The Neverending Story

The Neverending Story (1984)

7 corrected entries

Corrected entry: When Bastian enters his school, it can be easily identified as a modern concrete building. But the attic where he reads the book is (or rather, should be) that of an older building (1950's or even older) - no modern edifice of that size would use old wooden rafters, walls and roofing.

Correction: This is purely an opinion. There is no evidence provided to corroborate it.

Corrected entry: Sometimes it sounds like Atreyu has an English accent, and other times he sounds American.

Krista

Correction: An individual's perception of fluctuations in someone's voice does not constitute an error in a movie unless it was specifically stated that the character was supposed to have a specific accent.

Cnyvek

Corrected entry: After Atreyu kills the Morg a huge storm hits Fantasia, ripping boulders and giant trees into the air. So how is it that the tiny sapling Atreyu is holding onto stays in place?

Correction: Because it is a story in a book, along with giant racing snails.

Soylent Purple

Corrected entry: Morla tells Atreyu that the Southern Oracle is 10,000 miles away. When Atreyu wakes up at Engywook and Urgl's house, Falcor tells him he has brought him 9,891 miles towards the Oracle. Then we see Atreyu walk from the house to the Oracle in only a matter of minutes, as Engywook watches him through the telescope. But he should still be 109 miles away - there's no way he could walk that far that fast.

Correction: Morla is rounding up - it sounds better (and more imposing) to say "10.000 miles" than "9.896 miles exactly". Besides, this is a midevael fantasy setting. Accurate measuring by surveyors is not something that is usually done. Most people would deal in estimates, Falcor seems to be the exception to this.

Twotall

Corrected entry: Towards the end of the movie, the thunderstorm where Bastian is smashes the window. Later, when he goes to the window to shout out the Empress' new name, the window is intact.

Correction: Two windows are shown when the storm gusts into Bastian's attic: one has two panels and blows inward, another is a single panel with nine panes that shatters. Bastian runs to the open window.

Phoenix

Corrected entry: At the end of the movie when Bastian is on Falkor chasing the bullies, they fall down in a pile of garbage and you can see a close up of an orange dumpster. In the next shot, you see them running further down and hide in the dumpster.

Correction: If you check this again you will see that one of the boys cannot keep up with the other two and stumbles in to the pile of trash and the other two bullies seek refuge in the same Dumpster they loved to put Bastian in so many times before.

Corrected entry: If Falcor is a flying dog and can fly 10,000 miles or whatever it was, then why did Atreyu have to run past the 2 golden statues that shot lasers out of their eyes. Why didn't Falcor just fly him over it?

Correction: He needed to go directly through the statues by himself in order to reach the other statues. It was a test of self-worth and he needed to pass it, or he wouldn't be able to complete the next test.

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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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Mistakes

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.

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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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