Saturday, November 8, 2014

Review: Phineas & Ferb: Star Wars DVD

*This is a sponsored review. All opinions are 100% mine.

2D animation is becoming a thing of the past, but there are a few them still around cable channels, including Phineas & Ferb, which its fourth season is currently being aired on Disney XD. While the future of the series is in limbo, fans can grab their hands on Phineas & Ferb: Star Wars that will arrive on DVD this Tueaday November 11, 2014. As an added bonus there are 5 bonus episode along with a Perry-In-Carbonite Keychain.

The Star Wars special aired back in July on the Disney Channel and Disney XD. There have several other series (Robot Chicken, Family Guy) that have crossed over with the Star Wars franchise, mostly retelling the original trilogy, but that isn't the case with this special. Here we get an original Phineas & Ferb adventure that happens to take place during Star Wars - Episode IV: A New Hope.

In the new spin on the tale, Phineas and Ferb are living with their parents on the planet Tattooin and they happen to be living close to Luke Skywalker (voiced by Christopher Corey Smith). Meanwhile, Perry the platypus is part the Rebel Alliance and steals a CD containing the Death Star plans and gives the plans to Princess Leia. After the Star Destroyer intercepts their ship, Princess Leia inserts the CD into R2-D2 for safe keeping. C-3PO (voiced by Simon Pegg) and R2-D2 hop into an escape pod, but three Imperial stormtroopers, Candace Flynn, Baljeet Tjinder and Buford van Stomm, are hot on their trail and of course Perry isn't too far behind them either.

After crashing on Tattooine, the droids run into Phineas and Ferb, who both offer to help them locate Obi-Wan Kenobi, but they decline. Unknowingly to R2-D2, he accidentally dropped the Death Star CD. Luckily, Phineas & Ferb find the CD and are determined to return it to R2-D2, but to do so they must hire Isabella to pilot the Chihuahua in the attempt to catch up with the Millennium Falcon.

The five bonus episodes are:

For Your Ice Only / Happy New Year!
Steampunx / It's No Picnic
Terrifying Tri-State Trilogy Of Terror (Parts 1 & 2)
Doof 101 / Father's Day
Tales From The Resistance (Parts 1 & 2)

Ever since Disney purchased Lucasfilms, we all knew it was inevitable that some sort of Star Wars crossover would eventually happen and it finally occurred in the Phineas & Ferb world. The animated series has been able to entertain both kids and adults during its run and that tradition continues with their version of Star Wars IV: A New Hope. The writers did a wonderful job crafting their own adventure into the mix while not really changing what happened in "A New Hope." Overall, Phineas & Ferb: Star Wars is a hilarious adventure from start to finish. The extra five (well, actually there are ten) episodes are a treat to watch as well.

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