Where the Wild Things Are Movie

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Who's Involved:

Tom Hanks, John Carls, Benicio Del Toro, Forest Whitaker, Jon Jashni, Gary Goetzman, Michael Berry, Dave Eggers, Catherine Keener, Paul Dano, Catherine O'Hara, Spike Jonze, Lauren Ambrose, Bruce Berman, Lynn Harris, Tom Noonan, Maurice Sendak

Rating: PG

Runtime: 1 hr, 34 m

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 ...

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Where the Wild Things Are Plot: What's the story?

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.

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Where the Wild Things Are Cast: Who are the actors?

Film Details & Notes: What do we know about Where the Wild Things Are?

  1. An adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic children's story. The film is expected to be live-action with heavy CGI-animated elements. Lauren Ambrose will replace Michelle Williams (11/26/07).

Crew and Production Credits: Who's making Where the Wild Things Are?

A look at the Where the Wild Things Are behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Spike Jonze last directed Her and Adaptation.. The film's writer Spike Jonze last wrote Her.

Director

Spike Jonze

Producers

John Carls
Gary Goetzman
Tom Hanks
Maurice Sendak

Production Timeline: When did the Where the Wild Things Are come together?

On or about August 8, 2009 • The film was in Completed status.

On or about March 18, 2009 • The film was in Post-Production status.

Where the Wild Things Are Release Date: When was it released?

Where the Wild Things Are was released in 2009 on Friday, October 16, 2009 in 3,735 theaters. There were 8 other movies released on the same date, including The Stepfather, Law Abiding Citizen and The Ministers.
United States
October 16, 2009 Nationwide
Canada
October 16, 2009

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

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