Long time reader, first time poster:).
I've recently gotten into environment design (using Blender primarily) and this challenge is a great way to motivate myself and get something done. TNES is my all-time favorite movie and as soon as I heard about this contest I knew I had to give it a try! I'm currently thinking about the scene towards the end of the movie - flying in space among the remaining few shards of Fantasia, etc. - but I might switch over to the first flyover-towards-the-Ivory-Tower because it's so incredibly gorgeous as well.
Loved seeing the Artax Scene already namechecked! Neverending Story fans represent!
In all seriousness it's a fantastically designed movie thanks primarily to Ul Del Rico, a true magician / set designer - and if you're short on inspiration I highly recommend giving it a look. I can only hope to do it justice in my own humble way.
Good luck to everyone!
Pictured: my Auryn, an original prop from the actual movie:)