over 6 years
A good follow up to the first film
The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter is a 1990 fantasy film and sequel to The NeverEnding Story. It was directed by George T. Miller and starred Jonathan Brandis as Bastian Bux, Kenny Morrison as Atreyu, and Alexandra Johnes as the Childlike Empress. The only actor to return from the first film was Thomas Hill as Mr. Koreander.
This film used plot elements from Michael Ende's novel The NeverEnding Story, but introduced a new storyline.
Upon its American theatrical release in 1991, the Bugs Bunny animated short "Box-Office Bunny" was shown before the movie. This short was also included on the VHS and Laserdisc release later that year.
Bastian Bux is having troubles at home: his father, Barney, cannot relate to him—his busy workload is keeping him from spending time with his son and Bastian's fear of heights is hurting him on the swim team. Bastian flees from his problems to an old bookstore, when after picking up the NeverEnding Story book, he hears the Childlike Empress tell him...