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The Pagemaster (1994)

G  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  23 November 1994 (USA)
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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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All the adventure your imagination can hold.


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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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Whoopi Goldberg and Patrick Stewart recorded their dialogue together. See more »

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During the lighting storm when Richard Tyler (Macaulay Culkin) is riding his bicycle. Immediately, after he exits through the tunnel, you can clearly see the lights used in the lightning gag reflected in his bike windshield. See more »

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[shrugs]
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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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this movie only has a 4.8? this movie was like, 70% my childhood!
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I loved this movie as a kid, and hell, I STILL do. Some of the cgi doesn't holdup as well, but then again, this is 2010 and that was 1994, so I'll cut that some slack. Yeah, maybe from an adult's POV this movie isn't so incredible, but then again, this is a movie made for kids, and I liked it as a child. It was a lot of fun, and It's still, easily, my favorite animated (slash live-action) film of all-time. I knock it down from a 10 because of the running time (about 75 minutes) but other than that, I see nothing bad about this film. A fantastic ride from start to finish, this epic tale of a young boy who is way to afraid of everything who's path leads him to courage is one I'll never forget. A Truly underrated movie.

9/10


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