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The Pagemaster Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

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

  • Release date:November 23, 1994

Cast

Macaulay Culkin
as Richard Tyler
Christopher Lloyd
as Mr. Dewey
Ed Begley, Jr.
as Alan Tyler
Mel Harris
as Claire Tyler
Patrick Stewart
as Pirate Book "Adventure"
Whoopi Goldberg
as Fairy Grandmother "Fantasy"
Frank Welker
as Dragon
Leonard Nimoy
as "Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde"
Jim Cummings
as Long John Silver
Christopher Lloyd
as The Pagemaster
Robert Picardo
as Pirate
Charles Fleischer
George Hearn
as Captain Ahab
Alexis Kirschner
as Neighborhood kid
Ed Gilbert
as George Merry
Brandon McKay
as Neighborhood kid
B.J. Ward
as Queen of Hearts
Jessica Kirschner
as Neighborhood kid
Dorian Harewood
as Jamaican Pirates
Phil Hartman
as Tom Morgan

Crew

Joe Johnston
Director
Paul Gertz
Producer
Michael R. Joyce
Producer
David Kirschner
Producer
David Kirschner
Screenwriter
Ernie Contreras
Screenwriter
Alexander Gruszynski
Cinematographer
James Horner
Composer (Music Score)
Jeffrey Patch
Editor
Kaja Fehr
Editor
Marie Cantin
Production Designer
Gay Lawrence
Production Designer
Maurice Hunt
Art Director
David Steinberg
Co-producer
Claire Glidden
Associate Producer
Robin Lewis
Costume Designer
Steve Maslow
Sound/Sound Designer
Steve Nelson
Sound/Sound Designer
Betsy Magruder
First Assistant Director
Robert Lence
Animator
Bruce W. Smith
Animator
Amy Kimmelman
Casting
Maurice Hunt
Animation Director
Ted Chu
First Assistant Camera
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