The Neverending Story

Audio problem: When Nighthob and Teeny are talking to the Rockbiter near the beginning of the film, Teeny says to Nighthob "This could be serious", then turns to Rockbiter and calls out his name. Watch Teeny's mouth as he calls out "Rockbiter". You will see a very blatant editing mistake as Teeny is not actually saying 'Rockbiter", but is saying the next line that follows. (00:16:40)

Continuity mistake: Atreyu rests by a stream and his horse walks over to nuzzle against him. The horse does not have a proper girdle to hold the saddle on. Later, when he's riding across the sandy desert, the horse does have a broad girdle.

Revealing mistake: Watch very closely when the horse is waking up Atreyu. It seems to be searching for something behind Atreyu and then you see a sugar cube fall out from behind him.

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Continuity mistake: Atreyu gets a spot of mud under his right eye after losing his horse in the swamp. In the subsequent scenes, there is a (different) blob of mud on his face, and it changes size from shot to shot.

Continuity mistake: Atreyu climbs up a tree and talks to the Ancient One. There is a series of face-on shots of the boy alternating with ones from behind him. In the face shots, Atreyu's left hand is below shoulder height on a branch. In the shots from behind, his left hand is holding the branch well above head height.

Continuity mistake: After Hathaway leaves Rockbiter, a large wall of rocks is not there.

Continuity mistake: When the warrior in armour is knocked down by the rays that the Sphinxes shoot, the warriors shield and sword move their position between shots. The shield reverses and the sword moves closer to his body.

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Continuity mistake: When Atreyu is washed up on the beach, his chest is covered in sand. He stands up, and suddenly all the sand has disappeared.

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Revealing mistake: When Atreyu is holding on to the tree as the Nothing attacks, you can see a string on his leg right before he yells out "Falcor!"

Revealing mistake: When Atreyu is talking to Morla, Morla keeps sneezing which keeps throwing Atreyu off the tree, but in one shot, right before Atreyu falls off, apparently it's his stunt double.

Continuity mistake: When Atreyu first sets out on his quest, his horse Artax is grey with dark mane and tail. However, when they stop to rest and eat by the stream, Artax is white with white mane and tail. By the end of the film, when Bastian and Falkor flies over Fantasia,they spot Atreyu and Artax - low and behold - Artax's mane and tail are dark again.

Continuity mistake: When Atreyu and Artax set out on their quest, the Ivory Tower in the background is reversed.

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Quotes

Rockbiter: They look like big, good, strong hands. Don't they? I always thought that's what they were. My little friends. The little man with his racing snail, the Nighthob, even the stupid bat. I couldn't hold on to them. The nothing pulled them right out of my hands. I failed.
Atreyu: No you didn't fail. I'm the one who was chosen to stop the nothing. But I lost the Auryn, I can't find my luck dragon, so I won't be able to get past the boundaries of Fantasia.
Rockbiter: Listen, the nothing will be here any minute. I will just sit here and let it take me away too. They look like good, strong hands. Don't they?

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Trivia

Atreyu's character was originally supposed to be green-skinned, as it was in the book. However, it didn't look too believable on film, and thus the green skin was scrapped.

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