Was Artax a real horse?

Artax (1995–2012) was an American Champion Thoroughbred racehorse. He was named after a horse featured in the children’s fantasy novel “The Neverending Story”. Artax equaled or broke three track records during the 1999 racing season when he won the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, Carter Handicap and Forest Hills Handicap.

What happened to the horse that played Artax?

Contrary to an Internet rumor, the horse that played Artax did not really ‘die’ during the filming of the Swamp of Sadness scene. In fact, the horse was actually given to Noah Hathaway after filming as a gift.

Did they use a real horse in The NeverEnding Story?

That one scene took over two and a half weeks. The real horse never really died. They were more careful with that horse than they were with me! I got hurt a hell of a lot more.

Did Artax come back to life?

Artax is Atrayu’s best friend, and they go in search for a cure for the Childlike Empress in the Never Ending Story. Artrax dies in the Swamp of Sadness, but is brought back to life when Bastian re-creates Fantasia.

What happened to Atreyu?

Noah Hathaway (Atreyu) – After the film, he appeared in an episode of Family Ties and the 1986 movie Troll. He’s continued to act occasionally as an adult in movies such as The Chair (2018) and Blue Dream (2013). He’s also worked as a tattoo artist.

Who owns the rights to NeverEnding story?

The NeverEnding Story
Production companiesNeue Constantin Film Bavaria Film Producers Sales Organization
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release datesApril 6, 1984 (West Germany) July 20, 1984 (USA)
Running time94 minutes

Why is The NeverEnding Story called The NeverEnding Story?

The NeverEnding Story suggests that Atreyu’s journey has happened many times before, and will probably happen again. This cycle of life and destruction and life emerging again is a neverending story.

How was the Swamp of Sadness filmed?

The Swamp of Sadness scene involved Atreyu’s horse Artax drowning. It was sad and horrific, but a nightmare to shoot because horses don’t normally allow themselves to be submerged in black goo. It took seven weeks to properly train the horse to stand on the submerged platform and remain there as it descended.

How did they make falkor?

Constructed by Guiseppe Tortura, the frame was made of airplane steel. Because of its size, only special parts could be moved. It had 16 moving facilities which controlled 36 tackles enabling this Falcor to speak, laugh, roll its eyes, twinkle and frown.

What breed of horse was Artax in The NeverEnding Story?

Artax, the horse belonging to the main character Atreyu in the children’s fantasy novel The Neverending Story. Artax (horse), an American Champion Thoroughbred racehorse named after the fictional character.

Is Artax still alive?

Artax died on January 8, 2012 in an equine hospital in Brazil due to complications from colic.


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