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The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)

A young boy with a distant father enters a world of make-believe and magic through a portal within an antique book.



(screenplay), (based on the novel "The Neverending Story" by)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenny Morrison ...
Thomas Hill ...
Helena Michell ...
Christopher Burton ...
Tri Face (as Chris Burton)
Patricia Fugger ...
Instrument Spinster
Birge Schade ...
Claudio Maniscalco ...
Andreas Borcherding ...
Ralf Weikinger ...
Colin Gilder ...


Once again, Bastian is transported to the world of Fantasia which he recently managed to save from destruction. However, the land is now being destroyed by an evil sorceress, Xayide, so he must join up with Atreyu and face the Emptiness once more. Written by Graeme Roy <gsr@cbmamiga.demon.co.uk>

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Begin an all new adventure as a young boy returns to a world of wonder on the wings of his imagination.


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Release Date:

8 February 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La historia sin fin II  »

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Box Office


$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,912,124, 10 February 1991

Gross USA:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The animated short Box-Office Bunny (1990) was released theatrically with this movie. That short can also be found on the VHS release of this movie. Though not on the later DVD release. See more »


When Xayide looks out her spider web pattern window at the Ivory Tower, the land around the Tower looks like a wasteland, but later on when Bastian, Xayide ride in the Xobile with Atreyu riding behind, the land around the Ivory Tower is rich in greenery. Later on, when the land around the Ivory Tower is collapsing, the land around the Tower is back to being a wasteland again. See more »


Falkor: Well, from what you tell me, the Emptiness has found its way into Bastian's head.
Atreyu: It's Auryn, isn't it? It works differently with humans than with us.
Falkor: Because humans need memories.
Atreyu: [goes stunned] So what I saw... was a memory!
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Crazy Credits

Bavarian State Opera is misspelled as 'Barvarian State Opera' for the Orchestra's credit. See more »


Referenced in Top 10 Sequels That Aren't as Bad as Everyone Says (2010) See more »


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Thank God it ended
15 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

I have to admit I was actually looking forward to seeing this film, especially since I had seen the first Neverending Story when I was a little kid. It was undoubtedly one of my favorites; it was filled with fantastic characters and a storyline that didn't talk down to me.

Then I saw this movie.

I have never been a big fan of sequels in the first place, especially if the first story didn't have an ending. This sequel was one of the worst I have seen by far. It is overly simplistic, and I felt no sympathy at all for this new and older Bastian, who seemed dumber than rocks before the evil witch/queen/woman-with-weird-eyes started stealing his memory away. It wasn't even the same Bastian. Come to think of it, not one of the characters was played by the same actor. I get the feeling that they, even if they were out of work, wanted absolutely nothing to do with this hack-job of a film.

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