Think You Know The NeverEnding Story?

Released in 1984, The NeverEnding Story was a fantasy film beloved by many. When it was made, puppetry and live models were more popular than CGI effects. The NeverEnding Story came out between Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal (1982) and Labyrinth (1986), and it occupies cult classic status alongside those films.

But how much do you know about the film and it’s production? For example, did you know it was the most expensive film produced outside of the USA or USSR at the time?

Or did you know the film’s star, Noah Hathaway, was seriously injured twice during filming? Once when he fell and was stepped on by his horse, and once when he nearly drowned as his foot was caught in some machinery and dragged him underwater.

Did you know Noah’s a practicing tattoo artist? He got his first tattoos at the young age of 15 and hasn’t looked back.

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Or, most important of all, did you know you could ride Falcor?

Bavaria Filmstadt

The film studio behind The NeverEnding Story and many other movies, Bavaria Filmstadt, is based in Munich Germany, and they’re opening their doors to visitors and making their lot into a kind of Universal Studios theme park.

You can take a guided tour, watch live stunt shows, and see sets and props used in their movies. While there, you can even ride Falcor!

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Moorlah | CC Bavaria Filmstadt

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Rock Biter and the Racing Snail | CC Bavaria Filmstadt

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Sphinx Statues | CC Bavaria Filmstadt

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