If you live near or have the opportunity to visit Munich, you're in for a real treat. The German studio, Bavaria Films, offers its visitors the chance to see the real-life props and models used in one of the most beloved children's films of all time, The NeverEnding Story. Ever since we discovered an Etsy artist producing these handmade Falkor plush toys, we've been ablaze with nostalgia for the film. And now, children (and adults, we hope) have the opportunity to "ride" the original Falkor used in the actual film! A total dream come true!
Visitors will be able to view and interact with the some of the 1984 film‘s most majestic models at the movie’s original film studio. The cult classic was mostly shot in Germany, with some locations filmed in Vancouver and Spain. Similar to Universal Studios, Bavaria Films offers guided tours and all sorts of amusements as part of one of Europe’s largest film studios.
The studio even offers birthday parties for little ones, with plenty of opportunities for every child to pose riding on top of the iconic Falkor. Other creatures which appeared in the original film include the turtle, snail, and winged oracles. Considering the fact that most U.S. production companies send their props to the landfill, we’re especially happy to see a studio honoring and preserving memorable pieces of a film.
via Dangerous Minds