There have been a lot of Disney remakes and re-imaginings over the last few years – Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Dumbo, Aladdin, The Lion King… and we’re not complaining. The movies were a magical part of our childhoods – even in VHS quality.
But there’s another one coming, and it’s one to get excited about.
Disney’s Recess is set to be released as a live action film by a group of Canadian filmmakers. They’re currently crowd-funding and have set out the details of the remake on their Indigogo page. It will follow the lives of your favourite 90s gang as they move from elementary school to high school, with all your playground besties – TJ, Spinelli, Mikey, Gretchen, Gus and Vince all grown up, as well as the Ashleys and Randall.
The description reads: ‘When Mikey gets his fragile heart broken by Ashley A, the gang (with TJ at the helm) try and cheer him up with treats at Kelso’s corner store. On their quest to make Mikey smile again, they discover that something more sinister than a break-up is brewing at Third Street High…
‘There’s trouble lurking in the shadows and it ain’t Finster, folks.’
It will ‘tackle current issues like love, peer pressure, social media, identity,’ according to those behind the campaign, and has already been shot. If they’re successful in their crowdfunding, they’ll release the film on the internet for free.
The cast includes Benjamin Wadsworth as TJ Detweiller, Louriza Tronco as Ashley Spinelli, Sean Depner as Mike Blumberg, Lillian Doucet-Roche as Gretchen Grundler, Clive Holloway as Gus Griswald and Fritzy Klevans Destine as Vince LaSalle.