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Adventure. 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.



What really got me hooked on Maurice Senak's classic book Where the Wild Things Are was Levar Burton. After he did an episode of 'Reading Rainbow' on it, I grabbed my Belton Public Library card and dragged my Mom out to the car. I had to have it! For a lot of kids, "Where the Wild Things Are" was and hopefully still is a special experience. Now it's being made into a movie, and though I'm no longer exactly in the story's target age bracket, it's hard not to be a little bit excited.


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Unless you’re familiar with the band, news of Spike Jonze reuniting with Arcade Fire is unexciting. However, Jonze’s use of the song “Wake Up” in the Where the Wild Things Are trailer is a complete game changer.

Spike Jonze To Reunite With Arcade Fire For A Short Film

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Maurice Sendak Producing A Harold And The Purple Crayon Movie

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Blendcast: Three Men And Political Correctness Aside

Weekend Box Office: Wild Things Take Top Spot Weekend Box Office: Wild Things Take Top Spot
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Weekend Box Office: Wild Things Take Top Spot

Green Eggs & Action: Kids' Books That Spike Jonze Should Adapt Next Green Eggs & Action: Kids' Books That Spike Jonze Should Adapt Next
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Green Eggs & Action: Kids' Books That Spike Jonze Should Adapt Next

Where The Wild Things Are: See It, But Only Once Where The Wild Things Are: See It, But Only Once
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Where The Wild Things Are: See It, But Only Once

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Blendcast: Three Men And A Wild Rumpus

Where The Wild Things Are Clips Where The Wild Things Are Clips
I don’t know how it is in your house but in mine, whenever one of those amazing Where the Wild Things Are promos comes on television, everything stops. Doesn’t matter how many times we’ve seen it

Where The Wild Things Are Clips

Entire Where The Wild Things Are Soundtrack Streaming Free Online Entire Where The Wild Things Are Soundtrack Streaming Free Online
Music nerds, prepare yourselves-- the entire soundtrack is available for live streaming right now. It includes "All is Love," the track previously available online and now ready for purchase at iTunes, but also the rest of the soundtrack

Entire Where The Wild Things Are Soundtrack Streaming Free Online

Giveaway: Where The Wild Things Are Soundtrack And Prize Pack Giveaway: Where The Wild Things Are Soundtrack And Prize Pack
If you're among the people who have fallen in love with the movie's trailer, and might admit to tearing up a bit, you should enter the contest we have running before the movie opens on October 16. One lucky winner will win

Giveaway: Where The Wild Things Are Soundtrack And Prize Pack

More Wonderful Where The Wild Things Are Character Posters More Wonderful Where The Wild Things Are Character Posters
Warner Bros. has just sent us yet another amazing, all new batch of Where the Wild Things Are character posters. Featured are four more of the wonderful characters created for the film by the often underutilized Jim Henson Creature Workshop

More Wonderful Where The Wild Things Are Character Posters

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Stunning Where The Wild Things Are TV Spots

Monstrous Where The Wild Things Are Character Posters Monstrous Where The Wild Things Are Character Posters
Warner Bros. has released four great new character posters for Where the Wild Things Are. Warning: Posters may contain monsters. Actually the definitely contain monsters and at least one little boy monster king

Monstrous Where The Wild Things Are Character Posters

New Where The Wild Things Are Poster New Where The Wild Things Are Poster
When you take a beloved children’s book to the big screen, you’re either going to be a hero or torn to pieces for defaming a story so many people consider a significant part of their childhood. Lucky for Spike Jonez, every bit of material from Where The Wild Things Are that’s reached the public eye, has been nothing short of glorious.

New Where The Wild Things Are Poster

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Surreal Where The Wild Things Are Poster Covers Filter

Listen To A New Karen O Track From Where The Wild Things Are Listen To A New Karen O Track From Where The Wild Things Are
I know I've heard a bit of this song somewhere, maybe at Comic Con, but even on its own it fits nicely in to the vibe already established by the film. Honestly, it doesn't sound all that unlike the Arcade Fire song used in the trailer

Listen To A New Karen O Track From Where The Wild Things Are

Excerpt From Where The Wild Things Are Companion Novel Excerpt From Where The Wild Things Are Companion Novel
Maybe it’s the hipster in me dying to get out, but Dave Eggers is by far my favorite author. Not just because of his novels but also because of the amazing things he does at 826 Valencia to get kids writing

Excerpt From Where The Wild Things Are Companion Novel

New Where The Wild Things Are Trailer: Let The Wild Rumpus Start! New Where The Wild Things Are Trailer: Let The Wild Rumpus Start!
Where the Wild Things Are has an amazing, new, full length trailer with even more of the amazing imagery, groovy music, and thoughtful vibe of the previous trailer. It just keeps looking better and better

New Where The Wild Things Are Trailer: Let The Wild Rumpus Start!

Video: Where The Wild Things Are Featurette Video: Where The Wild Things Are Featurette
At some point in the following Where the Wild Things Are featurette, author Maurice Sendak compares the people who transformed his book into a movie to a bunch of hippies

Video: Where The Wild Things Are Featurette

Jonze And Sendak Meeting Like Something From A Spike Jonze Movie Jonze And Sendak Meeting Like Something From A Spike Jonze Movie
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Jonze And Sendak Meeting Like Something From A Spike Jonze Movie

Comic Con In Photos: Preview Night Madness! Comic Con In Photos: Preview Night Madness!
I jumped in and snapped some photos of the movie-related goings on, which included poster giveaways for District 9, a straw hut for Where the Wild Things Are, a giant replica of Bumblebee in both Autobot and Camaro form, and much much more

Comic Con In Photos: Preview Night Madness!

Comic Con: Where The Wild Things Are Will Roar In IMAX Comic Con: Where The Wild Things Are Will Roar In IMAX
IMAX, once thought of as a venue used primarily for nature films, has become the go to method for watching Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters. Till now that’s mostly meant animated movies, wizards, superheroes, and movies with lots of explosions

Comic Con: Where The Wild Things Are Will Roar In IMAX

Spike Jonze Blogs About Wild Things and Other Things Spike Jonze Blogs About Wild Things and Other Things
WeLoveYouSo.com serves as more of a love letter to all things Wild Things than a normal behind-the-scenes Director’s blog. On it, Jonze has posted everything from interviews he’s found on the internet with Maurice Sendak

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