Phineas and Ferb, together with their interesting pet Perry the Platipus (aka Agent P) and their sister Candace, who would love nothing more than finally getting their adventures revealed to mum have summer holidays to get through, captured here in five episodes, including being a one hit wonder band, tuning their mother's car etc.
The reason the cartoon works so well is that it will appeal to kids, as well as not bore their parents to tears and it is one of the most refreshing cartoons in a long time. The humour is often good, the ideas interesting, and the harmonious relationship of the brothers something many kids could benefit from in their own relationships with their siblings. Perry the Platipus and his battle against the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz adds the final element of hillarity. Even Candace, who somehow never manages to successfully tell on her brothers to mum, seems a happy enough camper. And then there are all the songs, to top it all off.
In a way it is akin to Dexter's Laboratory: Season One [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC
] but of a sort watchable by small children as well, at the same time not taking much away from their parents' enjoyment.
The only thing you may want to consider before purchase is that the episodes are watchable on Disney XD, so it will not really be anything new, if you have been following the show there - but it is still a good way to get your Phineas and Ferb dose when underway.