Where the wild things are
|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
|Availability:||Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 3 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
Temper tantrums -- Drama.
Siblings -- Drama.
Mothers and sons -- Drama.
Children's costumes -- Drama.
Runaway children -- Drama.
Action and adventure films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Burbank, CA :Distributed by Warner Home Video,2010
|Other Titles|| Where the wild things are.
Goetzman, Gary, 1952-
Records, Max, 1997-
Ambrose, Lauren, 1978-
Cooper, Chris, 1951-
O, Karen, 1978-
Sendak, Maurice. Where the wild things are.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
Village Roadshow Pictures.
Wild Things (Firm)
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Catherine Keener, Max Records, Mark Ruffalo, Lauren Ambrose, Chris Cooper, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara, Forest Whitaker.
Music, Karen O, Carter Burwell.
MPAA rating: PG; for mild thematic elements, some adventure action and brief language.
English (DTS-HD 5.1, Dolby 5.1), dubbed French (Dolby 5.1) or dubbed Spanish dialogue (Dolby 5.1) dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Title from container.
Based on the book by Maurice Sendak.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.
Special features: Higglety pigglety pop! or There must be more to life: a new live-action/animated adaptation of Maurice Sendak's book; "HBO First Look: "Where the wild things are:" behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film; series of "Where the wild things are" shorts by Lance Bangs: "Maurice and Spike," "Max and Spike," "The Records family," "Carter Burwell," " 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."
This Blu-ray disc is copy protected.
Blu-ray disc, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby DTS-HD Master 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, 1080p High Defnition; requires Blu-ray player.
1 Blu-ray Disc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.