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Where the Wild Things Are (1975)

A boy named Max imagines he is "Where The Wild Things Are''.

Director:

Gene Deitch

Writers:

Gene Deitch (adaptation), Maurice Sendak (book)
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Allen Swift Allen Swift ... Narrator (original version) (voice)
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Peter Schickele Peter Schickele ... Narrator (1988 version) (voice)
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A boy named Max imagines he is "Where The Wild Things Are''.

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USA | Czechoslovakia

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1975 (USA) See more »

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Gene Deitch's version of Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are should provide ample enjoyment for fans of both men
26 December 2009 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Just watched on YouTube as linked from the Cartoon Brew site this Western Woods production of Gene Deitch's animation of Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are". Narrated and with music by Peter Schickele, this is a straightforward telling with the still pictures of the original book by Mr. Sendak coming to glorious life courtesy of Mr. Deitch. Just marvel at how the characters just leap on screen, cavorting and jumping and just having a good time. The feature film, live action version that just came out had some nice added moments but if you didn't want that version, this one should suit you just fine. So on that note, I recommend Gene Deitch's version of Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are if you're a fan of both. P.S. Mr. Deitch is another one born in my birthtown of Chicago, Ill.


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