The Neverending Story

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The Neverending Story is a classic fantasy film from 1984, directed by Wolfgang Petersen. It follows a young boy named Bastian who gets lost in a magical world called Fantasia and his quest to save it. The film is known for its imaginative story and special effects, it's considered a classic of the fantasy genre.

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Origin:
1984
Age (years):
39

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The NeverEnding Story franchise is based on a German novel of the same name by Michael Ende. The first film adaptation was released in 1984 and was directed by Wolfgang Petersen. The film follows the story of a young boy named Bastian who discovers a magical book that transports him to a fantasy world called Fantasia. In this world, Bastian becomes embroiled in a quest to save the land from an evil force known as the Nothing. Along the way, he meets a variety of colorful characters, including a luck dragon named Falkor and a warrior princess named Atreyu.

The success of the first film led to the release of two sequels, The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (1990) and The NeverEnding Story III (1994). The second film follows Bastian as he returns to Fantasia and continues to battle the Nothing, while the third film is a prequel that explores the origins of the land of Fantasia. The franchise also includes a television series, a stage musical and various other adaptations. The NeverEnding Story is considered a classic of fantasy cinema, and is beloved by fans for its imaginative story, memorable characters, and stunning special effects.