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Come For Me, Gmork! by Loneanimator Come For Me, Gmork! by Loneanimator
Atreyu meets his pursuer as shown in the movie "The Neverending Story", though not in the book.
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TheKittenKat Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018
I just came across this when I was looking through you art work! You brought many childhood memories back for me! Thank you! :)
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
My pleasure! There are many, MANY things you could illustrate from The Neverending Story, but I think this scene is strangely overlooked.
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TheKittenKat Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018
Really? I didn't really think it would be over look. I mean a wolf lunged at a kit in an attempt to kill him. Then again, there are racing snails, luck dragons, rock biters, and many other fantasy things in the world of the Never Ending Story. 
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
I think it's because the other creatures are featured much more in the movie, than the Gmork.
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Gojilion91 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!
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dotdonahue Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018
Very cool.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner May 11, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks! :)
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018
 At least he WOULD if this weren't Our Hero!
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Atreyu made pretty short work of that Gmork.
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018
 That's quite a relief - one would hate to see him play Peter to this Big Bad Wolf!
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018
 Atreyu: "I going to need a bigger EVERYTHING.":o (Eek) 
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GoldandSliverDragon Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018
Funny thing, I'm planning on showing my little brother this next time I watch him.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Good idea! It's a really magical movie.
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GoldandSliverDragon Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018
Now that I think about it I never saw the other movies in the series.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
And you don't have to, trust me.
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GoldandSliverDragon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018
That bad? Wait didn't also make a show base on it too?
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
There was a two-season animated show, which dealt with the further adventures of Bastian, and then there was also the Canadian live-action "Tales From the Neverending Story." Avoid that one like a veneral disease! I couldn't even get through the first episode.
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GoldandSliverDragon Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018
I'll keep that in mind
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grassa48 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
He:

Has more guts than sense.

Has been taken by surprise.

Is frustrated by the beastie past endurance.

Love it!
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Atreyu's attitude is; we're gonna die anyway, and you've been looking for a fight. Here I am, so let's fight!
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grassa48 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Ahhh. Frustrated and annoyed past endurance then. He is a hero now, being too scared, too annoyed and too angry to give a damn anymore.
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scorpionlover42 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018
Now that's a hell hound! Clap 
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
It's a hell of a hound!
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jotunnheimar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
He died to easily
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
He died off-camera, so yes :) I suspect that was because the movie was aimed at kids and families, and showing Atreyu killing the Gmork with a sharp stone would've been too much for their sensibilities. And it didn't look like the Gmork puppet was geared towards very complicated action scenes. Compare this to the acrobatic fight between Perseus and his pals with Dioskilos in Harryhausen's "Clash of the Titans."
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maxvision92 Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
He was not. He was so heavy that Noah Hathaway was nearly knocked out. Not only that, but apparently the way the puppet landed, Hathaway was mere centimeters from getting his eye scratched out by one of the claws of the thing. So they decided not to risk a second take.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
I read an article about the making of the movie in Reader's Digest way back in 1984. I got the impression that all the puppets were quite heavy due to the way they were constructed. It's strange, because you can compare them to the puppets of The Dark Crystal (made a couple of years earlier), which are pretty expressive, but much more mobile and light weight. Just different ways of crafting stuff from different creative teams.
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maxvision92 Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm going to assume it's partially due to the Creature Shop not being available at the time, or else would have been prohibitively expensive, as, from what I've heard, at the time, The Neverending Story was the most expensive movie ever filmed outside of the two superpowers of the time.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner May 20, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
During the later 1980's and 90's quite a few American FX studios perfected monster suits and puppets, but during the making of "Neverending Story" it was still a bit trial and error.
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maxvision92 Featured By Owner May 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
After all, it was a mostly German production.
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jotunnheimar Featured By Owner Edited Feb 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess that's true. Watching behind the scenes the puppet required several controllers just to move his face.

But i still wished his demise was given more dignity considering (in my opinion) he was the most memorable character in the movie.

Seriously, every sentence he said was just chilling 
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DonaldMoore909 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018
The Never Ending Story was a good movie, I enjoyed it even though it was made for kids. It had a good plot that told a important story about life while in a world of fantasy.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
It really did, and I think it holds up well. Michael Ende who wrote the book hated it, though.
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FlashGordonArt Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I'll never forget the Gmork's words about what giving up on hopes and dreams can do to a person. Even today, I refuse to associate being a 'grown-up' with turning into a bitter, cynical wreck. Otherwise, the servant of the Nothing will be biting into your soul and tossing you around however he wants to!
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
"..but now I have put away childish things." Yes, such an attitude towards life will turn a person into a cold fish indeed. Funny that this wisdom was related to us by the villain of the movie.
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