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Lax is a 2005 tokusatsu kaiju film produced by Toho Company Ltd., and the Tenth installment in the ZOOM Anime series as well as the Showa series. The film was released to Japanese theaters on July 24, 2005

Plot Edit

The ZOOMers find Recess, Francesco's Experiment and Francesco teaches him How to zap.

The ZOOMers chase Recess as he Runs away. The ZOOMers reach a Hotel Pool, where they find Veruca Salt and the other Golden Ticket Winners. The ZOOMers Follow, but Mike Teavee is zapped. Charlie follows, as Augustus tells what happened. They sent Violet to Boston. Recess is found by Charlie, Augustus, Violet, Veruca, and the ZOOMers at a Observatery. Veruca and Augustus are asked to find Lax, but they politley decline. Both Augustus Gloop and Veruca Salt are zapped. Violet finds a New Planet. It's a Sattelite to Taylor.

Violet is zapped and Charlie is chased. But Recess needs to be zapped by Emily. Nick, Noreen, and Kyle unzap the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Characters.

the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory characters go back to Normal. And Recess is zapped. Veruca wonders where Willy Wonka is. It turns out he has never left the Spa.

Staff Edit

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Yoshimitsu Banno
  • Written by   Yoshimitsu Banno, Kaoru Mabuchi
  • Produced by   Tomoyuki Tanaka
  • Music by   Riichiro Manabe, Mari Keiko
  • Cinematography by   Yoichi Manoda
  • Edited by   Yoshitami Kuroiwa
  • Production Design by   Taiko Inoue
  • Special Effects by   Teruyoshi Nakano
  • Assistant Director of Special Effects   Koichi Kawakita

Cast Edit

Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Zoe Buchansky   as  Recess
  • Pamela Segal as Veruca Salt
  • Ricky D'Shon Colins as Charlie
  • Ashley Johnson as Violet
  • Axel Alba as Augustus
  • Zach Shada as Mike
  • Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka

Appearances Edit

Characters Edit

  • Zoe Buchansky as Recess
  • Noreen Raja as Herself
  • Emily P. Marshall as Herself
  • Taylor Garron as Herself
  • Nick Henry as Himself
  • Francesco Tena as Himself
  • Kyle Larrow as Himself
  • Elena "Shing-Ying" Sheih as Herself

Vehicles Edit

  • Big Blue Car (the ZOOMers' Car)

U.S Release Edit

Lax was released theatrically in the United States in 2006 by American International Pictures, under the title Recess. The film was dubbed into English, and no footage was cut. The opening song, The Music Lesson, is recorded over with new English lyrics and retitled Fannee Doolee.

Soundtrack Edit

Main Article: Lax (Soundtrack) Edit

Alternate Titles Edit

  • Recess (United States)
  • The Big Race (La Grande Race; Spain)
  • In VS Out (En Contra a Cabo; Mexico)
  • Here We Go! (Aqui Vamos; Mexico)
  • Taylor eats the Microphone (Taylor isst das Mikrofon; German)

Theatrical Releases Edit

  • Japan- July 24, 2005
  • US- 2006
  • Spain- 2005
  • Mexico- 2005
  • Mexico- 2005
  • Germany- 2006

Video Releases Edit Edit

Simitar (2007)[1]

  • Released: May 6, 2007
  • Region: Region 1
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 1.0), English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Format: Color, Full Screen, Letterboxed, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Other Details: 2.35:1 aspect ratio, 70 minutes run time, 1 disc, American version

Classic Media (2008)[2]

  • Released: September 17, 2008
  • Region: Region `
  • Language: English
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC
  • Other Details: 1.33:1 aspect ratio, 70 minutes run time, 1 disc, American version

Toho (2009)

  • Released: 2009
  • Region: Region 2
  • Language: Japanese

Madman (2010)

  • Released: 2010
  • Region: Region 4

Classic Media (2011)[3]

  • Released: July 1, 2014
  • Region: Region 1
  • Language: Japanese, English
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Widescreen, NTSC, Color, Subtitled
  • Other Details: 2.35:1 aspect ratio, 69 minutes run time, 1 disc, Japanese and American version

Box Office Edit

When Lax was released on July 24, 2005 in Japan, it received a Attendance of $340

Reception Edit

Lax has received mixed reviews, with some liking it for its special effects and plot, while others dislike it for its bizarre content and inconsistent tone, which ranges from serious and disturbing, to surreal and weird, and to silly and goofy.

Gallery Edit

References Edit

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