The Neverending Story

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.

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 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.

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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Engywook: To the winch, wench.

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Trivia: The late author of the original story, Michael Ende, strongly protested the movie when it was presented to him.

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Question: After Atreyu passes the first gate, soon then after is a scene with Falcor and [forgotten the little man's name] is stabbing Falcor with what looks like a cross between a jackhammer and a giant hypodermic needle. What's that all about?

Answer: That's actually Urgl, Engywwok's wife. She is giving Falcor a vitamin injection while she is nursing him back from his exhaustion.

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