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23rd Apr '16 4:15:28 PM Kartoonkid95
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* The 2016 version of ''[[Film/TheJungleBook2016 The Jungle Book]] doesn't have a storybook opening, but it does have a storybook closing, with the book being [[BookEnds the very same one that opened the original animated classic]].

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* The 2016 version of ''[[Film/TheJungleBook2016 The Jungle Book]] Book]]'' doesn't have a storybook opening, but it does have a storybook closing, with the book being [[BookEnds the very same one that opened the original animated classic]].
23rd Apr '16 4:15:13 PM Kartoonkid95
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* The 2016 version of ''[[Film/TheJungleBook2016 The Jungle Book]] doesn't have a storybook opening, but it does have a storybook closing, with the book being [[BookEnds the very same one that opened the original animated classic]].
18th Mar '16 11:16:29 PM BeeKirbysNewComputer
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** ''VideoGame/PaperMario'': Each game begins with a book opening and the narrator informing the player what "Today's story" is going to be. The game world is made of paper, because its in a book. ''[[VideoGame/PaperMarioStickerStar Sticker Star]]'' also closes the book at the end.

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** ''VideoGame/PaperMario'': Each game begins with a book opening and the narrator informing the player what "Today's story" is going to be. The game world This is made one of paper, because its in a book. the few aspects of the series that ''[[VideoGame/PaperMarioStickerStar Sticker Star]]'' also closes the book at the end.kept.



* ''VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn'': Every cutscene is narrated like a storybook.

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* ''VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn'': Every cutscene is presented as a storybook, with anything not from the yarn world presented as a paper cutout. It's also narrated like by a storybook.calm and soothing audiobook-style voice.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'': The opening credits, only instead of a storybook, it's a ''cookbook''

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'': The opening credits, only instead of a storybook, it's a ''cookbook''''cookbook''.
10th Feb '16 3:54:05 PM Prfnoff
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* ''Bram Stoker's Dracula'' for the SNES and Genesis has the player opening a book titled "Vampyres" and turning to a new page between levels. Unfortunately, there are no cutscenes.
* ''Mace: The Dark Age'', Midway's second attempt at a 3D fighter for Arcades and the Nintendo 64.

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* ''Bram Stoker's Dracula'' ''Film/BramStokersDracula'' for the SNES and Genesis has the player opening a book titled "Vampyres" and turning to a new page between levels. Unfortunately, However, there are no cutscenes.
* ''Mace: The Dark Age'', Midway's second attempt at a 3D fighter for Arcades and the Nintendo 64.''VIdeoGame/MaceTheDarkAge''
7th Feb '16 11:33:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Shrek}}''

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* ''{{Shrek}}''''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}''



* ''{{Hoodwinked}}'' uses it not only to begin the film, but also for [[TheRashomon each of the versions of the story as told by the various characters]].
* ''TheAdventuresOfMarkTwain'' begins with a [[PlayingWithATrope variant]] where the contents of an opened storybook spill out and form the world.

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* ''{{Hoodwinked}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}'' uses it not only to begin the film, but also for [[TheRashomon each of the versions of the story as told by the various characters]].
* ''TheAdventuresOfMarkTwain'' ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfMarkTwain'' begins with a [[PlayingWithATrope variant]] where the contents of an opened storybook spill out and form the world.



* At the very beginning of ''RockADoodle'', just right after we see Chanticleer quitting his job at the farm of waking the Sun up with his crowing and moving to the city after the other farm animals make fun of him after seeing the Sun rise without him one day, the camera pulls back to show that the entire prologue (which is animated) is just a storybook a mother is telling to her young son Edmund (both played by live actors) when the evil owl is introduced for the very first time.
* Another Creator/DonBluth film, ''ThePebbleAndThePenguin'', actually did this with a songbook.

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* At the very beginning of ''RockADoodle'', ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle'', just right after we see Chanticleer quitting his job at the farm of waking the Sun up with his crowing and moving to the city after the other farm animals make fun of him after seeing the Sun rise without him one day, the camera pulls back to show that the entire prologue (which is animated) is just a storybook a mother is telling to her young son Edmund (both played by live actors) when the evil owl is introduced for the very first time.
* Another Creator/DonBluth film, ''ThePebbleAndThePenguin'', ''WesternAnimation/ThePebbleAndThePenguin'', actually did this with a songbook.
17th Oct '15 4:18:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* Used in ''{{Enchanted}}'', for both the opening and the closing. Fittingly, the song that ends the movie opens with a line about "storybook endings".

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* Used in ''{{Enchanted}}'', ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'', for both the opening and the closing. Fittingly, the song that ends the movie opens with a line about "storybook endings".



* ''SnowWhiteAndTheThreeStooges'' opens this way, with the Stooges having fun at points.

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* ''SnowWhiteAndTheThreeStooges'' ''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheThreeStooges'' opens this way, with the Stooges having fun at points.
27th Sep '15 4:28:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Chowder}}'': The opening credits, only instead of a storybook, it's a ''cookbook''
* The 30-minute adaptation of ''TheLittleEngineThatCould'' opened and closed this way.

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* ''{{Chowder}}'': ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'': The opening credits, only instead of a storybook, it's a ''cookbook''
* The 30-minute adaptation of ''TheLittleEngineThatCould'' ''Literature/TheLittleEngineThatCould'' opened and closed this way.
26th Apr '15 10:14:44 PM Abodos
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* ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'' starts with a scroll being opened to show the map of the Fairy Kingdom and the Dark Forest while the opening narration explains the setting.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'' starts with a scroll being opened to show the map of the Fairy Kingdom and the Dark Forest while the opening narration explains the setting.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheChristmasTree'' is a textbook (storybook?) example. The storybook doesn't have words or even word-shaped scribbles, just the kind of colored {{Tetris}}-like blocks that frequently showed up in low-budget animation before the AllCGICartoon became common.
10th Apr '15 7:07:57 PM nombretomado
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The TropeMaker here is the DisneyAnimatedCanon, which has used it since the very beginning with ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs''.

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The TropeMaker here is the DisneyAnimatedCanon, Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, which has used it since the very beginning with ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs''.



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17th Mar '15 8:49:34 PM bobwolf
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* ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'' starts with a scroll being opened to show the map of the Fairy Kingdom and the Dark Forest while the opening narration explains the setting.
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