Disney was really cool and sent me a copy of Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars. I can tell you that I’m not necessarily the demographic for this show. That’s a given. But that’s the power of Star Wars, right? It brings people together that wouldn’t normally interact. Well, in this instance, it has brought together with a series I normally wouldn’t check out and I’m glad I did.
I have to be honest, Star Wars parodies are played out. The Family Guy Star Wars crossovers gave me a chuckle here and there, sure. But they felt dispassionate, often swiping the low hanging fruit. I think Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars excels because I get the sense the creators of the series love their characters and they clearly love Star Wars. Unlike most Star Wars specials, this one actually feels special.
I think it makes for a great addition to the DVD collection of fans of Star Wars who love animation. If I had to be critical of anything it would be that this is a DVD release and not a Blu-ray release. Since watching Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars I’ve caught the series in HD and its too bad this release is stuck to 480p when 1080p is standard today.
As a nice pack-in bonus, the DVD release includes a free “Perry-in-Carbonite” keychain. I loved the character in the series and as an buying incentive, I liked it. I’m actually using it now. The DVD also includes a few episodes of the show as extras, which I thought was pretty cool when coupled with the keychain. Unfortunately, there aren’t any Star Wars related extras (although there is a cool Star Wars Rebels trailer and The Clone Wars: Lost Missions trailer when you put the disc in).