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Daria in 'Is It Fall Yet?' (2000)

This animated made-for-TV movie, based on MTV's hit "Daria," explores the summer vacation of Daria and her classmates at Lawndale High.

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Karen Disher, Guy Moore
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachel Anton Rachel Anton ... (voice)
Brett Barsky Brett Barsky ... Sam (voice)
Corey Block Corey Block ... (voice)
Cindy E. Brolsma Cindy E. Brolsma ... (voice)
Joseph Buoye Joseph Buoye ... (voice)
Sarah Drew ... Stacy Rowe (voice)
Bart Fasbender Bart Fasbender ... Andrew Landon (voice)
Amanda Fox Amanda Fox ... Katherine 'Kay' Sloane (voice)
Maggie Fredric Maggie Fredric ... (voice) (as Maggie Frederic)
Amy Goldman Amy Goldman ... (voice)
Alvaro J. Gonzalez Alvaro J. Gonzalez ... Trent Lane (voice)
Tracy Grandstaff Tracy Grandstaff ... Daria Morgendorffer (voice)
Russell Hankin Russell Hankin ... Tom Sloane (voice)
Wendy Hoopes ... Jane Lane / Helen Barksdale Morgendorffer / Quinn Morgendorffer (voice)
Steven Huppert Steven Huppert ... Joey (voice)
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Storyline

From the hit series "Daria" comes her first movie, "Is It Fall Yet?", immediately following season 4 of the show. The movie follows Daria and the students of Lawndale High over their summer vacation. Kevin and Brittany become lifeguards, while Quinn and the Fashion Club all get a tutor, David, who Quinn (surprising even herself) has her eyes on. Mack drives an ice cream truck while Jodie is swamped with volunteer work. Daria and Jane have had a fight over Tom, Daria's boyfriend and Jane's ex, causing them to go separate ways for the summer. Jane goes off to an artists' colony where she meets a fellow artist Alison and big-headed instructor Daniel, self-proclaimed genius. Meanwhile Helen volunteers Daria's service at Mr. O'Neill's summer day camp, the It's OK To Cry Corral, with only hoping-to-be-enlightened Mr. DeMartino for company. There, Daria tries to reach out to troubled Link, a 12-year-old version of herself, all while battling self-doubt and slight resentment towards Tom and ... Written by Adam Spradlin <WdstkSCAH8@aol.com>

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Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | South Korea

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Daria in Is It Fall Yet? See more »

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MTV Animation,MTV Networks See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the final scene of the movie Quinn answers a question about the meaning of Manifest Destiny. This is the same question answered by her sister Daria in the first episode of the TV series Daria (1997). See more »

Goofs

The cylindrical object on the table when Jane and Alison are in the restaurant appears in the long shot, disappears in the close shots, then reappears the next time we see the table. See more »

Quotes

Helen: Oh, Jakey, do you realize what a momentous summer our girls have had? Quinn learned she's smarter than she thought, and Daria has her first boyfriend.
Jake: It's summer already?
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Crazy Credits

As the credits roll, a photo montage is shown of the "cast" screwing up and goofing around on various takes, including a boom mike hitting Jane, Daria sneaking up and grabbing Daniel's rear, Daria and Tom holding up Daria's front door, Daria pushing Trent's van, and all the artists from the colony sitting around naked. See more »

Alternate Versions

The movie's commercial-free premiere on MTV included a few minutes of footage that was not shown during subsequent airings (though included in the video/DVD release), including more of Daria and David's initial meeting, an extended opening scene (further illustrating tension between Daria and Jane), and extended camp sequences. See more »

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References Matlock (1986) See more »

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Written by Eddie F. & Darren Lighty
Performed by Ruff Endz
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Charming and funny
7 September 2000 | by bellebookSee all my reviews

I watched the Daria TV-movie "Is It Fall Yet?" primarily because I have a friend from the Internet (won't name names) who loves the show, and urged me to see it -- and to see the episode before it called, "Dye! Dye! My Darling!" (I think that's the title).

So, I taped it and last Tuesday, I watched it. And was it ever fun! The movie features the adventures of Daria, Jane, and the rest of the crew from Lawndale High off on summer vacation. However, it's more about how Jane and Daria try to deal with their relationship, which has been tested thanks to the fact that Jane's romance with Tom Sloane didn't work out and he is now dating Daria (something which begins in the earlier episode). Daria feels torn between Jane and Tom and her cynical attitude and her guilt nearly wreck any possible romance between her and Tom! Fortunately, things work out: Jane gets over her understandable feelings of hurt, Daria doesn't lose her friend, and she and Tom try again in their developing relationship.

As I said, I really enjoyed it. The movie was very smart and funny, and it was rather deep too, as it dealt with a friendship being strained, and a romance strained by the attitude of Daria and by her own guilt. I was glad that the whole thing was resolved -- Daria and Jane emerge from this crisis with a stronger friendship than before, enabling Daria to try again with Tom. A neat subplot deals with Quinn, Daria's sister, and how she learns she has more depth and more intelligence than she may have once realized. Her seeming lack of depth is a mask -- one of the many masks or defensive shields used by characters in this movie, such as Jane and Daria.

In short, I almost wish I had seen the series earlier. I hope to see how things turn out in the fifth season.

Belle Book


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