One night Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief of one kind and another, so his mother calls him 'Wild Thing' and sends him to bed without his supper. That night a forest begins to grow in Max's room and an ocean rushes by with a boat to take Max to the place where the wild things are. Max tames the wild things and crowns himself as their king, and then the wild rumpus begins. But when Max has sent the monsters to bed, and everything is quiet, he starts to feel lonely and realises it is time to sail home to the place where someone loves him best of all.
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.
Release Date: October 16, 2009
Release Time: 104 minutes
Max Records as Max
Catherine Keener as Connie
Mark Ruffalo as Adrian
Pepita Emmerichs as Claire
Steve Mouzakis as Max's teacher
Max Pfeifer, Madeleine Greaves, Joshua Jay, and Ryan Corr as Claire's friends
James Gandolfini as Carol
Lauren Ambrose as K.W.
Chris Cooper as Douglas
Forest Whitaker as Ira
Catherine O'Hara as Judith
Paul Dano as Alexander
Michael Berry Jr. as Bernard the Bull
Spike Jonze as Bob and Terry, the owls
Vincent Crowley as Carol
Alice Parkinson as K.W.
John Leary as Douglas
Sam Longley as Ira
Nick Farnell as Judith
Sonny Gerasimowicz as Alexander
Angus Sampson as Bernard the Bull
Maurice Bernard Sendak is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature who is best known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, published in 1963. An elementary school (from kindergarten to grade five) in North Hollywood, California is named in his honor.
Sendak was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Polish-Jewish immigrant parents, and decided to become an illustrator after viewing Walt Disney's film Fantasia at the age of twelve. His illustrations were first published in 1947 in a textbook titled Atomics for the Millions by Dr. Maxwell Leigh Eidinoff. He spent much of the 1950s working as an artist for children's books, before beginning to write his own stories.