Where the wild things are
|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
|Availability:||Available at 24 Libraries 25 of 31 copies|
Visionary director Spike Jonze brings Maurice Sendak's beloved children's book to the big screen with the help of hipster icon Dave Eggers, who teamed with Jonze to pen the adapted screenplay. A mixture of real actors, computer animation, and live puppeteering, Where the Wild Things Are follows the adventures of a young boy named Max (Max Records) as he enters the world of the Wild Things, a race of strange and enormous creatures who gradually turn the young boy into their king. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Max, a rambunctious and sensitive boy feels misunderstood at home and escapes to where the Wild Things are. He 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.
Imagination in children
-- Juvenile films.
Temper tantrums -- Juvenile films.
Siblings -- Juvenile films.
Mothers and sons -- Juvenile films.
Children's costumes -- Juvenile films.
Runaway children -- Juvenile films.
Action and adventure films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Burbank, CA :Warner Home Video,2010
|Other Titles|| Where the wild things are.
Ambrose, Lauren, 1978-
Cooper, Chris, 1951-
Sendak, Maurice. Where the wild things are.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
Village Roadshow Pictures.
Wild Things (Firm)
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Max Records, Catherine Keener, Mark Ruffalo, Lauren Ambrose, Chris Cooper, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara, Forest Whitaker.
Director of photography, Lance Acord ; editors, Eric Zumbrunnen, James Haygood ; music, Karen O, Carter Burwell ; production designer, K.K. Barrett.
MPAA rating: PG; dual-layer format; for mild thematic elements, some adventure action and brief language.
In English, French and Spanish, with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.
Based on the book by Maurice Sendak.
Special features: Series of "Where the wild things are" shorts by Lance Bangs: "The absurd difficulty of filming a dog running and barking at the same time," "Crew pranks Spike," "Vampire attack: the Max Records short" and "The kids take over the picture."
DVD; region 1; widescreen (letterbox, enhanced) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.