Thursday, August 21, 2008
It was a cartoon doncha know.
Originally aired in 2001 Only 25 episodes aired. The cartoon is based on a mixture of the book and its characters and of the movies. However, it is a cartoon showing early Saturday and Sunday mornings, which means that it is directed to the youngsters and oftentimes specifically sends out a blatant moral message.
In the book, "But that's another story and shall be told another time" is a repeated phrase encouraging the reader to continue exploring the imagination. The cartoon now tells those other stories. Bastian picks up The Neverending Story and begins imagining more adventures, with friend Barktroll (a creature that is part tree, part troll). Those who oppose him often are Xayide and Nimbly.
On videotape...Three episodes are on a 90-minute tape being sold from $9.95 to $14.95. The episodes on the tape are The Belt Of Invisibility, The Three Feeling Stone, and Tears Of Sadness.
No DVD has been slated.
Who knew there were so many incarnations of this damn story. It truly doesn't end.