History WesternAnimation / ThePagemaster

3rd Jan '16 8:54:39 PM Balmung347
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* GeniusBonus: You might assume the dragon in the film is a generic fantasy monster, but there are some references to indicate it is actually the self-same dragon from the first book of TheFaerieQueen series. The biggest clue? The dragon appears in tale of Red Cross Knight. When Richard takes the shield and sword of a dead knight to fight the dragon with, guess what is painted on the shield.

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* GeniusBonus: You might assume the dragon in the film is a generic fantasy monster, but there are some references to indicate it is actually the self-same dragon from the first book of TheFaerieQueen TheFaerieQueene series. The biggest clue? The dragon appears in tale of Red Cross Knight. When Richard takes the shield and sword of a dead knight to fight the dragon with, guess what is painted on the shield.
3rd Jan '16 8:54:00 PM Balmung347
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* GeniusBonus: You might assume the dragon in the film is a generic fantasy monster, but there are some references to indicate it is actually the self-same dragon from the first book of TheFaerieQueen series. The biggest clue? The dragon appears in tale of Red Cross Knight. When Richard takes the shield and sword of a dead knight to fight the dragon with, guess what is painted on the shield.
21st Nov '15 2:13:29 AM NonoRobot
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''The Pagemaster'' is a 1994 film that features both Live Action and Animation, one of only two made by Turner Entertainment's animation unit before WarnerBros took over (''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance'' was the other). ''The Pagemaster'' tells the story of a young boy named Richard Tyler (Macaulay Culkin), who is -- to his parentsí annoyance -- timid to the point of neurosis. He is tremendously afraid of heights and generally obsessed with quoting the statistical risks invovled in countless everyday actions, which, of course, explains why he isn't the most popular guy. One day his father runs out of nails while building him a tree house and sends a very reluctant Richard to buy more.

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''The Pagemaster'' is a 1994 film that features both Live Action and Animation, one of only two made by Turner Entertainment's animation unit before WarnerBros took over (''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance'' was the other). ''The Pagemaster'' tells the story of a young boy named Richard Tyler (Macaulay Culkin), who is -- to his parentsí annoyance -- timid to the point of neurosis. He is tremendously afraid of heights and generally obsessed with quoting the statistical risks invovled involved in countless everyday actions, which, of course, explains why he isn't the most popular guy. One day his father runs out of nails while building him a tree house and sends a very reluctant Richard to buy more.
19th Nov '15 2:10:13 PM ScroogeMacDuck
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* NeverTrustATrailer / CoversAlwaysLie: [[http://www.impawards.com/1994/pagemaster_ver1.html That sword?]] The live-action Richard doesn't get it. The animated one does, for a brief time.

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* NeverTrustATrailer / CoversAlwaysLie: [[http://www.impawards.com/1994/pagemaster_ver1.html That sword?]] The live-action Richard doesn't get it. The animated one does, for a brief time. The cover pictured on this page also features a Frankenstein Monster and a Ghost you never get to meet at all in the movie, and the Pagemaster himself's color schemes is strangely altered.
11th Nov '15 12:48:51 PM Rippingtons60
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* TrueCompanions: Richard and the books become this.
10th Nov '15 11:58:26 AM fruitstripegum
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* FridgeBrilliance: If Richard is so adverse to reading books, where did he pick up all those statistics?
9th Nov '15 2:58:56 PM rjd1922
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The paint descends on Richard, transforming him and the library into an animated world of illustrations where the mystical wizard, the eponymous Pagemaster (also voiced by Lloyd), tells him that in order to get home, the boy must face three challenges: The lands of Horror, Adventure and Fantasy. He is assisted by three books which personify those genres(colourfully voiced by Creator/FrankWelker, Creator/PatrickStewart and Creator/WhoopiGoldberg respectively). Along the way we see references to many classic books such as ''Literature/TreasureIsland'' and ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'', along with a goodly heaping of puns, while Richard learns to confront his fears and to lead a life of bravery.

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The paint descends on Richard, transforming him and the library into an animated world of illustrations where the mystical wizard, the eponymous Pagemaster (also voiced by Lloyd), tells him that in order to get home, the boy must face three challenges: The lands of Horror, Adventure and Fantasy. He is assisted by three books which personify those genres(colourfully genres (colourfully voiced by Creator/FrankWelker, Creator/PatrickStewart and Creator/WhoopiGoldberg respectively). Along the way we see references to many classic books such as ''Literature/TreasureIsland'' and ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'', along with a goodly heaping of puns, while Richard learns to confront his fears and to lead a life of bravery.
9th Oct '15 2:52:42 PM HighCrate
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* TheHomewardJourney

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* %%* TheHomewardJourney



* MadScientist: Jekyll/Hyde obviously.
* MagicLibrarian: The Pagemaster himself.

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* %%* MadScientist: Jekyll/Hyde obviously.
* %%* MagicLibrarian: The Pagemaster himself.



* MightyGlacier: The dragon's [[NighInvulnerability invincibility]] and [[{{Shapeshifting}} raw power]] is matched only by its ''slooooow'' advancing.
* NerdGlasses: Richard.

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* MightyGlacier: The dragon's [[NighInvulnerability invincibility]] and [[{{Shapeshifting}} raw power]] is matched only by its ''slooooow'' advancing.
* %%* NerdGlasses: Richard.
21st Sep '15 9:55:47 AM Gallimaufry
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* FridgeBrilliance: If Richard is so adverse to reading books, where did he pick up all those statistics?
23rd Aug '15 8:25:57 PM nombretomado
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** George Hearn as Ahab, which isn't a surprise when one remembers his other roles. He is only on-screen for few minutes, [[OneSceneWonder but surely everyone remembers him.]] Considering how OTT Ahab got when even thinking about MobyDick, this characterization isn't too far off.

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** George Hearn as Ahab, which isn't a surprise when one remembers his other roles. He is only on-screen for few minutes, [[OneSceneWonder but surely everyone remembers him.]] Considering how OTT Ahab got when even thinking about MobyDick, Literature/MobyDick, this characterization isn't too far off.



** Earlier in the film, Richard & Co. get a collective one when they see Literature/{{MobyDick}} rising up at them.

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** Earlier in the film, Richard & Co. get a collective one when they see Literature/{{MobyDick}} Literature/MobyDick rising up at them.
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