|AVA international GmbH||
For all of Michael Ende's works apart from the children's books and the plays, the literature agency AVA International represents the rights for translation and foreign language publishing as well as the media rights.
AVA international GmbH
The audio rights of Michael Ende's works are held by the audio publishing house Hörbuch Hamburg, which also maintains a theme page concerning the author.
Hörbuch Hamburg HHV GmbH
Many of Michael Ende’s greatest works have been published by Thienemann Verlag, now Thienemann-Esslinger Verlag. The publishers have an extensive website dedicated to Michael Ende and hold the copyrights for Die unendliche Geschichte (The Neverending Story), Momo, Der satanarchäolügenialkohöllische Wunschpunsch (The Night of Wishes), Das Traumfresserchen (The Dream Eater), Tranquilla Trampeltreu (Tranquilla Trampeltrue — The Persistent Tortoise), as well as many others.
Thienemann-Esslinger Verlag GmbH
|Verlag für Kindertheater||
The Verlag für Kindertheater (Publishers for children’s theatre) holds the copyright for selected works by Michael Ende, e.g. Das Traumfresserchen (The Dream Eater) oder Die unendliche Geschichte (The Neverending Story). More information about theatre rights you can find in the section Theatre.
Verlag für Kindertheater
|Vertriebsstelle und Verlag deutscher Bühnenschriftsteller und -komponisten (VVB)||
Die VVB (Distribution and Publishing of German Stage Writers and Composers) holds the theatre rights for selected works by Michael Ende, e. g. Jim Button. On their homepage you find theatre performances, including those of Michael Ende’s plays, announced. More information about theatre rights you can find in the section Theatre.
Vertriebsstelle und Verlag deutscher Bühnenschriftsteller und –komponisten (VVB)
|Biography with a lot of links in the SciFi-Encyclopaedia||
What does Phantásia have in common with Star Trek, Sofie’s World, Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams? – The imagination as a world setting, a mirror to our reality.
|Filmography of Michael Ende||
Those interested in the films after work by Michael Ende, will find what he is looking for in the International Movie Database (IMDb). Here we find the most relevant information summarised in English.
|English Fanpage about the “The Neverending Story”||
To make The Neverending Story even more popular and show all possible ways to Phantásia – that is the goal of this English fan page. Deliberately, films and computer games have been included, they even build the main focus of the page, even though many fans think they do the book no justice at all. The owner of the page, however, agrees with Karl Konread Koreander when he thinks that many doors lead to Phantásia – better to use a not so pretty one to get there than not to get there at all.
|Photographic Gallery of Isolde Ohlbaum||
In the online archive of photographer Isolde Ohlbaum the visitor can view seven portrait photographs of Michael Ende. This is how we all remember the creator of Atreju and Momo: as an old man with a white beard.
|Exchange of Letters between Michael Ende and Werner Zurfluh||
Between 1988 and 1994 Michael Ende had a lively exchange of letters with Swiss scientist and psychologist Werner Zurfluh. Ende had read his book Quellen der Nacht (Sources of the Night) and was deeply impressed. In their letters the two of them exchange thoughts about several subjects: starting with esoteric to success, anthroposophy and modern art up to dreams and fairytales. Openly and very personally, Michael Ende talks about his problems with the modern esoteric of affluence and their gurus, but also about his thoughts regarding fairytales and dreams. An interesting document for those who want to delve deeper into the inner world behind Jim Button and Bastian Balthasar Bux.
|Information from the “Kongress der Phantasie” (Congress of Fantasy)||
In summer 2000, 5 years after the death of Michael Ende, a “Congress of Fantasy” was held in Passau. Within the context of the congress a memorial volume was published. The article by Y. Hirota that can be read here allows Michael Ende to speak about subjects, which were dear to his heart during his life: about literature, about the relationship between East and West, and about his critical position towards a purely purpose orientated economy. His criticism of the materialism and the crimes that big corporations commit against the environment is more relevant today than ever. And with an astonishing economical experiment, the writer shows us that economy does not always have to cost mankind dear.
|Great Website about Michael Ende in Spanish||
This extensive Spanish page offers much more than just a comprehensive biography. In her summary of his life, journalist Ana Garralón includes Michael Ende’s intellectual background as son of the surrealistic painter Edgar Ende and also his view on Literature in general. An interview (from the Zeit of 14 November 1994) allows the author to speak for himself. He speaks about the adventure that every new book was for him, but also about his youth during the Second World War and about the prohibition of some of his books in the GDR. Furthermore, readers can inform themselves about his complete work and books about him (in Spanish).
|Michael Ende-Page in Spanish||
Short and to the point, this page in Spanish contains everything worth knowing about Michael Ende. A summary of his life introduces the author, as well as this there is a list of his books and of their film versions. The extensive comments about some of the works make you want to read more.
|Michael Ende and his father Edgar Ende||
Michael Ende was the son of one of the most important German painters of the 20th century: Edgar Ende. Many things that were driving forces for the father were also decisive for the son. For the visionary painter Edgar Ende art was a step into the unknown, an encounter with angels and demons. To collect ideas he used to withdraw to a darkroom where he waited until piercingly sharp pictures would appear in front of his inner eye. Apart from a comprehensive biography and many pictures and photographs, this website also contains a long chapter about Ende’s relationship with his son Michael.
|Michael Ende on Wikipedia||
The Wikipedia article about Michael Ende summarises his life and work, speaks about his awards and his reception and offers links for further reading. In addition, a number of quotations allow the creator of Jim Button and Momo to speak for himself.
|Michael Ende and the Phantastische Gesellschaft (Fantastic Society)||
On 12 November 2003, the Phantastische Gesellschaft (Fantastic Society) with its seat in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Michael Ende’s birthplace, was founded. The society supports fantastic literature and art, especially the work of Michael Ende. The Website offers a very comprehensive biography of Michael Ende with many pictures and photographs. It informs about the permanent exhibition about Michael Ende in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and in addition offers information for everybody interested in Michael Ende’s intellectual background: which books and painters were relevant to himself?
|Michael Ende Museum in Munich||
A few years ago, the Internationale Jugendbibliothek (International Library for Young Readers) in the Blutenburg the Munich district of Obermenzing opened Germany’s first Michael Ende-Museum. Between Ende’s furniture, letters, drawings, photographs and personal items, the visitor can once more submerge in the world of the popular write. Opening hours: Saturday and Sunday 2pm to 5pm, weekdays appointment only.
Michael Ende-Museum Schloß Blutenburg