On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Ever wondered what became of Maxwell when he returned from Where the Wild Things were? Here is the story Maurice Sandek never got to tell. Join us for a revealing look into the life and times this storied character as an adult.

Director: Uriah Herr
Stars: Steph Barkley, Quim Cardona, Jason Catron
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  

In a small Midwestern town, a troubled teen with homicidal tendencies must hunt down and destroy a supernatural killer whilst keeping his own inner demons at bay.

Director: Billy O'Brien
Stars: Christopher Lloyd, Laura Fraser, Max Records
The Sitter (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A college student on suspension is coaxed into babysitting the kids next door, though he is fully unprepared for the wild night ahead of him.

Director: David Gordon Green
Stars: Jonah Hill, Ari Graynor, Sam Rockwell
Godzilla 2 (2019)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi

Plot is unknown.



Credited cast:
Brian Andro ...
Emile (Movement)
Karen Beardsley ...
Bernard Bennet ...
Perry Davey ...
Andrew Gallacher ...
Bernard (voice)
Mike Gallant ...
Hugh Hetherington ...
Moishe / Goat (voice)
Mary King ...
Tzippy (voice)
Jeremy Munro ...
Bruno (voice)
Stephen Rhys-Williams ...
Emile (voice)
Cengiz Saner ...
Jenny Weston ...


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

23 April 1984 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



See  »

Did You Know?


[first lines]
Max: I'm Max! M-A-X! The wolf, watch out! A king, the wild wolf-king of everything!
See more »


Version of Where the Wild Things Are (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

staging is better than the music
23 July 2010 | by (Tallahassee, FL, US) – See all my reviews

Where the Wild Things Are is an opera based on Maurice Sendak's book, with Sendak writing the opera libretto and doing the production design. Visually it's as exciting as one would expect directly from Sendak: the costumes and motion evoke the whimsy and the beauty and the emotions that we see in Sendak's drawings. The sets are similarly detailed and lovely.

Aurally, it's a different matter. Oliver Knussen's music screams mid-century academic classical music, under the philosophy that if it sounds like anything familiar, it must be bad. One result is that the music is immediately unappealing. Another is that the excellent vocalists end up screaming half the time because they are struggling so hard to find the pitch -- which they accomplish but at the cost of attention to vocal quality. Yet another is that it's nearly impossible to understand the lyrics without turning on the subtitles (which thankfully are present most of the time) -- comprehension is always a problem in opera, but it should have been possible to do better in a recording! So fans of mid-20th-century opera may appreciate the composition -- though Knussen is certainly no Carlisle Floyd. Others may prefer to ignore the soundtrack and just watch.

It's available on DVD with Higglety Pigglety Pop! on the same disc. Netflix carries it. This review is basically the same for both films.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Where the Wild Things Are (1984) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: