Neverending Story: Falkor Retrieves Auryn the Amulet

(June 2017)

Part of my ongoing portfolio work to adapt bits of Michael Ende’s “The Neverending Story” for animation.

This is near the climax of the first act. Atreyu and Falkor have been separated in a storm while attempting to find the borders of Fantasia.

This was a short little scene where Falkor searches for Atreyu and winds up recovering Auryn, the amulet that has been guiding their quest. He nearly gets caught by the Nothing. I think I padded it way more than needed, but I suppose it was good practice with Falkor… And I’ve been visualizing the Nothing as static, like the visual and auditory hallucinations you get when your senses are deprived of stimulus.

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