A young boy named Max has an active imagination, and he will throw fits if others don't go along with what he wants. Max - following an incident with Claire (his sister) and her friends, and following a tantrum which he throws as a result of his Mother paying more attention to her boyfriend than to him - runs away from home. Wearing his wolf costume at the time, Max not only runs away physically, but runs toward a world in his imagination. This world, an ocean away, is inhabited by large wild beasts, including one named Carol who is much like Max himself in temperament. Instead of eating Max like they normally would with creatures of his type, the wild things befriend Max after he proclaims himself a king who can magically solve all their problems.Written by
Max Records' favorite scene in the original book, is when Max meets a sea monster. That scene is however not included in the film. See more »
When we first see the wild things, they are seen in silhouette, and are shown to be speaking, yet their mouths don't move when their talking. This could be a way to save money of CGI, as the mouths were moved using computers, and they could assume that people wouldn't notice through the dark lighting. See more »
Hey, Claire. Wanna see something great?
[on the phone]
Who else was there?
It's an igloo! I made it.
Yeah, my brother.
I can't. We're supposed to go to my dad's that weekend.
The snowplows left some snow across the street, and I dug a hole into it.
Go and play with your friends.
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The logos for Warner Bros., Legendary Pictures, and Village Roadshow Pictures are covered with Max's scribblings. See more »
After Reading "Heads On And We Shoot", I fell in love with the film
When watching this movie, I convinced myself not to like it and to shame upon it for being dark and depressing, unlike Sendak's book which I grew up with. After reading "Heads On and We Shoot: The Making of Where the Wild Things Are" I fell in love with the movie. The amount (many years, in fact) of time that went into making this movie along with the minimal cast and crew diced in with some fresh and unique storytelling, neat cinematography, and a wonderful director who created bonds and friendships with almost everyone on set made this movie so enjoyable to watch again and again, although my family did not necessarily like the constant tidbits of awesome information that I spewed out throughout the film the third time I watched it.
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