The Neverending Story is a movie that I grew up loving, and I recently realized that I’ve never really heard any stories about the film’s development. Usually when a person spends as much time online as I do, you come across all kinds of interesting facts and trivia about the movies we love, but this isn’t one of them. I haven’t come across much about this movie, so I thought I’d point out a few fun facts that you maybe haven’t heard before. The only bit of trivia I knew about it before I looked up this stuff was the first bit of information below:
The original Auryn from the film hangs in a glass display in Steven Spielberg’s office.
Noah Hathaway, they actor who played Atreyu, almost lost an eye during the scene were he fights the wolf Gmork. Apparently one of the claws on Gmork’s giant paws struck him in the face by his eye. The wolf robot was also so heavy that the actor lost his breath when he was hit to the ground by it. They only did one shot of this because of the risk of being seriously injured.
Ever wonder what name Bastian screams out the window to save fantasia? According to the book, it was “Moonchild”, but of course it has often been debated over what he actually says.
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