Cover image for The Pagemaster [DVD] / Twentieth Century Fox in association with Turner Pictures, Inc. ; producers, David Krischner, Paul Gertz ; screenplay, David Casci, David Kirschner, Ernie Contreras.
Title:
The Pagemaster [DVD] / Twentieth Century Fox in association with Turner Pictures, Inc. ; producers, David Krischner, Paul Gertz ; screenplay, David Casci, David Kirschner, Ernie Contreras.
Publication Information:
Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2002.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (76 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Originally produced as motion picture in 1993.

Bonus features: featurette; Dream Away music video; theatrical trailers.
Abstract:
A tale of adventure and fantasy, which sends a young boy into the pages of the world's greatest stories. Seeking refuge from a storm, timid Richard Tyler enters an empty library only to be swept away into the magical animated world of The Pagemaster, where legendary characters from literary classics come alive. Guided by a trio of talking books--Adventure, Fantasy and Horror--Richard must conquer his greatest fears before he can find his way home.
Audience/Reading Level:
Rated G; bonus features not rated.
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A young boy overcomes his obsessive fears by discovering a love for books in this animated fantasy adventure. In a live action wraparound, Macaulay Culkin stars as Richard Tyler, an easily bullied, nervous wreck of a kid who's an expert on safety statistics. His mother and father (Mel Harris and Ed Begley, Jr.) don't know how to inspire their son to embrace life boldly. Barely able to leave the house, Richard ventures out one day, but he gets lost in a storm and ends up at a mysterious library. Inside, he slips, knocks himself unconscious and finds himself in a cartoon realm where books come to life. Guided by Adventure (Patrick Stewart), Fantasy (Whoopi Goldberg) and Horror (Frank Welker), Tyler experiences the adventures of classic novels such as Moby Dick and Treasure Island, and he even meets some famed fictional characters, such as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Leonard Nimoy). Through his experiences in the pages of the legendary books, Richard confronts his phobias and learns to face life more courageously. The Pagemaster was directed by Joe Johnston, a former special effects supervisor and production designer who later directed Jumanji (1995) and October Sky (1999). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi