History WesternAnimation / RecessSchoolsOut

24th Jan '16 8:02:34 AM krimzonflygon2
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* ColdBlueEyes: Benedict: a rather chilling scene of him back in the 60's has him wearing big turquoise LennonSpecs as he acts like the typical 'cool-cat' of that era. But after he reveals his plans to get rid of recess, he pulls them off to reveal his eyes, and the change in his overall demeanor is shocking.
15th Nov '15 4:40:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* CutSong: There was going to be a new song by TheyMightBeGiants playing as T.J. rode his bike sadly after his friends left for camp. After the movie started using '60s songs for its soundtrack, the song was scrapped and replaced with "One" by Three Dog Night.
5th Nov '15 9:24:37 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* VillainHasAPoint: Benedict wants to get rid of summer vacation: ''Boo!'' He wants to get rid of summer vacation by moving the moon and disrupting the Earth's weather patterns: '''Boo!''' He wants to do it because he's angry at how American kids are falling behind their international peers in academic tests: '''B'''-- Wait, that... is actually a legitimate concern.
21st May '15 7:16:45 AM dsneybuf
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They find out that a former principal and his cronies are trying to work on a plan to end summer vacation for good, creating a permanent winter. After accidentally getting spotted (thanks to Mikey), the villains chase after the kids, including an army of ninjas. While the other five escape, T.J. is caught, and is put in the same room Prickly was captured in. Apparently, Prickly knows the former principal (Philliam Benedict), who has wanted to get rid of recess since the '60s. Will the gang thwart the plans to get rid of recess and summer vacation? [[spoiler:Well, seeing as the show was renewed for another season and two direct-to-DVD movies after that, you already know the answer.]]
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They find out that a former principal and his cronies are trying to work on a plan to end summer vacation for good, creating a permanent winter. After accidentally getting spotted (thanks to Mikey), the villains chase after the kids, including an army of ninjas. While the other five escape, T.J. is caught, and is put in the same room Prickly was captured in. Apparently, Prickly knows the former principal (Philliam Benedict), who has wanted to get rid of recess since the '60s. Will the gang thwart the plans to get rid of recess and summer vacation? [[spoiler:Well, seeing as the show was renewed for another season and two direct-to-DVD movies after that, you already know the answer.]] vacation?
3rd May '15 1:23:37 PM kataangluvr
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* BlondesAreEvil: Benedict used to have blond hair in his youth. This may double as EvilOldFolks.

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* WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler:Prickley and Benedict went to high school together and were even a part of the school board. However, after Benedict decided to remove recess altogether and after Prickley replaced him as principal, their friendship ended. Their past relationship explains why they call each other "Phil" and "Pete".]]
9th Apr '15 8:56:28 PM creader
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[[Characters/{{Recess}} Here is the character sheet.]]
29th Mar '15 11:37:53 PM g75467w34567
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29th Mar '15 6:36:25 PM nombretomado
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Not to be confused with ''[[TheFairlyOddparents School's Out! The Musical]]''.
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Not to be confused with ''[[TheFairlyOddparents ''[[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents School's Out! The Musical]]''.
27th Mar '15 4:14:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* ActingForTwo: April Winchell plays both Miss Finster ''and'' T.J.'s mom in the movie. * ActorAllusion: In one scene, Becky is talking to her friend Melissa on the phone. Her voice actress? Melissa Joan Hart.

* DirectToVideo: When in pre-production, this is what the creators were considering. But due to the show's huge sucess, Disney wanted it to be put in theaters. So the plot was expanded and got an AnimationBump. Unlike ''[[{{Doug}} Doug's 1st Movie]]'', which was intended for DTV but was released in theaters instead (at the very last minute), this one was much more sucessful. Kind of like how ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' was going to be. Though in Norway, the film was released direct-to-video.

* DuelingMovies: Just '''''barely''''' averted. As discussed in the Trivia section, ''Recess: School's Out'' was slated to release in summer 2000, to coincide with the theme of the film. However, the still very lucrative ''Pokemon The Movie 2000'' was released during that time as well. Disney executives kept pushing it back until February 2001. This decision helped Disney in releasing the first of two financially successful animated films for 2001, as well as earn a good response from the critics.

* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: For a while, the movie was quite hard to find, as most stores stopped selling it when the show ended and its popularity dwindled, but due to the rise of online shopping and instant streaming--and the fact that the DVD never really went out of print--it's readily available from both Amazon and Netflix.

* PlayingAgainstType: Although the role he played was technically still a villain, Creator/TonyJay usually plays the role of intimidating villains (such as [[Disney/TheJungleBook Shere Kahn]], [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Monsieur D'Arque]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}} Megabyte]], and [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Claude Frollo]]). However, he plays the role of the head scientist who [[YouHaveFailedMe ended up getting detention after the weather altering laser ended up shorting out again]]... who acts like a complete wuss as soon as it became apparent that the laser shut down unexpectedly. -->'''Rosenthal''': Oh no! N-Not detention! NOT DETENTION! No! Please! I can fix it! Don't do this to MEEEEE!!!! [is led out the room by Benedict's guards]
26th Mar '15 10:02:35 AM themisterfree
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* {{Ninja}}: Part of Benedict's task force.
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* {{Ninja}}: Part of Benedict's task force.force, for some unfathomable reason. When some of them chase the group at one point, Ms. Finster witnesses this and assumes the school is now a secret jujitsu base.

* ParentalBonus: The movie's built on this trope. It's freaking ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', so of course this trope's going to be heavily involved.
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* ParentalBonus: The movie's built on this trope. It's freaking whomping ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', so of course this trope's going to be heavily involved.

* PlayingAgainstType: Although the role he played was technically still a villain, Creator/TonyJay usually plays the role of intimidating villains (such as [[Disney/TheJungleBook Shere Kahn]], [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Monsieur D'Arque]], and [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Claude Frollo]]). However, he plays the role of the head scientist who [[YouHaveFailedMe ended up getting detention after the weather altering laser ended up shorting out again]]... who acts like a complete wuss as soon as it became apparent that the laser shut down unexpectedly.
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* PlayingAgainstType: Although the role he played was technically still a villain, Creator/TonyJay usually plays the role of intimidating villains (such as [[Disney/TheJungleBook Shere Kahn]], [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Monsieur D'Arque]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}} Megabyte]], and [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Claude Frollo]]). However, he plays the role of the head scientist who [[YouHaveFailedMe ended up getting detention after the weather altering laser ended up shorting out again]]... who acts like a complete wuss as soon as it became apparent that the laser shut down unexpectedly.

* PlotTailoredToTheParty: After T.J. and the rest of the gang hatch a plot to rally the rest of the kids to stop the BigBad, everyone in the gang except T.J. (who helped bring them all together, anyway) gets a chance to show off things related to their strengths or camp. Gretchen uses what she learned at space camp to figure out that the laser beam [[spoiler:is actually a tractor beam]], Gus unites the school in a military style, as a commander, to take down Benedict and his goons, Mikey uses his singing voice to trap some of the mooks into a pit, Spinelli uses her flying press from wrestling camp to attack some more henchmen, and Vince [[spoiler:uses his sports skills to throw a baseball into the heart of the tractor beam, destroying it and foiling Dr. Benedict's plans]].
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* PlotTailoredToTheParty: After T.J. and the rest of the gang hatch a plot to rally the rest of the kids to stop the BigBad, everyone in the gang except T.J. (who helped bring them all together, anyway) gets a chance to show off things related to their strengths or camp. Gretchen uses what she learned at space camp to figure out that the laser beam [[spoiler:is actually a tractor beam]], Gus unites the school in a military style, as a commander, to take down Benedict and his goons, Mikey uses his singing voice to trap some of the mooks into a pit, Spinelli uses her flying press from wrestling camp to attack some more henchmen, and Vince [[spoiler:uses his sports skills to throw a baseball into the heart of the tractor beam, beam's electron pulse generator (the power core), destroying it and foiling Dr. Benedict's plans]].

** Also, Ms. Finster referred to the Bald henchman as "Kojak," referring to the bald police detective of the same name.
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** Also, Ms. Finster referred to the Bald henchman as "Kojak," "Kojak", referring to the bald police detective of the same name.

* TheStoolPigeon: Randall, obviously. However, there is also Finwick, who in the end becomes a Betrayer Barry in the hopes that he'd be acquitted if he pins all the blame on his boss while insisting that he was only following orders, while also offering evidence for the state trial. Ironically, ''Randall'' [[EvenEvilHasStandards ends up being disgusted by this.]]
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* TheStoolPigeon: Randall, obviously. However, there is also Finwick, Fenwick, who in the end becomes a Betrayer Barry in the hopes that he'd be acquitted if he pins all the blame on his boss while insisting that he was only following orders, while also offering evidence for the state trial. Ironically, ''Randall'' [[EvenEvilHasStandards ends up being disgusted by this.]]
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