Disney Television Animation is reportedly working on a revival/reboot of Recess, the classic 90s animated television series, for Disney+.
The series focuses on six elementary school students and their interaction with other classmates and teachers. The series ended on November 5, 2001, with 65 half-hour episodes and six seasons in total.
In an interview with Slasher Film, Joe Ansolabehere, co-creator of Recess, shared that Disney has been in discussions with their team regarding a potential revival of a show. These discussions have been ongoing since 2019, with the development process officially commencing in 2020.
“We’ve come up with several different angles and we’ve tried different things. It’s been four years that we’ve been working on it,” Ansolabehere said. “But that’s an example of how things have changed … things are slower.” No matter how long it takes, however, this is exciting news for any kid who grew up watching cartoons in the early ‘00s.
Disney has a history of reviving old shows, and they continue to do so with popular titles such as “The Proud Family Louder And Prouder,” which returned for two seasons on the Disney+. Additionally, fans of the hit series “Phineas and Ferb” can expect to see two more seasons of the show as recently announced. Disney is also reportedly in the process of working on a reboot of another fan-favorite show, “Kim Possible.”
Recess was a hugely successful franchise for Disney which extended to 65 episodes, a theatrical film based on the series, Recess: School’s Out. It was followed by a direct-to-video second film entitled Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street that same year. In 2003, two more direct-to-video films were released: Recess: All Growed Down and Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade. The characters made their final appearance on a 2006 episode of Lilo & Stitch: The Series.
As always, since nothing has been confirmed by Disney, we will treat this as a rumor for now.
Source: DisneyTVAnimation.com via Slashfilm.com.