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Rating: 6 stars


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Seen on: 08/05/2020

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The Pagemaster (1994)

Directed by Joe Johnston, Pixote Hunt

Fantasy | Family | Adventure

Most recently watched by sleestakk, lordofthemovies


Tyler knows a lot about accidents. So much so, he is scared to do anything that might endanger him, like riding his bike, or climbing into his treehouse. While in an old library, he is mystically transported into the unknown world of books, and he has to try and get home again.

Rated G | Length 80 minutes


Christopher Lloyd | Leonard Nimoy | Patrick Stewart | Whoopi Goldberg | Dorian Harewood | Richard Erdman | Macaulay Culkin | Jim Cummings | Phil Hartman | Frank Welker | Robert Picardo | Mel Harris | Ed Gilbert | George Hearn | Ed Begley Jr. | B. J. Ward | Fernando Escandon | Canan J. Howell | Alexis Kirschner | Jessica Kirschner | Guy Mansker | Brandon S. McKay

Viewing Notes

Vaguely remember this title but have never seen it. This is an odd film where it’s animated flick bookended by live action directed by Joe Johnston. But it’s a very little bit of the entire movie. The majority of the movie is the animated story that involves Macaulay Culkin getting sucked into the world of books after he takes shelter in a super creepy library during a thunderstorm. Christopher Lloyd is the (only) librarian on duty.

There are three main adventures the boy goes on while in the animated book world: fantasy, adventure and horror, which I was happy to see. Should be noted that the kid is also deathly afraid of everything in his life believing he will succumb to an accident. So he’s afraid of taking any type of risk. So this entire animated adventure is really to get him over his fears by doing crazy tasks and whatnot. It’s pretty cool.

What shocked me is that Patrick Stewart is one of the voice actors but instead of using his highly recognizable natural thespian voice, he does a very accented voice, that of a pirate. This is completely nuts! Like why would you hire a actor w/that voice then have him perform in a voice where no one can recognize the actor doing the voice??? I seriously did not know it was Stewart until the credits rolled. That’s just bananas.


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