A young introverted boy finds an ancient tome that shows him the magical world of Fantasia and adventures therein.
See also: II & III.
Bastian is walking to school when he is chased by a group of bullies.
Bastian is chased by three bullies down an alley and he is thrown into a dumpster. Later he chases those same bullies while riding Falkor and forces them into the dumpster.
Bastian leaves the alley only to be chased by the bullies again.
Bastian arrives to school late and heads up to the attic to hide out and read his new book.
Source: The 80s Movies Rewind
Atreyu falls off Falkor and wakes up on the beach.