RIP Artax

Published August 24, 2009 by Graham

One of the most powerfully emotional scenes ever seen in a children’s film: the death of Artax in The Neverending Story. Who didn’t feel for Atreyu and his trusty steed? Let us not forget this noble horse who tragically subsumed to the darkness. Keep Artax in your mind, next time you find yourself wading through The Swamp of Sadness.

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8 comments so far

  1. corqsan says:

    C’mon! You ruined my day! I have totally forgot this! OMG

  2. Andy says:

    It’s OK, Bastian brings him back at the end.

  3. tim says:

    best neverending story montage of all time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R72joz4JYH4

  4. Sean says:

    I never understood why Artex just gave up and let the sadness get to him…

    Great line delivery: “I understand, it’s too difficult for you.”

  5. stark says:

    i will always thank this film for the ability to say “artex noooooo!” to friends and “atreyu, be confident” to myself.

  6. wcgut says:

    this is something i can never get over, even when im like thirty frigging something now

  7. Cherry Lou says:

    Probably the movie scene that made me the saddest. I cried every time.

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