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Tales from the Neverending Story 

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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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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Despite its title, this TV series doesn't focus so much on Bastian or the real world at all so The Tales From Fantasia would be a much more appropriate title, all things considered. See more »


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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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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This is Awful!!!
17 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

This movie is an utter perversion of Ende's Fantastica. I'm just glad that he didn't live to see this piece of horrible junk. I, unfortunately got this as a gift and after about ten minutes of watching it I was ticked off. The people who made this show, obviously, never even looked at the book. The fans of the book and the movies already went through enough with the creation of The Neverending Story III so we didn't need this blow to the gut. I don't know who in the world thought that doing this show would be a good idea. And I can't fathom how some people like this. Read the book people and you'll see my point. My advice to everyone is beware this show, DO NOT watch it. This show gets an F-.

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