The NeverEnding Story (1984) Poster


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The NeverEnding Story (1995) (TV Series)

Referenced in 

Zu Besuch bei Michael Ende (1984) (TV Movie)
Writer Michael Ende talking about the film adaptation of his novel
No 73: Ding-Dong (1985) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Fred Darrington
Feel the Motion (1985)
The "Rockbiter" has a guest appearance
The Boys Next Door (1985)
Featured on a movie theater marqee when Bo and Roy are cruising the streets of Hollywood.
Troll (1986)
Super Xuxa Contra o Baixo Astral (1988)
The Granny Tortoise scene mirrors the Morla scene.
Splendor (1989)
Movieposter can be seen
Qi ji (1989)
The Simpsons: New Kid on the Block (1992) (TV Episode)
Lionel Hutz talks about trying to sue this movie for false advertising.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Swamp Diamonds (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: "This is really 'The Neverending Story.'"
Quest for Camelot (1998)
The Rock Oger looks like the Rock Bitter.
T'ai Fu: Wrath of the Tiger (1999) (Video Game)
Alan Oppenheimer and William Hootkins both in this game are the voice of Falkor the wise mentor, Alan played Falkor in this film.
Legend of Mana (2000) (Video Game)
Shrek (2001)
Chiquititas: Rincón de luz (2001)
It is referenced.
Spirited Away (2001)
Angel: Calvary (2003) (TV Episode)
Gunn: "Now, instead of just worryin' about big bad rock-eater, we got Darth Vampire livin' in the basement."
Strongbad_email.exe (2004) (Video)
In "Anything", as Homestar pours Mountain Dew on Strong Bad's computer keyboard, he sings "Neverending soda" and hums after that both in imitation of the movie's main theme
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D (2005)
Both main characters have to enter a fantasy world through a book to save a dying world with help from a princess.
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks (2005) (Video Game)
Reptile's medal resembles the Auryn
The Sasquatch Gang (2006)
Mentioned in the video store
The Simpsons: The Seemingly Never-Ending Story (2006) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (2006) (Video Game)
Reptile's medal resembles the Auryn
TV Burp: Episode #6.5 (2007) (TV Episode)
Tokyo School Chior sings the theme to "The NeverEnding Story"
The Final Curtain (2007)
Falkor/luckdragon is mentioned
TV total: Episode dated 2 October 2007 (2007) (TV Episode)
"Blamieren oder Kassieren?" question
Return of the Ghostbusters (2007)
a character refers to the ghost of Ammut looking like the ghost of Falcor from The Neverending Story
South Park: Imaginationland: Episode III (2007) (TV Episode)
Butters reimagines the whole Imaginationland just like Bastian had to do after Fantasia had totally disappeared. Also both Butters and Bastian are characters from 'real' world.
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)
"the neverending story" mentioned in dialogue
Robot Chicken: Bionic Cow (2008) (TV Episode)
Paris says "Up, up, and away, Falkor!" The music during this scene is reminiscent of this movie's theme
Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Episode 3: Baddest of the Bands (2008) (Video Game)
One of Homestar's lines is sung to this movie's main theme
Strongbad_email.exe: Disc Six (2008) (Video)
In an Easter egg for "The Paper", Homestar is tangled up by printer paper and held upside-down while he sings, "The blood is rushing to my head. Blacking out, blacking out, blacking out..." to the tune of the movie's main theme
Elsewhere (2009)
The necklace that the girls wear in the film is a replica of the Auryn, which was the medallion that guided and protected Atreyu.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Watchmen/Shuttle/12 (2009) (TV Episode)
A man said his favourite film as a child was The NeverEnding Story (1989)
Best Worst Movie (2009)
Movie poster seen in background.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Top 10 Scariest Animated Monsters (2009) (TV Episode)
Movie still shown when Hewy discusses dragons in movies
RiffTrax Live: Christmas Shorts-stravaganza! (2009) (TV Movie)
"Oh my gosh! It's a Neverending Story! Just like that movie!"
Avatar Spirits (2010) (Short)
Bryan Konietzko says he does not want to hear a story that never ends unless it is this one.
Supernatural: Like a Virgin (2011) (TV Episode)
in dialogue
Forget About It: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2011) (TV Episode)
Movieposter for "Neverending Boris" is shown, which is based on the "Neverending Story" poster
Hollywood's Top Ten: Fairy Tales (2011) (TV Episode)
Honorable mention
The Nothing (2011)
"The Nothing" is also a name from The NeverEnding Story.
Nostalgia Critic: Suburban Knights: Part I (2011) (TV Episode)
Phelous dresses like the Rockbiter
Forget About It: Pirates of the Caribbean (2011) (TV Episode)
Falkor is seen at one point
Nostalgia Critic: Suburban Knights: Part II (2011) (TV Episode)
Phelous is dressed as the Rockbiter
Nostalgia Critic: Suburban Knights: Part III (2011) (TV Episode)
Phelous is dressed as the Rockbiter
Nostalgia Critic: Suburban Knights: Part IV (2011) (TV Episode)
Phelous dresses as the Rockbiter
Nostalgia Critic: Suburban Knights: Part V (2011) (TV Episode)
Phelous dresses as the Rockbiter
Nostalgia Critic: Suburban Knights: Part VI (2011) (TV Episode)
Phelous dresses as the Rockbiter
Nostalgia Critic: Suburban Knights: Part VII (2011) (TV Episode)
Phelous dresses as the Rockbiter
Anime Abandon: Ninja Scroll (2011) (TV Episode)
"Rockbiter makes one last stab at trying to turn Jubay here into mince meat..."
Suburban Knights (2011) (Video)
Phelous is dressed as the Rockbiter
The Cinema Snob: Nukie (2011) (TV Episode)
"I always wondered what Rockbiter's crap looked like."
Ang Panday 2 (2011)
The rockbiter
Bob's Burgers: Bad Tina (2012) (TV Episode)
"NeverEnding Gory" is playing at the theater
Nostalgia Critic: Digimon the Movie (2012) (TV Episode)
The Critic said that Magnadramon looks like a My Little Pony version of Falcor.
Mad: Total Recall Me Maybe/The Asgardigans (2012) (TV Episode)
Hauser is seen riding Falkor at one point.
I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!: Episode #12.5 (2012) (TV Episode)
Singer Limahl talks to the younger campmates about his 80s pop hits. He mentioned he sang The NeverEnding Story theme tune. Later in the Bush Telegraph Ashley Roberts says, "The NeverEnding Story was like my old-time favourite movie growing up. I would watch the movie and then rewind it at the end to hear the song over and over again and dance in my living room like crazy. I was... I don't know I felt it was so cool that he actually was a part of that. That is my childhood."
Veep: Helsinki (2013) (TV Episode)
The Finnish Prime Minister jokes that the furore surrounding Selina's song will become "The Never Ending Sorry".
WWE Raw: Episode #21.26 (2013) (TV Episode)
While commenting during the Randy Orton vs. Kane match with Daniel Brian as the special guest referee, Jerry Lawler mentions this movie by name
AniMat's Classic Reviews: Bionicle: Mask of Light (2013) (TV Episode)
AniMat recommends Mask of Light to those who enjoy films about a mystical land like this film.
Honest Trailers: Alice in Wonderland (2014) (TV Episode)
Poster shown
Lucas Bros Moving Co: Tales from the Hoodie (2014) (TV Episode)
Falcor's name on tombstone
The Interview (2014)
Mentioned in dialogue
Workaholics: Trivia Pursuits (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Nostalgia Critic: The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl (2015) (TV Episode)
"And if you think this is the closest thing to mocking The NeverEnding Story..."
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Mark Wahlberg/Chris Colfer/Morrissey (2015) (TV Episode)
The Roots play the theme from the movie when Chris Colfer, author of The Land of Stories, enters
Carmilla: Vanishing Act (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Laura.
The Amazing World of Gumball: The Routine (2015) (TV Episode)
The scene where Richard's car gets trapped and sinks into the tar pit is a parody of a scene from that movie because Atreyu loses his horse Artax in a similar way. Also, Richard's car is named Cartax.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Zombies Christmas Carol #1-3 (2015) (TV Episode)
"...Nothing went on to attack Fantasia."
How to Be Single (2016)
Alice compares herself to the horse in The Neverending Story.
Träumer (2016) (Short)
the nighthob character is inspired by a character from this movie
Nostalgia Critic: Lady in the Water (2016) (TV Episode)
"I serve the Nothing."
Nostalgia Critic: Labyrinth (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned among dark '80s movies for kids.
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with Troll 2 in 19 Minutes or Less (2016) (TV Episode)
"Look it up! Atreyu played Harry Potter!".
Traceroute (2016)
artwork of Fuchur
How It Should Have Ended: How X-Men Apocalypse Should Have Ended (2016) (TV Episode)
The end theme mimics the movie soundtrack
Nostalgia Critic: Teddy Ruxpin: The Live Action Series (2016) (TV Episode)
"But they come across Rockbiter's turds..."
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Renée Zellweger/Shaquille O'Neal/Eric Church (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the segment Good Name, Bad Name, Great Name
Shadowtale (2016) (Short)
Hvezdná párty: Episode #1.1 (2016) (TV Episode)
Hvezdná párty: Episode #1.5 (2016) (TV Episode)
Gabriel DropOut: Friends, Work, and the Summer of Bugs (2017) (TV Episode)
Vignette thinks about the movies she likes, she imagines a boy riding a white creature like the film
Hviezdna párty: Episode #1.10 (2017) (TV Episode)
Subject of a question.
Tvoje tvár má známý hlas: Episode #3.4 (2017) (TV Episode)
Referenced numerous times, Anna Slovácková portrays the Childlike Empress and Martha Issová sings the titular song, disguised as Limahl.
Tvoje tvár má známý hlas: Episode #3.5 (2017) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Eva Holubová.
Nostalgia Critic: Fant4stic (2017) (TV Episode)
"And Ben looks like an uneaten Rockbiter Cheeto."
Star Wars Celebration 2017: Day 3 (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Freddie Prinze Jr.
Talking with Chris Hardwick: Jordan Peele (2017) (TV Episode)
Jordan Peele says this will be the first film he'll show his future child.
Mixxxer Show: Jan Maxián (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Nikola Cechová.
The Legend of the Gnome (2017) (Video)
You can spot the classic fantasy film on VHS in the video store.

Featured in 

Limahl: The NeverEnding Story (1984) (Video)
Clips shown
60 Millionen für Phantásien - Wie die 'unendliche Geschichte' ins Kino kam (1984) (TV Movie)
Documentary about the making of this film
Troldspejlet: Episode #27.6 (2002) (TV Episode)
DVD release reviewed + footage used
A Life in Film (2007) (Video)
At least one clip is shown
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Saddest Nostalgic Moments (2008) (TV Episode)
The drowning of Artax is the #5 spot; clips are shown.
Nostalgia Critic: The NeverEnding Story (2009) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Couples Retreat/Bronson/An Education (2009) (TV Episode)
The #2 Inappropriate Kids' Movie.
Nostalgia Critic: Quest for Camelot (2010) (TV Episode)
The Critic claims the Ogre is a ripoff of The Rockbiter
Nostalgia Critic: The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (2010) (TV Episode)
clips are shown and talked about as far superior to the sequel
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Best of the Worst in Movies - Part 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Ellen's #2 Kid's Movie Inappropriate For Children
Edición Especial Coleccionista: Especial Scope (2010) (TV Episode)
frames shown
Hollywood's Top Ten: Fairy Tale Life (2010) (TV Episode)
Nostalgia Critic: The NeverEnding Story III (2011) (TV Episode)
Critic compares Falkor to his past and present state
Music Movies: South Park - Bigger, Longer & Uncut (2011) (TV Episode)
Neverending Story's Rockbiter and Neverending Story 3's Rockbiter are compared in the beginning
David Walliams' Awfully Good: Awfully Good Movies (2011) (TV Episode)
Uncomfortable scenes
Phelous & the Movies: Crocophile 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
Falkor's flying score is played when the crocodile becomes airbourne.
Edición Especial Coleccionista: Especial sonido (2011) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Estrenos Críticos: 11-11-11 (2011) (TV Episode)
theme used
Visionado obligado: The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2012) (TV Episode)
clip shown
CineMaverick TV: Episode #1.15 (2012) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Lost in Adaptation: The Neverending Story (2014) (TV Episode)
Review of the film
Reimagining the NeverEnding Story (2014) (Video)
Clips shown
Lost in Adaptation: Dune (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Neverending Jurassic Story Park in Cannon D (2015) (Short)
Clips shown in the background, and it is discussed
Lost in Adaptation: Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Honest Trailers: Labyrinth (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Fantasy Villains (2016) (TV Episode)
The Nothing is given an honorable mention
Lost in Adaptation: Mockingjay: Part 1 (2016) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Video Buck: Top 13: Imprescindibles de los 80 (2017) (TV Episode)
Top nº10
Scope (2017) (Video)
clip shown

Spoofed in 

SpongeBob SquarePants: Pizza Delivery/Home Sweet Pineapple (1999) (TV Episode)
The Childlike Empress, like Spongebob, is a youthful character whose home was destroyed by an inevitable force and all that was left was one tiny grain.
Imaginary Heroes (2004)
Characters refer to their hands numerous times throughout the film, like the Rockbiter in The Nevernding Story.
Family Guy: Breaking Out Is Hard to Do (2005) (TV Episode)
In a cutaway, it shows Peter riding Falcor, who subsequently falls from the sky due to Peter's weight.
The Simpsons: The Seemingly Never-Ending Story (2006) (TV Episode)
The title of this episode is a play on the title
Robot Chicken: Dragon Nuts (2006) (TV Episode)
Atreyu and Falcor kick off a "Neverending Party"
The Venture Bros.: Showdown at Cremation Creek: Part 2 (2006) (TV Episode)
Dean's fantasy is a spoof of this movie.
Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time Abridged (2011) (TV Movie)
Crimson Dragon: "Atreyuuuu!" The theme music plays multiple times.
Robot Chicken: Fool's Goldfinger (2011) (TV Episode)
parodied in segment
Teen Titans Go!: Missing (2014) (TV Episode)
Starfire rides Silkie like Falcor and chases the boys into a dumpster

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