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A tale of adventure and fantasy. A young boy seeks refuge from a storm, he enters an empty library only to be swept away into the magical animated world of the 'Pagemaster'. A timid Richard Tyler must conquer his greatest fears before he can find his way home. It's the 'Wizard of Oz' of the 90's.
A blend of live-action and animation, this film centers on a fearful young boy (Macaulay Culkin) afraid to experience life because he's calculated the odds of an accident for every known activity. Chased by bullies, he winds up at the local library, where a bump on the head sends him into an animated universe, where his best friends are walking, talking books voiced by, among others, Patrick Stewart and Whoopi Goldberg. The Pagemaster (Christopher Lloyd) points the way to the exit, but the boy must first traverse the adventures of literary history, encountering everyone from Dr. Jekyll to Captain Ahab to Long John Silver. The animation is middling, but a worthy message makes this better children's entertainment than you'd expect. How can you fault a movie that encourages kids to pick up a book? --Marshall Fine
This movie is simply amazing in encouraging children to read. I mean, to think that you can magically go into the world of fairytales, or adventure, or even horror. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Emily
A great movie, for the young and the young at heart. A great message about reading and libraries and how they can take you places you'd never thought you'd go.Published 1 month ago by A. Tralongo
A very entertaining movie, not just for children but for all viewing audiences. I introduced the movie to my 8 yr. old granddaughter, then I watched it 2 more times. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Hekima