It's toys all the way down
Man that scene really upset me when I was a small kid, love the first The Neverending Story film.
Yeah, they really put Atreyu through his paces just so a kid will feel part of the story enough to name the Childlike Empress. I mean...did the horse have to die? Guess you gotta cry to feel like you're part of the story.Anyway, you should read the book sometime! It's fantastic.
Come on horse it's a dead...!! Oh...
He's not dead. He's just fat.