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- Rated: G
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 24 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 7, 2001
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Walt Disney Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.66
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- "Animation Camp"
- "Ten Secrets of RECESS"
- Digital Comic Book - "The Trouble With Shorts"
- Music Video:
- Robert Goulet - "Green Tambourine"
- Myra - "Dancing in the Street"
- Scene Access
- Interactive Menus
- Interactive Games: "The Schoolyard Challenge Game"
- Expanded Animation Camp
- RECESS Secrets
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Directed by||Chuck Sheetz|
|Screenwriting by||Jonathan Greenberg|
|Produced by||Chuck Sheetz & Stephen Swofford|
|Voice:||Rickey D'Shon Collins, Pamela Adlon, Jason Davis, Ashley Johnson, Courtland Mead, Dabney Coleman, April Winchell, James Woods, Melissa Joan Hart, Robert Goulet, Diedrich Bader, Peter MacNicol & Allyce Beasley|
|Executive Production by||Paul Germain & Joe Ansolabehere|
The kids will like this animated romp about summer vacation, and so will the adults sitting next to them. Full Review
...A certain charm and even newsworthiness...
Rating: 4/5 -- It has my favorite characters and it's kind of like a mystery. Full Review
Rating: 3/5 -- The film works because it is peppered with sharp, smart, and sometimes wonderfully odd comic moments. Full Review
Rating: 2/5 -- The film never gets too far beyond disposable youth fare, best consumed like mouthfuls of sugary cereal. Full Review
...[The film] preserves the show's sparky humour, weaving enough throwaway lines into the action to capture adults as well as children...
Sight and Sound
In this animated film from Disney based on the popular children's television show RECESS, the evil school principal Dr. Benedict is trying to eliminate summer vacation from the calendar. To do so, he has devised a way to alter the weather and make it perpetually winter. To help the save summer vacation, T.J. Detweiler gets the teachers and students to band together, determined to stop the principal's deranged plans.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
Recess: School's Out
The Third Street Elementary School kids are teaming up to save summer vacation for kids all over the world in Disney's RECESS: SCHOOL'S OUT -- the hit theatrical movie that The Washington Post calls "Great Fun!" The school year is finally ending, and T.J. Detweiler is looking forward to summer. But boredom quickly sets in when his friends leave for camp -- until T.J. uncovers an evil plot to do away with summer vacation! A crazy former principal, Dr. Benedict, is planning to use a laser beam to alter the weather and create permanent winter. Faced with the dire threat of year-round school, T.J. rounds up the RECESS gang and bands together with some unexpected allies -- Miss Finster and Principal Prickly -- in a nonstop adventure to save everyone's summer break. As the kids discover the heroes inside themselves, a platoon of wacky characters, far-out music, and sci-fi surprises turn this madcap mission into a major victory for fun!
- Theatrical release: February 16, 2001.