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The Never Ending Story

A grief stricken boy is forced to face his fears when he becomes involved in the story line of a magical book, which contains some dramatic and thematic elements inappropriate for young children. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B-
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Run Time: 92
Theater Release: 20 Jul 1984
Video Release: 04 Sep 2001
MPAA Rating: PG
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To find other worlds of pure imagination, see our review of Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory, Fantasia 2000, or Jumanji. For stories of children coming to terms with life and bullies, try Harriet The Spy, or Disney’s The Kid.

Home Video Extra Features

Release Date: September 4, 2001:

  • Package type: Snap case
  • Aspect ratio:
    Widescreen anamorphic - 1.85:1
    Full screen (standard) - 1.33:1
  • DVD encoding: Region 1
  • Available audio tracks: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround).
  • Available subtitles: English, French, Spanish.

DVD Extras:

  • Production notes
  • Theatrical trailer

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