Get a Sneak Peek at Nickelodeon's Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Welcome to Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library
EW has your exclusive first look at Nickelodeon's TV movie adaptation of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, the beloved 2013 childrens book from Chris Grabenstein. The movie follows five children selected to be the first to test drive "world-renowned gamemaker" Luigi Lemoncello's newest high-tech — and magical — library for one night. Their challenge: They must solve riddles and find clues leading them out of the literary labyrinth by morning. The fun takes a dark and dangerous turn when literary characters begin to spring from the books, and the magic of the library starts to spin out of control. Think Willy Wonka meets Night at the Museum.
The movie will premiere on Nickelodeon this fall. In the meantime, check out some of the action shots from the production.
Kyle Keeley (Casey Simpson), Lemoncello's biggest fan, his best friend Akimi (Breanna Yde), and "bookworm" Sierra (Klarke Pipkin) look on in amazement (or disgust?) at one of the wonders of the magical library. "In the words of Mr. Lemoncello himself, it's 'fantabulous' to see this amazing world come to such amazing life," Grabenstein tells EW. "Kids are going to love it."
The Fantasy Section begins to open, inviting a host of characters to escape into the library.
One does escape! It's the Wicked Witch from the East (Breanna Watkins)... not to be confused with the one from the West we all know and love.
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Kyle, Akimi, and Sierra are joined by "goofball" Andrew Peckleman (A.J. Luis Rivera Jr.) and Kyle's rival, Charles Chiltington (Ty Nicolas Consiglio).
Scott McAboy (right) directs the TV movie, which began production in Vancouver in September 2016.
Sierra (Pipkin) is hoisted into the air by one of Lemoncello's flying hardcover books.