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The NeverEnding Story

Released

Jul 20, 1984

Latest Home Video

Oct 07, 2014

MPAA Rating

PG

Studio

1984 Warner Bros.

Still shot from the movie: The NeverEnding Story.

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Synopsis

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

Content Details

Why Is The NeverEnding Story Rated PG?

The NeverEnding Story is rated PG

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Overall: B-
A grief stricken boy is forced to face his fears when he becomes involved in the storyline of a magical book, which contains some dramatic and thematic elements inappropriate for young children.

Violence: C+
Character threatened, chased by bullies and forced into garbage dumpster. Skulls and bones seen several times in backdrop. Fantastical characters in story may confuse or frighten young viewers. Terrifying wolf beast seen periodically. Implied drowning of horse. Depictions of earthquakes, rocks falling, and debris flying through the air. Character’s arm wounded, some blood shown. Character zapped and killed by destructive laser beams emitted from statues. Gruesome burnt face shown. Gondola-like contraption hits ground, man spills out (no injury). Boy falls from great height, lands in water. Character mortally wounds beast during fight, blood shown.

Sexual Content: B-
Use of make-up has young female character looking older than her years. Boy’s chest occasionally revealed in low-cut tunic. Stone sphinx statues (human from waist up, animal from waist down) display topless female nudity.

Language: A
Minor insults.

Alcohol / Drug Use: B+
Magical potions used for healing purposes.

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to The NeverEnding Story.

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.

Canadian Movie Ratings

BC
SK
Not Rated
AB PG reclassified in 2014
MB Not Rated
ON Not Rated
QC Not Rated
NB
NS
NL
PE
Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of The NeverEnding Story...

Home Video Notes:TheNeverEndingStory
Release Date: 7 October 2014
The NeverEnding Story releases to home video in a 30th Anniversary Edition on October 7, 2014.

Home Video Notes:The NeverEnding Story
Release Date: September 4, 2001
DVD Extras:
- Production notes
- Theatrical trailer

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CTRMovie says: Aug. 29, 2011

This is a great show with a great message which has probably been given an inaccurate content grade.  I would give it an overall content grade of B, with a B- for violence and a B for sexual content, as both of these are somewhat milder than the reviewer suggests.

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