Ever since Phineas and Ferb first premiered on August 17, 2007, fans have been obsessed with the animated stepbrother duo who were determined to have the best summer ever. Starring Vincent Martella, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ashley Tisdale, Alyson Stoner, Mitchel Musso and more, the series went on for a total of four seasons before coming to its bittersweet end in 2015.
Fortunately for fans, the world of Phineas and Ferb is still alive and well thanks to Disney+, which premiered a new movie — Phineas & Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe — starring the original cast. The flick hit the streaming service in August 2020 and brought viewers five years into the future, after Phineas and Ferb’s iconic summer finally ended. The brothers traveled far and wide on a journey to rescue their sister, Candace, who was abducted by aliens.
“We did Phineas and Ferb for 10 years, the series, and it was really sad when it ended. It was three years since I had played Candace, and so when we were told we were doing this movie, I was so excited to do it. I was a little nervous; I was like, ‘Oh, am I going to be able to find her craziness?’ Because obviously we’ve grown and matured,” Ashley told Entertainment Weekly at the time. “I was like, ‘Let me just feel this out a little bit.’ … But she’s such a great character to play. There’s just so much creative freedom; there’s no limit to her, and all the stuff that I do on the show and in this movie is getting to add so much stuff to it.”
The High School Musical alum joked to EW that while voicing Candace, she has “a crazy side of me that I let out.”
“No, I mean, she takes up a lot of my energy. I actually can only do two-hour sessions at a time playing Candace because it just drains me,” Ashley explained. “Her energy is just so wild. But I love playing characters that I’m not like. It’s so much more fun and entertaining for myself, being able to be insane and crazy and wild. … I actually love watching Phineas and Ferb. I think it’s because I’m not seeing it when I’m doing it.”
To celebrate the continuation of this epic series, J-14 decided to find out exactly what the Phineas and Ferb voice actors are up to now! Scroll through our gallery to find out.
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