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The Pagemaster (1994)

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A cowardly boy who buries himself in accident statistics enters a library to escape a storm only to be transformed into an animated illustration by the Pagemaster. He has to work through obstacles from classic books to return to real life.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Canan J. Howell ...
Neighborhood Kid
Alexis Kirschner ...
Neighborhood Kid
Jessica Kirschner ...
Neighborhood Kid
Guy Mansker ...
Neighborhood Kid
Brandon S. McKay ...
Neighborhood Kid (as Brandon McKay)
Stephen Sheehan ...
Neighborhood Kid
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Alan Tyler
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Claire Tyler
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Mr. Dewey / The Pagemaster
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Adventure (voice)
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Fantasy (voice)
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Horror (voice)
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Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde (voice)
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Captain Ahab (voice)
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Storyline

This is the story of a young boy named Richard Tyler, who spouts statistics about the possibility of accidents. So much so, he is scared to do anything that might endanger him, like riding his bike, or climbing into his treehouse. While riding his bike home, Richard finds shelter from a storm inside a nearby library. Richard slips and is knocked unconscious while exploring a rotunda in the library. Upon awakening, he is led on a journey through conflicts and events that resemble fictional stories, keeping him from finding the exit from the library. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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library | boy | treehouse | book | journey | See All (29) »

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All the adventure your imagination can hold.


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Release Date:

23 November 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El guardián de las palabras  »

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Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$12,039,526 (USA)
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Trivia

Christopher Lloyd's character, Mr. Dewey, is named after the Dewey System, a system of organizing books in a library. See more »

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Richard never regains his jacket in the library. See more »

Quotes

Adventure: I wrote the book on sailing. In fact, I *am* the book on sailing.
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The original VHS release of the film contained a sneak preview of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie prior to the film. See more »

Connections

References Gulliver's Travels (1977) See more »

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Dream Away
Written by Diane Warren
Produced by David Foster
Performed by Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds (as Babyface) and Lisa Stansfield
Babyface courtesy of Epic Records
Lisa Stansfield courtesy of Arista Records, Inc. and BMG Eurodisc Ltd.
David Foster courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation
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I absolutely love this movie as well, I remember having it on video when i was young and i wore it out so i had to buy another one but couldn't find it anywhere,I'm trying to get it on DVD at the moment as well.Something that i don't understand is that no one I know seems to have ever heard of it!Which is just ridiculous! I've always been a real book worm and when I was younger this film summed up everything I loved about books, and I guess it still does! It's amazing how such a brilliant film can go unnoticed, I honestly learnt some important lessons from it, as I am sure many other children did, and it's one of the most memorable movies from my childhood! If you get the chance to watch this film, please please do!Ignore everything written by the 'proper' critics and watch it for yourself before deciding what you think!


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