Recreio (partially found contents of children's site; 2000-2015)
Recreio Magazine was a monthly (previously weekly) Brazilian journal of Editora Caras, previously published by Editora Abril, founded by Victor Civita (1907-1990). Recreio aimed to entertain and educate children and pre-teens, bringing curiosities, comics, tests, jokes, etc.
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Recreio had its first edition published in May 1969 and was continuously published until 1981. In 2000, it returned to the pews with a new philosophy as well as new authors and experiences. The magazine closed its doors in 2014 when the publisher bought the magazine, and in March 2018 it was discontinued, stopping at the 925th edition, at that time having gone from a weekly journal to a monthly one on a new guideline.
Recreio Online was the name of the official site of the Recreio magazine. The site featured several sections of the magazine such as collections of toys sold, games, videos, cartoons, jokes, stories, and activities. For some time the magazine even animated the episodes of its collections in partnership with Kazullo Studio for its official website. In recent years, the site showed only the photo of the current issue, and all other pages, such as jokes and games, had been withdrawn.
Due to these changes, a lot of content related to the site has been lost. Among the lost animations are the animated adaptation of Circomix with only a fragment found on YouTube.
In addition, though the adaptations of "MegaFeras" and "Insectron" have been found, the final episodes are missing and it is unknown if they were ever produced. An undetermined number of animated Animatiras produced by the cartoonist Jean Galvão and games are missing. Some can be checked by site versions saved in the web archive but cannot be played. In addition to online content, there is also lost printed content. Many old editions can only be found in sebos or on sites like eBay, but not all. One of the lost print jobs is RECREIO ESPECIAL MISSAO TOTEM, A collection of comics from the 2006 Mission Totem Collection. whose proof of existence is a page in the bookstore culture: https: //www.livrariacultura.com.br/p/recreio-especial-missao-totem-n01-2410107 among the few information that there is the year 2008 and the barcode: 7893614048468