Trivia: The NeverEnding Story

  • Dawson Casting: The "high school students" in III are in their mid-20's - or older.
  • Disowned Adaptation: Michael Ende requested that the movie be killed before release or, failing that, not be associated with his name in any way. They did neither.
  • Enforced Method Acting: That look of shock on Atreyu's face and how dazed he looks getting up after he kills Gmork? That was real. Apparently, they didn't realize how heavy the mechanical wolf puppet could be, and when they shot the scene, it almost knocked out Atreyu's actor. They decided not to try for a second shot after he revealed the claws almost poked out one of his eyes too.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
    • The Oompa-Loompa is a racing snail jockey.
    • The writer and director of Squirm wrote III.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!:
  • Old Shame: Do NOT talk about the third movie to Jack Black.
  • The Other Darrin: The second movie has only one of the main actors from the first movie, and the third movie doesn't have any of them.
  • Vaporware: German game developer Discreet Monsters' The Real Neverending Story, which wasn't really getting anywhere even before Discreet Monsters was felled by the end of a tech bubble. The main personnel involved eventually produced a much less ambitious game, Auryn Quest.

Alternative Title(s):

Neverending Story