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Most of the movie reviews you’ll find here answer questions like, “Is Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe safe for kids?” When it comes to watching shows with your younger ones, that’s always a solid question! But Phineas and Ferb have a long history of being an extremely family-friendly and kid-friendly show. This movie is no different. Here’s the Candace Against the Universe parent movie review. 

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About Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe 

Stepbrothers Phineas and Ferb, their older sister Candace, Perry the Platypus, and the Danville gang are back together again in “Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe,” an out-of-this-world animated adventure from Disney Television Animation.

Executive-produced by Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh (creators and executive producers of the long-running Emmy Award-winning series “Phineas and Ferb”), the movie centers on Phineas and Ferb as they set out across the galaxy to rescue Candace, who after being abducted by aliens, finds utopia in a far-off planet, free of pesky little brothers.

Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe Parent Movie Review

Phineas and Ferb the TV series ran on the Disney Channel from 2007 to 2015, which, until the summer of 2020, was the longest summer ever. 

And to answer the first question you may have: NO, you do not need to watch the previous seasons or be super familiar with the show to enjoy this movie. 

Though I highly recommend it as Phineas and Ferb is one of the rare tv series that entertains parents and children on equal levels, never going for the low or easy joke. 

It’s smart, it’s sassy, and it features a fedora-wearing secret agent Platypus who doubles as the family pet. 

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I mean, really, what’s not to love? 

If you’re already a Phineas and Ferb fan, I can tell you that, yes, the magic is back.

Its as if the talent never took – well- a summer vacation. 

Oh, yes, my friends. It’s still summer, and the gang is back with a new adventure.

This time the focus is given to Candace in a delightful showcase of Ashley Tisdale, the big sister who is perpetually trying to bust her little brothers.

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And it’s about time this girl has a moment- or a movie- to shine. 

Is Candace Against the Universe Safe For Kids?

I’ve watched the entire series with my whole family for years, never concerned about a slip or an inappropriate joke.

Phineas and Ferb is one of the most family-friendly and kid-friendly shows you can find on Disney+. 

It doesn’t have disrespectful kids and bumbling parents, which can be problematic when you’re trying to raise your own kids to be better than that. 

Obviously, I’m a fan of the series. Was the movie going to hold up along the same lines? 

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Candace Against the Universe follows the familiar pattern as the TV series.

If you know the show, then you know what to generally expect here. 

There are some peril and action sequences, but nothing that will be concerning to kids.

There isn’t any language or adult content to worry about either. 

The kids in the show are still the same kids we said goodbye to in 2015.

And hey, even the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz isn’t all that bad in this one! 

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The Teachable Moments From Candace Against The Universe

As a mom of daughters and sons, I can attest that sometimes they do not get along. 

It’s like the Sharks and Jets around here. So Candace vs the boys is something parents are probably familiar within their own homes. 

Candace’s story arc has always been the antagonist to her brother’s big summer plans- and it seemed for no other reason than the one that the boys never got caught. 

Without giving storylines away, this movie finds Candace coming into her own.

She discovers that not only is she smart and brave, but she’s also loved deeply by her brilliant sibs.

And she, in turn, loves them back. She’s even taking on the Universe to prove it. 

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Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe comes to Disney+ on August 28, 2020. 


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