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Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe | 2020 | TV-G | – 1.3.1

content-ratingsWhy is “Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe” rated TV-G? The TV Parental Guidelines Monitoring Board rating indicates that “this program is suitable for all ages.” The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes some tight-fitting outfits, many scenes of peril with children, a man, a woman and a platypus threatened by alien beings on an alien planet and on Earth, and some mild language and name-calling. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.


The TV Parental Guidelines Monitoring Board rating indicates that “this program is suitable for all ages.” The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes some tight-fitting outfits, many scenes of peril with children, a man, a woman and a platypus threatened by alien beings on an alien planet and on Earth, and some mild language and name-calling.

Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe SEX/NUDITY 1

 – A girl and two boys hug. A girl wears a short skirt that reveals her legs to the upper thighs throughout the movie. A woman in the background of a scene is shown wearing a crop top, that reveals her bare abdomen. A woman wears tight-fitting outfit that accentuates her curves throughout the movie. A woman wears a low-cut and tight-fitting outfit throughout the movie (no cleavage is visible).


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Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe VIOLENCE/GORE 3

 – A giant plant eats a woman and roars loudly, chases several children and the children ride away on an alien dragon creature; they then get trapped in the framework of a metal tower that is knocked over and crashes to the ground on top of a food truck (no one is harmed; the plant is later transported to a planet where it shrivels and the woman is spat out covered with goo but is fine).
 A hatch is opened in a flying space vessel and several children tumble out of the back; they scramble to build a ship that will allow them to land unharmed. A space vessel spins around repeatedly to evade an ion barrier, and then crashes to the surface of a planet (we see it’s charred and crumpled hull); the occupants are unharmed. A woman is launched in an escape pod out of a large space vessel and crashes on a planet’s surface (there are no injuries). A girl and a woman are vacuumed off the ground and into a capsule that flies through the atmosphere to an alien planet.
 A woman and a girl walk through an alien vessel and hide from guards carrying guns. A woman and a girl climb down a long ladder in a space vessel and are thrown when the ship hits turbulence (there are no injuries). A girl is held at gunpoint by several alien guards. An alien dragon creature looms over a woman and she cowers (we do not see her being attacked and she is fine later). A platypus fights with several armed guards on a prison transport vehicle and we see them shooting at it as it flips in and around the vehicle; the guards are eventually thrown out of the truck and into water where a large creature surfaces and takes them into its mouth (it has large teeth). A woman and many armed guards yell and run away when a group of children appears behind them in a fortress. Armed guards move through a stadium and surround people in the stands. A girl walking on a treadmill pulls a guard onto the tread causing his face to be pulled along, and he says, “This is the worst pain I’ve felt,” before he is pulled into the workings and thrown into the distance. Mind control spores are spread through the air and we see many people fall into a trance, as a woman tells them to, “Get those kids.” A girl shoots a T-shirt cannon at alien guards and when they catch a T-shirt and get excited, they explode from the waist up splattering green goop around them. A woman threatens two boys with a gun.
 A man falls off a cliff and we hear him splash into water below; he is thrown back up to the cliff surface and we see him limping and with a black eye later. A man falls from a cliff, a platypus catches him and swings from a branch until the branch beaks and they are caught by a flying alien dragon. Many escaped pods crash on an alien planet nearly landing on a woman; she screams and runs to safety. A space vessel is tossed around when it is struck by asteroids when it flies through a large asteroid field; a platypus maneuvers itself outside the ship to redirect the ship and the asteroids to keep the ship from getting struck and we see it clinging from a cable that nearly takes it into the flames of the ship’s engine, and then slammed against the windshield before getting back onboard unharmed. Several children chase a space vessel and jump into a hatch as it takes off. Many children armed with swords and shields march toward a fortress where armed guards ready themselves to attack. Several people are thrown into a chute and they tumble through it and into a transport truck, they see aliens hiding in the corner and are told that they are being taken to prison. A large flying alien dragon creature is seen with pointed teeth and claws and it splinters a chicken coup when it is transported to a farm on Earth. A woman yells at two young aliens in a cage and zaps a toy away from them saying, “No playing in the dungeon.” A girl yells at a woman and the woman locks her on a treadmill, with cuffs on her wrists. A man raises an axe to kill a chicken (he does not). Several robots move across a baseball field and are blown up by a cannon while people in the stands run away screaming. Several children drive through armed guards knocking them down. A man touches a screen in his backyard and walks through it; we hear him scream and he rushes back out of the screen with smoldering hair and char on his face after he had been transported to a burning building.
 A giant clown robot tosses several children into the air as if it is juggling them (no one gets hurt); the robot is then transformed into a giant pile of lint and vacuumed away (no one is injured). A man in a mechanical framework chases a platypus and yells at it. A man plots to shoot a ray at an official to turn him into lint and the ray is misdirected hitting a robot instead. A large elephant-like alien speaks to people that think it is being aggressive and it is launched into the atmosphere where it floats for the rest of the movie and says, “Help me.” A man panics that he can’t see when he has a bucket on his head. A man panics when he has a caterpillar on his arm. Children hear ominous music when they look toward a structure on an alien planet. A space vessel blasts off from the top of a building and the building bursts into flames.
 An alien explodes from the waist up and sprays green goop on a girl; a woman explains, “He’ll grow back.” A large space vessel hovers over a stadium and it rests on a fragile statue that shatters as people in the stands cry and yell. A woman and a girl speed in a vehicle and we see them splattered with bugs. We see ice cream with wriggling bits like worms in it. A girl’s face is shown carved into what is identified as Mt. Rushmore and we see it slide off and crumble to dust. An alien with a long tongue slurps up food on a table and accidentally grabs a small alien by the head (it does not eat the alien). An alien drops a tray and runs out of a room; we hear it being chased and yelled at by a guard as it speeds away on a vehicle and crashes through a glass wall shattering it (no injuries are shown), and then runs away again. An alien elephant creature crashes to the surface of a planet after having been stuck in the atmosphere above it for a long time.
 We hear that a plant produces mind controlling spores and that a population of aliens is under its influence. We hear that a space vessel is not equipped with an ion shield and that it will be stranded in space if it flies through an ion barrier. We see images of potential dangerous things that children might encounter in an alien planet, like robots, nerve gas spitting puppies, etc. A video of a TV show about space adventures is shown several times and we see people shooting ray guns at alien looking creatures. A crashed space vessel leaks green liquid onto a planet’s surface. We hear that aliens make a sound that mimics a girl’s name when they get excited and explode from the waist up. A girl cries and says, “You’re better off without me.” A girl yells over the phone to tell her mother what her younger brothers have done and the woman does not believe her. A girl becomes angry when she thinks of her brothers, she scowls, yells and the background turns red. A girl sings about a number of dangerous things that her brothers have invented and we see a few images of things like a giant robot. A girl yells that things always work out for her brothers and she feels defeated. A girl cries and says, “The whole universe is against me.” A woman says, “We’re food,” as she and a girl in a capsule are placed in a large space vessel and they see many other capsules arriving in a similar manner. A boy asks a man, “What’s with your neck?” A company’s name is “Evil, Inc.” Many aliens are shown to have three short tentacle-type growths on their heads and they make a whining sound (they call themselves cowards); one encounter has an alien listing everything they are afraid of (including spiders). A woman accuses a girl of, “Throwing your entire planet under the bus.” A boy describes laughing so hard that “stuff squirts out your nose.”


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Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe LANGUAGE 1

 – 2 mild anatomical terms, name-calling (antagonistic, Evil Inc., meaningless speck, crazy, dark, worst, weird, lowly peasant, frightened toddlers, toilet flower, freak, bane of my existence, plant of doom, cold, sinister shrubbery, Chosen One, Scary One, sky people, horrible, paranoid, pile of junk), exclamations (shut-up, wait, no, wow, wait, for crying out loud, totally freaking out, bummer, you’re better off without me, focus, tick-tock, what in the…, oh no), 2 religious exclamations (OMG). | profanity glossary |


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Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe SUBSTANCE USE

 – None.


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Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – Siblings, obsession, distraction, feeling hopeless, alien life, leadership, reality, validation, being prepared, growing up, mind control.

Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe MESSAGE

 – Younger siblings aren’t always all bad.

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