[Michael Ende is interviewed about the film, which he did not like
Of course, most important, would be to create a Phantasia in that film that shows the world of imagination. But what the film contains from imagination hardly exceeds the standard of an average night club. The interior of the Ivory Tower only misses having a mirror ball and a girl group to put the audience in a night club. All that should have been mysterious and magical is totally flat and banal. The Ivory Tower itself is shown...