Where The Wild Things Are

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Innovative director Spike Jonze collaborates with celebrated author Maurice Sendak to bring one of the most beloved books of all time to the big screen in Where the Wild Things Are, a classic story about childhood and the places we go to figure out... read more
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Innovative director Spike Jonze collaborates with celebrated author Maurice Sendak to bring one of the most beloved books of all time to the big screen in Where the Wild Things Are, a classic story about childhood and the places we go to figure out the world we live in. The film tells the story of Max, a rambunctious and sensitive boy who feels misunderstood at home and escapes to where the Wild Things are. Max lands on an island where he meets mysterious and strange creatures whose emotions are as wild and unpredictable as their actions. The Wild Things desperately long for a leader to guide them, just as Max longs for a kingdom to rule. When Max is crowned king, he promises to create a place where everyone will be happy. Max soon finds, though, that ruling his kingdom is not so easy and his relationships there prove to be more complicated than he originally thought.

Original Release

10/16/2009

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Directors

Spike Jonze

Writers

Spike Jonze, Dave Eggers, Maurice Sendak

Cast

Producers

Bruce Berman Executive Producer
Jon Jashni Executive Producer
Scott Mednick Executive Producer
Thomas Tull Executive Producer
Tom Hanks Producer
John B. Carls Producer
Gary Goetzman Producer
Vincent Landay Producer
Maurice Sendak Producer
Natalie Farrey Producer
Catherine Keener Producer
Emma Wilcockson Producer

Editors

James Haygood, Eric Zumbrunnen

2010 Golden Globe Best Original Score - Motion Picture Nominated
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