Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times criticized the way the film's message came across, calling it a "sad and dreary film," adding that its message seemed to be that "books can be almost as much fun as TV cartoons and video arcade games. However, he gets caught in a harsh thunderstorm and takes shelter in a library. The film received an 18% score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Richard is sent to buy a bag of nails for building a treehouse.
Richard finds books in the dragon's stomach and uses a beanstalk from the Jack and the Beanstalk to escape.
These facts positioned the WGA to get involved, testing their tenuous authority over a feature film with animated elements.
Richard awakens, finding Adventure, Fantasy, and Horror next to him as real books. The pirates go to Treasure Island, but find no treasure, nearly causing a mutiny. The Pagemaster is actually presented in an extended cut version. The Pagemaster then swoops Richard and the books into the twister, sending them back to the real world.
Richard returns home a braver boy, sleeping in his new treehouse with his books. Unfortunately, such moments are few and far between. The crew included animators who were veterans of productions such as An American Tail (also produced by David Kirschner and composed by James Horner), The Land Before Time and Aladdin. As Adventure insulted Horror, it caused the hunchbook to get captured by Lilliputians from Gulliver's Travels.  The film was released on VHS and LaserDisc worldwide on April 4, 1995 (by Fox Video; internationally by Turner Home Entertainment or Columbia TriStar Home Video).
He and the books use it to reach the exit.
Fantasy and Horror return and defeat the pirates. After a lengthy investigation and interviews with those intimately familiar with the genesis of the Pagemaster project, including three persons within Kirschner's own office, the WGA credit arbitration process determined that David Casci was, in fact, the primary writer, and that Kirschner did not provide a sufficient creative contribution to the writing process to warrant any screenwriting credit. 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. They can be also seen during the sneak peek on the 1993 VHS release of Once Upon a Forest, the 1994 VHS release of Rookie of the Year and in the promotional trailer of the VHS release of the film on the promotional demo/screener VHS copy in 1995. The Pagemaster is a 1994 American live-action/animated fantasy adventure film starring Macaulay Culkin, Christopher Lloyd, Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Stewart, Leonard Nimoy, and Frank Welker. Mr. Dewey finds him (and even though the library policy only allows a person to check out two books at time), he lets him check out all three books "just this once.". However, the group is separated after Moby-Dick attacks, following the whale's battle with Captain Ahab (George Hearn). It was developed by Probe Software Ltd. and published by Fox Interactive. They meet Dr. Jekyll (Leonard Nimoy) who turns into Mr. Hyde, driving them to the open waters of the Land of Adventure. Casci's original screenplay included a story arc for the protagonist, Richard Tyler (played by Macaulay Culkin), who begins the tale as a boy who hates reading, but by the end of the film, learns to love reading. The film was produced by Turner Pictures and Hanna-Barbera and released by 20th Century Fox on November 23, 1994.
This was one of the first films to feature live-action, traditional animation, and CGI animation all together. He is met by the Pagemaster (Christopher Lloyd), who sends him through the fiction section to find the library's exit.
Dr. Jekyll, Captain Ahab, Long John Silver and the dragon reappear in a magical twister congratulating him. The film was well into production by the time this book was introduced in the 1993 F. A. O. Schwarz Christmas Catalog. However, the group is separated after Moby-Dick attacks, following the whale's battle with Captain Ahab.
Additionally, both Nimoy and Welker voiced the character Galvatron in Transformers (with Nimoy voicing him in the 1986 film, and Welker voicing him in the television series and again in Transformers: Age of Extinction). Typically, proposed credits are submitted to the WGA for approval well in advance of the release of a film or the publishing of posters or novelizations on which writing credits appear. He has to work through obstacles from classic books to return to real-life.
He meets Mr. Dewey (Christopher Lloyd), an eccentric librarian who gives him a library card despite Richard's protests he doesn't want a book since he's only there to escape the storm. (North America theatrical and home video releases), "MOVIE REVIEW : 'Pagemaster' a Live-Action Adventure in World of Books", "Movie Review - The Pagemaster - Film in Review; Macaulay Culkin Finding Himself in a World of Books", Books I Love Best Yearly: Younger Readers Award, https://infogalactic.com/w/index.php?title=The_Pagemaster&oldid=3143825, Articles lacking reliable references from January 2015, Articles with unsourced statements from June 2010, Articles with unsourced statements from June 2015, Films featuring anthropomorphic characters, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, About Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core. Ward as The Queen of Hearts: The tyrannical ruler of Wonderland who appears in the *Alice in Wonderland book in the dragon's stomach. Pessimistic Richard Tyler (Macaulay Culkin) lives life based on statistics and fears everything. He slips on some water dripping from his coat and falls down, knocking himself out. Silver attempts taking Richard with him, but surrenders when Richard threatens him with a sword.
Along the way, Richard befriends three anthropomorphic books: Adventure, a swashbuckling pirate-like book; Fantasy, a sassy but caring fairy tale book; and Horror, a fearful "Hunchbook" with a misshapen spine. " James Berardinelli of ReelViews gave another positive review, calling it a "clever, often engaging, and always fast-paced motion picture" that "uses the visual medium to encourage its viewers to reach out with their imagination.". Richard tries to fight the dragon with a sword and shield, but the dragon wraps its tail around him and shakes his armor and weapons off, throws him into the air and swallows him. Ward played numerous characters in Star Trek computer games, as did Jim Cummings.
The deleted scenes and characters can be still seen during the making of the film, trailers and TV spots, SkyBox International trading cards, books and other related products.
Mr. Dewey finds him, and, even though the library policy only allows a person to check out two books at time, lets him check out all three books "just this once." Together, the quartet encounters classic-fictional characters. Casci's original screenplay included a story arc for the protagonist, Richard Tyler (played by Macaulay Culkin), who begins the tale as a boy who hates reading, but by the end of the film, learns to love reading. The three agree to help Richard if he checks them out using his new library card. The Pirates of the Hispaniola are voiced by Richard Erdman, Fernando Escandon, Dorian Harewood, and Robert Picardo.
The theme songs to the movie are "Dream Away", sung by Babyface and Lisa Stansfield, and "Whatever You Imagine", sung by Wendy Moten.
Dr. Jekyll, Captain Ahab, Long John Silver and the dragon reappear in a magical twister congratulating him.
He is implied to be Mr. Dewey's alternate form. The film was directed by Joe Johnston (live action) and Pixote Hunt and Glenn Chaika (animation), and produced by David Kirschner and Paul Gertz.
The Pagemaster is a 1994 American live-action/animated fantasy adventure film directed by Joe Johnston (for the live-action scenes) and Pixote Hunt & Glenn Chaika (for the animated scenes) & produced by David Kirschner and Paul Gertz, starring Macaulay Culkin, Christopher Lloyd, Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Stewart, Leonard Nimoy and Frank Welker. Contrary to any claims, the screenplay and film are not based on any book. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment released the film on DVD and Blu-ray on August 6, 2013.. Adventure, Fantasy, and Horror appear as silhouettes on a wall, and Fantasy creates a "night light." In the fantasy section, Richard sees the exit sign on the top of a mountain.
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