The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (German: Die unendliche Geschichte II Auf der Suche nach Phantsien) (1990) is a sequel to the fantasy film The NeverEnding Story. It was directed by George T. Miller and starred Jonathan Brandis as Bastian Bux, Kenny Morrison as Atreyu, and Alexandra Johnes as the Childlike Empress. This film used a number of plot elements from the second half of Michael Ende's original novel The NeverEnding Story, but introduced a new storyline. Upon its American theatrical release in 1991, the Bugs Bunny animated short "Box-Office Bunny" was shown before the movie. This short was also included on the VHS and Laserdisc release later that year.