|Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade|
Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade is a Disney direct-to-video animated film released on December 9, 2003. The film is based on the Disney television series Recess. It was released simultaneously with another direct-to-video Recess film, Recess: All Growed Down. It is considered the series finale to the show, as noted by the back cover description.
Only here can you see the final chapter of the Recess series. Everyone's favorite fourth graders have graduated! It's an all-new school year for the kids--and the gang hits the fifth grade running! But they're stopped in their tracks when they discover some unwelcome changes--no pizza, no playground...no lockers! And to make things worse, their teacher turns out to be the cantakerous Miss Finster! It's all too much for T.J., who is determined to find a way to stand up for what the gang believes in and improve the school they love!
The fifth grade brings out the best in everyone...even Miss Finster and Principal Prickly! Full of excitement, surprises, and loads of laughs--you'll discover Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade to learn about friendship, cooporation, and most of all, fun!
- As no new projects have been anounced for the series as of 2011, this is the true series finale to Recess.
- The end of the movie is a reference to the end of the theme song.
- This is the first time Myles Jeffrey does the voice of T.J.
- Becky Detweiler is played by Tara Strong instead of Melissa Joan Hart in this movie.
- Certain stores sold this movie and Recess: All Growed Down as a two-pack set. There was no fancy packaging; the two DVDs were both shrinkwrapped together instead.
- King Bob, Gelman, Kurst the Worst, Cheay, Koreo, Jocko, Menlo, Skeens, Hustler Kid, Guru Kid, and Miss Grotke make their final appearances in this movie. Butch, Sue Bob Murphy, and Mundy make their final appearences as well, albeit not speaking.
- This is the only direct-to-DVD movie based on a television show on Disney's One Saturday Morning.
- When the movie was released on DVD, the series premiere episodes "The Break In" and "The New Kid" were added as bonus episodes. They were not available on the video release.
- Aria Noel Curzon was incorrectly credited as Ria Noel Curzon.
- Despite the fact that she only appears in the movie twice and has four lines of dialogue, Ms. Grotke (Allyce Beasley) is still listed among the main character credits.
- This is the first time Hector is voiced by Kath Soucie since "Wild Child". After that, he was voiced by E.G. Daily.