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17th Oct '16 6:14:25 PM Mdumas43073
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* XMeetsY: Film/TheWizardOfOz meets ReadingRainbow.

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* XMeetsY: Film/TheWizardOfOz ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' meets ReadingRainbow.''Series/ReadingRainbow''.
17th Oct '16 6:12:09 PM Mdumas43073
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Richard Tyler (Macaulay Culkin) is a young boy 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 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.

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Richard Tyler (Macaulay Culkin) is a young boy who is -- much to his parentsí annoyance -- timid to the point of neurosis. He is tremendously afraid of heights and generally obsessed with quoting the statistical risks 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.
17th Oct '16 6:11:56 PM Mdumas43073
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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 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.

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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), Culkin) is a young boy 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 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.
17th Oct '16 6:10:59 PM Mdumas43073
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On his way to the hardware store, a storm suddenly breaks out, and Richard seeks shelter in a huge and luxurious but rather sinister library. The only person there is its extremely enthusiastic and slightly creepy librarian, played by Christopher Lloyd, who is disappointed that Richard merely sought shelter from the storm and isn't looking for books, but affably points him towards the public telephone so he can contact his parents. While wandering deeper into the library in search of the phone, Richard enters a magnificent rotunda painted with gigantic scenes from classic novels which surround the image of a blue-robed wizard holding a scroll.

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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On his way to the hardware store, a storm suddenly breaks out, and Richard seeks shelter in a huge and luxurious but rather sinister library. The only person there is its extremely enthusiastic and slightly creepy librarian, played librarian (played by Christopher Lloyd, Creator/ChristopherLloyd), who is disappointed that Richard merely sought shelter from the storm and isn't looking for books, but affably points him towards the public telephone so he can contact his parents. While wandering deeper into the library in search of the phone, Richard enters a magnificent rotunda painted with gigantic scenes from classic novels which surround the image of a blue-robed wizard holding a scroll.

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 (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.
17th Oct '16 6:10:23 PM Mdumas43073
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17th Sep '16 12:01:01 PM notShemp
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* AdvertisingByAssociation: Some of the trailers for ''WesternAnimation/ThePagemaster'' also said "From the creator of ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''" at the beginning. This was possibly done to mislead people into thinking it was a Creator/DonBluth film, which it wasn't; David Kirschner produced both films.

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* AdvertisingByAssociation: Some of the trailers for ''WesternAnimation/ThePagemaster'' also the film said "From the creator of ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''" at the beginning. This was possibly done to mislead people into thinking it was a Creator/DonBluth film, which it wasn't; David Kirschner produced both films.
17th Sep '16 12:00:35 PM notShemp
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* AdvertisingByAssociation: Some of the trailers for ''WesternAnimation/ThePagemaster'' also said "From the creator of ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''" at the beginning. This was possibly done to mislead people into thinking it was a Creator/DonBluth film, which it wasn't; David Kirschner produced both films.
12th Aug '16 7:07:57 PM lalalei2001
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** ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'', ''Literature/MobyDick'', and ''Literature/TreasureIsland'' all have major roles in the film, as well as a generic fantasy story featuring a dragon and a knight (albeit a dead knight).

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** ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'', ''Literature/MobyDick'', and ''Literature/TreasureIsland'' all have major roles in the film, as well as a generic fantasy story featuring a do the dragon and a knight (albeit a dead knight).from ''Literature/TheFaerieQueene''.


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** Jekyll has a portrait of what appears to be [[Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray Dorian Gray]].
12th Aug '16 9:26:51 AM lalalei2001
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* BodyHorror: Dr Jekyll's (presumably) very PainfulTransformation to monstrous Mr. Hyde,

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* BodyHorror: Dr Dr. Jekyll's (presumably) very PainfulTransformation to monstrous Mr. Hyde,Hyde.



* FalseCrucible
* FantasyHelmetEnforcement: Averted, when Richard first sets off on his bike he has a ludicrous amount of safety gear, but loses it by the end of the film as another nod to his character development of growing past his neuroses.

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* FalseCrucible
FalseCrucible: Richard learns that everything he went through was a test to get him to face his fears.
* FantasyHelmetEnforcement: Averted, when Inverted. When Richard first sets off on his bike he has a ludicrous amount of safety gear, but loses it by the end of the film as another nod to his character development of growing past his neuroses.
12th Aug '16 4:26:08 AM lalalei2001
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* BodyHorror: Dr Jekyll's (presumably) very PainfulTransformation to monstrous Mr. Hyde

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* BodyHorror: Dr Jekyll's (presumably) very PainfulTransformation to monstrous Mr. HydeHyde,
* CaneFu: After transforming, Mr. Hyde uses Dr. Jekyll's cane to attack Richard and the others.
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