The Neverending Story (TV series)

The Neverending Story: The Animated Adventures of Bastian Balthazar Bux
Genre Animation, Fantasy
Written by Erika Strobel
Michael Ende
Rolf Giesen
Bruce Robb
Directed by Marc Boreal
Mike Fallows
Voices of Janet-Laine Green
Dominic Zamprogna
Chris Wiggins
Christopher Bell
Neil Groan
Marilyn Lightstone
Benedict Campbell
John McGrath
Lisa Yamanaka
Richard Binsley
James Rankin
John Stocker
Colin Fox
Dan Hennessey
Gary Krawford
Howard Jerome
Don Francks
Wayne Robson
Len Carlson
Ellen Ray Hennessey
Geoffrey Bowes
Harvey Atkin
Jayne Eastwood
Theme music composer Milan Kymlicka
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 26
Production company(s) Cinevox Filmproduktion GmbH
Ellipse Programmé
Original network HBO (United States)
Family Channel (Canada)
Original release December 2, 1995 – April 6, 1996

The Neverending Story: The Animated Adventures of Bastian Balthazar Bux is an animated television series, produced by CineVox (Germany), Ellipse (France), and Nelvana (Canada), aired for one season (19951996) on HBO, ran for 26 episodes, and loosely based on Michael Ende's book, The Neverending Story (1979).

Differences between the TV series and the film

In the animated series, the Nothing is a recurring villain. The Nothing is portrayed as a hole with evil red eyes, which belongs to that of a white wolf, and is the television version of Gmork. The evil sorceress Xayide, unlike in the first sequel film, wears green robes with an eyemask with yellow slits. In the original movie, her face is created by a special magical cream. The Rockbiter, in the latter two sequel films (including the third film), actually has a wife and a son, Junior, in the series. In 2005, the first three episodes were eventually released on DVD in a compilation entitled "Bastian Saves the Day".

Episode list

  1. The Tears of Sadness -
  2. The Meek and the Mighty -
  3. The Purple Buffalo -
  4. Morla's Wish -
  5. Spook City -
  6. To Save Falkor -
  7. Missing Memories -
  8. Perilin -
  9. The Sea of Mist -
  10. Promises -
  11. Through the Misty Mountains -
  12. A Friendship That Flames -
  13. The Three Feeling Stones -
  14. The Belt of Invisibility - Shadow Goblin and Vermin find a Belt of Invisibility and they use it to commit various thefts. To combat this, Bastian ends up having to turn to Xayide for help.
  15. Good Deeds -
  16. Barktroll's Blame -
  17. The Searcher -
  18. End of Time -
  19. Thunder and Lightning -
  20. The Everlasting Night -
  21. After the Falls -
  22. Mirror, Mirror - Xayide uses a special mirror that creates an evil version of Bastian and a good version of herself.
  23. The Dreaming Fields - Xayide has placed Nightmare Weeds into the Dreaming Fields which causes everyone's dreams to come true until it goes horribly awry.
  24. The Atonal Trolls -
  25. The Race for the Ivory Tower -
  26. The Perfect Gift -


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