fan of juicy crime thrillers from Line of Duty to Poirot.

In her spare time, Caren enjoys going to the cinema and theatre or curling up with a good book.