The hilarious exploits of two brothers--one, Phineas, who is wiz kid idea machine; the other, Ferb, a silent but smart construction bravo--who challenge themselves every day of summer vacation to do something new comes is now available on DVD. Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, the home video release of Phineas and Ferb: "The Fast and the Phineas" packages an all-new animated episodes along with a variety of interesting bonus features. Whether it be tracking the brothers' sister Candice and her not-so-mute obsession over her peer Jeremy, or their pet (Perry the Platypus) going undercover as the indubitably confident Agent P, Phineas and Ferb sports situational humor that works hard at being clever and relevant.
"The series fully celebrates the art form of animation, and Dan [Povenmire] and [Jeff-] Swampy [Marsh] have created pure, honest to goodness playfulness in every episode."
"The Fast and the Phineas" is currently available for $19.99. The never-before-seen two-part episode finds the two brothers building the ultimate racecar, and with a run-time of 113 minutes and bonus features that highlight the unique ideas and crazy schemes the kids of the show's namesake get into, fans of the cartoon can indeed start their Phineas and Ferb collection before summer vacation comes to an end. Bonus features include: Phineas and Ferb's Homemade Tree Shade Arcade, a series of mini-games; and featurette regarding the Original Series Pitch by show creator Dan Povenmire, where viewers will go behind the scenes to witness Povenmire during his original pitch for the show, which (he swears it's true) is loosely based on his own childhood.
In related news, Disney Channel has ordered an additional 13 episodes for the second season of the animated television series, further solidifying their dedication to this new cartoon that has so markedly wrapped up the Tweens 9-14 demographic in recent months. Announced at this year's San Diego Comic-Con convention, Phineas and Ferb and its goofy but catchy insert songs should be around for a while.
Additionally, the kids cable network is planning another Phineas and Ferb programming event in early August 2008. On Friday, August 8th, Disney Channel will have a "Spot the Diff" in-episode game where viewers will have the chance to see different segments of select episodes (presented back-to-back). Viewers can then head online (DisneyChannel.com) and enter at least eight changes they've spotted. The correct answers will unlock a brand new Phineas and Ferb episode in streaming broadband video, along with icons and desktop wallpaper. The programming event will occur over the course of four episodes, starting at 8:00pm (ET).
Game instructions and hints for identifying the differences in each altered episode are available at DisneyChannel.com/SpotTheDiff.