Tales from the Neverending Story (2001– )

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Twelve-year-old Bastian Balthazar Bux had lost the wonderful imagination he had as a child somewhere between growing older, watching TV, going to school and playing with his Gameboy. But ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Johnny Griffin ...
 Connor (13 episodes, 2001-2002)
 Fallon (13 episodes, 2001-2002)
Stefano Faustini ...
 Lucas (13 episodes, 2001-2002)


Twelve-year-old Bastian Balthazar Bux had lost the wonderful imagination he had as a child somewhere between growing older, watching TV, going to school and playing with his Gameboy. But when his mother dies suddenly, Bastian's limitless imagination is reborn. Bastian comes across a magical book, "The Neverending Story", in a curious little bookstore. Inspired by the book, Bastian creates an enchanted world called Fantasia, inhabited by dragons, dark knights and assorted heroes and villains. The adventure of a lifetime begins when Bastian projects his Fantasian alter ego, Atreyu, into a battle against the sinister force of The Nothing. This terrible force threatens to destroy Fantasia and its ruler, the Childlike Empress. Only Atreyu, a 14-year-old Woodland boy and unlikely hero, can save her and find a cure for The Nothing. Bastian's experiences in the real world; such as his mourning, his new, sometimes tumultuous life with his dad, his problems with a school bully and his terror of... Written by Betty Palik

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6 October 2001 (USA)  »

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The Neverending Story  »

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Fly Girl: Oh, I know what this is about.
Atreyu: [there's a rumble] Did you hear that?
Fly Girl: Don't try to change the subject. But, you know, what happened...
Atreyu: [smiles] Oh, yeah, you kissed me.
Fly Girl: Actually, YOU kissed ME. But it's ok, I didn't take it personally.
Atreyu: [surprised] You didn't?
Fly Girl: [shrugs] No. People kiss each other all the time.
Atreyu: Well, not where I come from. Some people would take a kiss like that very seriously.
Fly Girl: [another growl] What was that sound?
Atreyu: [angry] Now who's changing the subject?
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Crazy Credits

In episode # 1.8 "The Luck Stops Here," the credit for 'Audrey Gardiner' says "Moochild." See more »


Version of The NeverEnding Story (1984) See more »

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I'll give it a B
12 November 2004 | by (NY) – See all my reviews

It's not exactly like the movie but it's a pleasant t.v series for kids.

The nothing is never really explained and i must say i much prefer the movie version where it just sucks everything up. I was a little disturbed by the death of the mother. It was a little much, but after episode one it picks up. Love the little boy with the buck teeth in the tribe. A flying machine replacing the luck dragon is clever.

Though the ease in which everyone learns to fly it is far fetched.

In all, i prefer the original movie (hated the sequel) but who wouldn't.

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