November 25, 2012

Phineas & Ferb Keep Summer Alive at DCA

Phineas Ferb Danc Party Disney California Adventure costumes
Christmas draws near, but in the world of Phineas & Ferb, every day is summer -- even though they've added a bit of Holiday music to their Rockin' Rollin' Dance Party. Here we see them dancing away their cares (backed by a chorus of helpful Fireside Girls) at the edge of Paradise Pier.
Phineas Ferb Danc Party Disney California Adventure costumes
Phineas (in the striped shirt) looks almost frog-like from the front, which is why he's rarely seen from that angle in the TV show. All things considered, however, the characters translate to walk-around costumes surprisingly well.

It's still startling to see these two at first. Aren't they a bit tall to be ten-year-olds? Yes. Yes they are. The performers do such a great job of bringing the stepbrothers to life, however, that children buy into the fantasy instantly, and it only takes slightly longer for the adults in the crowd to get caught up in the fun.

The Rockin' Rollin' Dance Party, which has been a hit since the day it launched, must be an exhausting workout for the characters. I imagine they embrace the cooler days of fall and winter as a welcome relief after dancing through the show several times a day during the blazing heat of summer.


  1. I hope no one throws tomatoes at me, but I just don't understand the appeal of these two. :-/ They must have something because it seems adults and kids alike enjoy them and they are here to stay.

    (But I do like Holiday Music!!)

    1. No tomatoes here, Estelle! :) Seriously, these two have to be the strangest, freakiest character designs I've ever seen, and the show can come across as very shrill and obnoxious at times. (And it took a few episodes to get the personalities of the characters fine tuned).

      I might do a future post on just why I love the show so much, but a big part of it boils down to this: Phineas and Ferb are the most optimistic, polite, kind-hearted, selfless characters on any modern animated TV show. They will drop everything to help someone. They're under the impression that they have their parents' blessing to build their outrageous contraption (and they get the necessary city permits!), and they keep a gentle sense of humor about whatever hardships they run into. Other characters on the show can be rude, cynical and mean, but P & F stay refreshingly positive. They make kindness and brains cool.

      There are things about the show that annoy me, but the title characters' optimism won me over. :)


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