15 Surprising Facts About Your Favorite Childhood Film, "The Neverending Story"
2. Noah Hathaway, the actor who played Atreyu, actually had a really bad horse-riding accident just before shooting began.
He had to spend two months in the hospital recovering from a crushed vertebra after a horse fell on top of him.
5. Tami Stronach, who played the Childlike Empress, lost two teeth before filming and had to wear fake teeth, aka flippers for the shoot.
6. The scenes in the Swamps of Sadness took two months to film...
And that was only a fraction of the entire film shoot, which lasted a whole year.