Based on the popular Lunchtime Louie cartoon, Recess: School's Out is a fairly faithful adaptation of the original games. The opening movie also makes good use of stunning details like subtle lava flows and imaginary lava monsters oscillating in among the players on the screen.The story starts off with the recess recess, where the kids are paired up in teams for the purpose of a game. They lose their first game after Jumba, Pleakley and Stitch convince the principal to replace Melman's clothes with a costume that makes him invisible.
The show premiered in 1997 on ABC as part of Disney's One Saturday Morning, which airs in night time and Sunday morning slots, with the first season spanning 26 episodes. The second season premiered on September 12, 1998. Disney brought the show back for a third season of 16 episodes which began on September 11, 1999, while the fourth season premiered at the same time, but airing on UPN as part of Disney's One Too. Season five was notably shorter than the previous ABC seasons. This was because the staff were busy with Recess: School's Out. Outside of the U.S., the individual 11 minute episodes of season three and season four were weaved together to create one long season. Season five premiered on September 9, 2000 while season six premiered on October 31, 2001 concluding the series with the last episode airing on November 5, 2001.
I had seen the original Recess TV show many times as a kid (and still do) but never caught any of the movies. I also have no particular nostalgia for writers Joe Ansolabehere and Paul Germain. For both reasons, I was looking forward to watching the movie.
There are some scenes of the original TV show that they did but they did a very good job of putting it in the context of the movie. The animation is absolutely stunning and it is clear to see that the movie was in the same style of the original.A return to the 60s theme is very interesting, perfect for a movie based on a 1960s cartoon. It's also great fun to see where the characters first meet and what their personalities were like. I think it would be fun to go into the original TV show and do a childhood diary of what the characters are like and the situations the characters find themselves in, but at the same time appreciate what the characters have grown up to be as adults in the 60s. 7211a4ac4a