Max has an active imagination, and will throw a fit if others don't go along with what he wants. Following an incident with his sister Claire and her friends, Max throws a tantrum when his mother pays more attention to her boyfriend than to him - and runs away from home. Wearing his wolf costume at the time, Max not only runs away physically, but runs toward a world in his imagination. This world, an ocean away, is inhabited by large wild beasts,...
When Max feels neglected by his mother, he runs away wearing his wolf costume to a world in his imagination inhabited by unruly beasts who befriend Max after he is proclaimed king. Join the young warrior Atreyu and the faith of a young boy, Bastian, as they battle the unknown of 'The Nothing' to save the creatures of Fantasia and their Childlike Empress.