CBS Library: Season 2, Episode 1

The Incredible Book Escape (1980)

TV Episode  -  Animation | Family
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Young girl is locked at the library after it closes. Soon after, four storybook characters come to life in front of her.




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Episode cast overview:
Mrs. Page (voice)
Penelope Sudrow ...
Myra (voice)
Ghost (voice)
Princess (voice)
King / Dragon / Lord Garp / Prince (voice)
Professor Mickimecki (voice)
Sparky Marcus ...
Melvin Spitznagle (voice)
Mrs. Spitznagle (voice)
Jack Angel ...
Mr. Spitznagle (voice)


P.J. is locked in L.A.'s Washington Public Library for the night. While fretting over what to do, some book characters come to life to tell their stories and help her to find her way back out. Written by Stacey <>

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1.33 : 1
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Great fun educational tool for kids!
19 June 2001 | by (Chattanooga, TN) – See all my reviews

My parents taped this off the television for me as a child and since then the movie's gotten more than its share of use. The stories are imaginative and well-selected, from a fairy-tale to a humorous horror spoof, to a sort of Beverly Cleary type book. The main character, PJ, is stuck in the library overnight and each of the characters invite her into their book while she's waiting. Through each book she finds a tool to get out of the library whether it's to use her imagination, creativity, or master her fear. I'm guessing this is probably out of print by now, though I bet you could find it in some elementary school film rooms hidden away somewhere near "The Electric Grandmother". If you do find it you'll be glad you did.

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