PG | | Adventure, Drama, Family
A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.
One of poet/writer J.R. Gabriel's favorite childhood movies. After leaving Upstate New York to live in Arizona, the movie provided inspiration towards Gabriel becoming a professional writer.
The Childlike Empress:
It was the only way to get in touch with an earthling.
Atreyu: But I didn't get in touch with an earthling!
The Childlike Empress: Yes, you did. He has suffered with you. He went through everything you went through; and now, he has come here with you. He is very close... ...
In the US version, when The Nothing first appears and Rockbiter drives away, his position relative to the camera changes inconsistently between shots.
Detailed differences between the German (97 minutes, PAL) and the US/International version (90 minutes, PAL):
$4,325,823 (USA) (22 July 1984)