Thursday, August 13, 2009

Why Do My Nostrils Whisper to Me? - Phineas and Ferb, Disney and Serious Thought

"Phineas And Ferb - The Ballad of Bad Beard Song HQ+Lyrics+Download Link"

xXFurijsXx, YouTube (May 26, 2009)
video 0:37

This is an excerpt from a longer work of cinematography: "The Ballad of Bad Beard" (Phineas and Ferb, Disney). The astute observer will note that there's a perfectly reasonable - for the Phineas and Ferb universe - explanation for Candace's short soliloquy: "Why do my nostrils whisper to me?" Two, actually.

"P&F - The Ballad of Badbeard 1/1"

Disney4lyf, YouTube (June 20, 2008)
video 9:57

(The Ballad starts about 5:42 into the show.)

As the excerpt and episode incontrovertibly demonstrate, the Disney animation series, Phineas and Ferb, is a trenchant inquiry into the meaning of life, the life of meaning, and why one's nostrils whisper to one.

Or, it's a series of distinctly funny , well-paced cartoons.

One thing's for sure: Although the technical quality of this made-for-television serial is pretty good, and the storytelling as complex as in earlier Disney Studios releases, Phineas and Ferb is not what I'd call a "nostalgic" series.

Let's put it this way: "Bambi" it ain't.

More "MOM! Phineas and Ferb are Building a Website!" at Disney Channel.

"Complex?" I'd better explain that. Disney Studios was pretty good at making what I call 'multi-level' movies, like Lady and the Tramp or Bambi. The pacing ensured that the show would have a fairly simple story with enough movement and action to (generally) hold the attention of younger kids, interlaced with a more complicated story with less action more dialog for the parents. It added up to 'family' entertainment.

I think we're looking at something like that, with a very different style, in P&F.

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