Catalogue Number: 650-7131
Visionary director Spike Jonze (BEING JOHN MALKOVICH) brings Maurice Sendak's beloved children's book to the big screen with the help of hipster icon Dave Eggers (A HEARTBREAKING WORK OF STAGGERING GENIUS), who teamed with Jonze to pen the adapted screenplay. A mixture of real actors, computer animation, and live puppeteering, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE follows the adventures of a young boy named Max (Max Records) as he enters the world of the Wild Things, a race of strange and enormous creatures who gradually turn the young boy into their king. The film features the voice talents of James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara, and Forest Whitaker; who provide the fantastical creatures with distinct personalities, reflecting the complex emotions prevailing the mind of troubled, young Max. This mix of adult introspection and childlike charm is sure to make WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE a family classic for generations to come.