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Fantastica (called Fantasia in the films) is the vast and mystical universe within Michael Ende's novel titled The Neverending Story.

Geography[]

It is impossible to give a definite Fantastican geography, as it changes often.

Its imperial capital is called The Ivory Tower which is also home to Fantastica's ruler, the Childlike Empress.

During the all life of a human that makes their wishes true using the potential of their imagination and the power of Fantastica, its geography responses to the volition of that human in particular, until that person abandons their dreams and fantasies - an event that causes the slow destruction of Fantastica by The Nothing - or until another human starts to do the same thing with the power of Fantastica. Since that moment, Fantastica's geography suffers several changes, either by destruction or by reconstruction.

Locations[]

Inhabitants[]

Novel[]

Fantastica represents human imagination and survives solely on the dreamers of the world.

The author of The Neverending Story, Michael Ende, describes it:

Once someone dreams a dream, it can't just drop out of existence. But if the dreamer can't remember it, what becomes of it? It lives on in Fantastica, deep under Earth. There are forgotten dreams stored in many layers. The deeper one digs, the closer they are. All Fantastica rests on a foundation of forgotten dreams.

Films[]

The NeverEnding Story (1984)[]

The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)[]

The NeverEnding Story III: Escape from Fantasia (1994)[]

TV Series[]

The Neverending Story (1996)[]

Tales from the Neverending Story (2001) []

Behind the scenes[]

The NeverEnding Story (1984)[]

The Fantasia scenes were filmed on Stage 1 of Bavaria Studios, with additional photography taking place in Spain and California.

The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)[]

The Fantasia scenes were filmed on Stage 7 of Bavaria Studios, with additional photography taking place in Argentina.

The NeverEnding Story III: Escape from Fantasia (1994)[]

All of the Fantasia scenes were filmed at Studio Babelsberg; the Crystal Cave was filmed on Stage 3 of the Marlene-Dietrich-Halle, and the forest scenes were also filmed on the Marlene-Dietrich-Halle.

Tales from the Neverending Story (2001) []

Trivia[]

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