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Recess: All Growed Down 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: Taking the Fifth Grade. This was the final project made for the show, except for an appearance in Lilo & Stitch: The Series.


In this movie, the Recess gang remembers how they all met back in Kindergarten. It begins with T.J. and four of his gang looking forward to starting a game of croquet with Mikey's new set, but they need to find an empty space to do so.

They find a nice quiet piece of ground, and are about to set up when they are abruptly captured by Kindergartners. They are surprised that the Kindergartners seem to no longer like the gang. The reason is that the Kindergartners have a new leader called Chief Stinky who despises Big Kids and because of being bigger, Chief Stinky orders the other Kindergartners around and forces them to hold the gang as prisoners.

Desperate to be released, the gang starts telling stories of past episodes to make the Kindergartners remember how well they used to get along. T.J. tells the first story about when he encountered the Kindergartners which is from the episode "The Legend of Big Kid". After that Gretchen tells them the story about the "pee wee pals" from the episode "Wild Child". After that Mikey asks Tubby to remember how the two became friends in the episode "Kindergarten Derby". But despite all three stories being told, the Kindergartners are still too afraid of Chief Stinky to admit that they remember.

After a while, Gus comes outside from the nurse's office and starts looking for the gang, only to get captured as well. To convince Hector (the Kindergartner in pajamas) about how he was his "safety man", he tells a story about when he first went to Kindergarten. At first the other gang members remind him that he didn't come to the school until the gang was in 4th grade (a reference to their memories in the episode "The New Kid"), and besides, none of them even want to think about when they were savage Kindergartners. But Gus points out that long before, he briefly had been a Kindergarten student.

In his story, his parents bring him to Third Street Elementary School. Gus is a wild child and thinks that the other students he meets will be just like him, but to his surprise everyone is acting well behaved in class, and Ms. Finster reads them a story. When Recess begins all the children are quiet and nobody acts like they do in the future. Gus notices Gretchen just reads and never gives anyone ideas, Vince just runs around quietly, the digger twins just play in a sandbox, the swinging girls do not swing roughly or hang upside down and Spinelli is a timid little girl with a doll. Gus then meets one little boy with a red cap whose name is Theodore Jasper Detweiler. Gus befriends him and gives him his nickname: T.J.

Shortly afterward, Gus realizes that everyone is being neat and behaved because they are afraid of Mikey who acts as a monstrous bully, and Randall is the one who tames him. Gus is enraged and he later reveals the reason that Mikey acted like a monster is because Randall told him lies and said he was his only friend. Mikey is actually friendly and explains that Randall was behind everything because he wanted to take control of the whole grade and have everything belong to him.

Then Gus convinces all the Kindergartners that they should be like him and be wild like a normal Kindergartner, then all the kids begin to act like their future selves, Vince becomes more active, Gretchen starts passing her theories to other kids, Spinelli realizes that she is a very tough girl and T.J. becomes brave and adventurous. Randall is horrified and quickly tells Ms. Finster that everyone is all messy. Miss Finster is furious and demands to know who did this. When she finds out that Gus was behind it all, she takes him to Principal Prickley's office. However, T.J. and the gang form a plan and rescue Gus, leaving Spinelli's doll in the chair he was sitting in. Gus is forced to leave the school the next day.

After he finishes his story, Gus tells Hector that he and all the other Kindergartners should stand up to Stinky. So the little children trip Stinky, making him cry and as the others rejoice, Captain Sticky makes Hector the new leader. The Gang are then released. T.J. and the gang tell Gus that he was very clever to make up such a story, Gus agrees that he just imagined it all and then the gang starts to spend the rest of the recess having fun together.

However, Ms. Finster has been watching and tells Randall to keep an eye on Gus, and then vows that someday she will get revenge, hinting that Gus' story was true after all.


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Recess | Recess: School's Out/Soundtrack | Recess: All Growed Down | Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade | Recess: Miracle on Third Street | Videography
T.J. Detweiler | Vince LaSalle | Ashley Spinelli | Mikey Blumberg | Gretchen Grundler | Gus Griswald | Captain Bradley | Cornchip Girl | The Kindergartners | The Diggers | Hustler Kid | Guru Kid | Earwin Lawson | Miss Grotke | Muriel Finster | Becky Detweiler | Dr. Phillium Benedict | Menlo | Brock | Peter Prickly | Kojak | Butch | Ashley Armbruster | Ashley Boulet | Ashley Quinlan | Ashley Tomossian | Fenwick | Brandon the Singer | Gelman | King Bob | Chucko | Jocko | Randall Weams | King Freddie II | Cheay | Spencer | The Megans | The Brittanys | The Tylers | Bob and Flo Spinelli | Secret Service Look-Alike Foot Soldiers
Season One: "The Break In" | "The New Kid" | "The Experiment" | "The Great Jungle Gym Standoff" | "Jinxed" | "Officer Mikey" | "First Name Ashley" | "To Finster with Love" | "King Gus" | "Big Brother Chad" | "My Fair Gretchen" | "Speedy, We Hardly Knew Ye" | "I Will Kick No More Forever" | "The Kid Came Back" | "The Pest" | "The Legend of Big Kid" | "The Box" | "The Trial" | "Teacher's Lounge" | "Randall's Reform" | "Rainy Days" | "The Great Can Drive" | "The Voice" | "Kids in the Mist" | "Parents' Night" | "Swing on Thru to the Other Side"

Season Two: "The Break-up" | "The Hypnotist" | "Mama's Girl" | "Outcast Ashley" | "The Game" | "The Lost Ball" | "Gus' Last Stand" | "Operation Field Trip" | "The Challenge" | "Wild Child" | "The Substitute" | "Gretchen and the Secret of Yo" | "The Girl Was Trouble" | "Copycat Kid" | "Operation Stuart" | "Pharaoh Bob" | "The Story of Whomps" | "Weekend at Muriel's" | "Economics of Recess" | "Omega Kids" | "Yes, Mikey, Santa Does Shave" | "Bad Hair Day" | "Dance Lessons" | "Principal for a Day" | "The Beauty Contest"
Season Three: "One Stayed Clean" | "A Genius Among Us" | "The First Picture Show" | "The Big Prank" | "Hustler's Apprentice" | "The Spy Who Came in from the Playground" | "Dodgeball City" | "A Career to Remember" | "Gus' Fortune" | "Rumor Mill" | "Recess is Canceled" | "Tattletale Heart" | "Kindergarten Derby" | "The Bet" | "The Madness of King Bob" | "Call Me Guy" | "Space Cadet" | "Stand Up Randall" | "Prickly is Leaving" | "Randall's Friends" | "Gus and Misdemeanors" | "A Science Fair to Remember" | "That Stinking Feeling" | "My Funny Valentines" | "Mikey's Pants" | "Here Comes Mr. Perfect" | "Good Luck Charm" | "Diggers Split Up" | "Schoolworld" | "Bachelor Gus" | "The Dude" | "Partners in Crime" | "The Candidates" | "This Brain for Hire" | "The Barnaby Boys" | "Buried Treasure" | "The Library Kid" | "The Ratings Game" | "Spinelli's Masterpiece" | "Nobody Doesn't Like T.J." | "A Great State Fair" | "The A.V. Kid" | "Yope from Norway" | "Bonky Fever" | "Don't Ask Me" | "The Secret Life of Grotke" | "The Fuss Over Finster" | "Soccer Kid" | "Fort Tender" | "Germ Warfare" | "More Like Gretchen" | "Prince Randall" | "Me No Know" | "Good Ole T.J." | "Chez Vince" | "Tucked in Mikey" | "Old Folks Home" | "Some Friend"
Season Four: "The Coolest Heatwave Ever" | "No Strings Attached" | "Beyond a Reasonable Scout" | "The C Note" | "The Army Navy Game" | "Big Ol' Mikey" | "The Principals of Golf" | "All the Principal's Men" | "Lawson and his Crew"
Season Five: "Terrifying Tales of Recess" | "Kurst the Not So Bad" | "League of Randalls" | "Mundy, Mundy" | "Lost Leader"

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