On his ninth birthday a boy receives many presents. Two of them first seem to be less important: an old cupboard from his brother and a little Indian figure made of plastic from his best ...
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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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On his ninth birthday a boy receives many presents. Two of them first seem to be less important: an old cupboard from his brother and a little Indian figure made of plastic from his best friend. But these two presents turn out to be much more magic than the rest... Written by
Due to many people claiming the title of this movie to be politically incorrect. There has been talk that the movie should have been named "The Native American in the Cupboard" See more »
On the first morning after Omri discovers Little Bear, his mother walks him to school wearing a denim button down shirt and black leggings, but when they get home that day, she is wearing pants and a floral shirt. See more »
Where may I ask, is my coffee? I always start my day with a cup of coffee.
Okay, if you're good, I'll make you breakfast.
Cook? Like a woman! You are a woman!
Oh please, you guys are so old fashioned.
I'll have you know I'm a civilized man.
[looks at Little Bear]
Where do you come from?
I come from Texas, Mr. Half-a-brain!
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A very moving, lovely tale of a young boy growing up
I must first say I was shocked to see that the average rating given this film was below 6 (when I checked it in Jan of '05). While I gave it a 10, I fully expected at least a mid 7 from the IMDb audience. It is a wonderful film that I love to show to my children. What's not to like? It has a unique plot - that of an Indian coming to life in a young boy's cupboard, and wonderful acting and music. Through the boy's experiences with the Indian (wonderfully played by Litefoot) he comes to a new level of maturity. Hal Scardino's acting is natural and totally believable. If you are tired of the cut-out child actors that Hollywood gives us too often, then you'll love Hal. What a fabulously underplayed performance. The ending always makes me and my wife cry. There are so few really good films for children. I hate to suffer through other films I bought for the kids (like "Inspector Gadget" - a truly awful film) and I wish that there were more films like this one. This is a wonderful film and I heartily recommend it.
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