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:
Mark Rendall ...  Bastian Balthazar Bux 13 episodes, 2001-2002
Johnny Griffin Johnny Griffin ...  Connor / ... 13 episodes, 2001-2002
Brittany Drisdelle ...  Fallon / ... 13 episodes, 2001-2002
Valérie Chiniara Valérie Chiniara ...  Marley / ... 13 episodes, 2001-2002
Stefano Faustini Stefano Faustini ...  Lucas / ... 13 episodes, 2001-2002
Tyler Hynes ...  Atreyu 7 episodes, 2001
Victoria Sanchez ...  Xayide / ... 7 episodes, 2001
Edward Yankie Edward Yankie ...  Gmork / ... 7 episodes, 2001
Noel Burton ...  Michael Bux 6 episodes, 2001
Stéfanie Buxton Stéfanie Buxton ...  Fly Girl 6 episodes, 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 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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The character Marley Litinsky is named after Irene Litinsky, a producer on the show. See more »

Quotes

Rip Rowdy: If you don't mind my asking, what are you doing here?
Atreyu: What do you mean?
Rip Rowdy: Well, if I was a hero I'd be heading for the Southern Oracle.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Version of The NeverEnding Story (1984) See more »

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A thoroughly enjoyable interpretation of the Neverending Story.
24 November 2006 | by bretageSee all my reviews

I have been a fan of Michael Ende since childhood and, although this interpretation of the Neverending Story strays from the plot of the book, I still found it delightful to watch. It is beautifully shot with colourful costumes and cinematography. The cast, although young, give wonderfully natural and committed performances. There are some additional characters who add humour and romantic tension where it may have been lacking in Ende's original story. There is more of an exploration of the character of Bastian and his place in the real world, which provides a contrast with the characters in Fantastica. I believe the changes in plot are in keeping with the spirit of the world Ende created. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good fairy tale, regardless of age.


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6 October 2001 (USA) See more »

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