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Where the Wild Things Are

An adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic children's story, where Max, a disobedient little boy sent to bed without his supper, creates his own world--a forest inhabited by ferocious wild creatures that crown Max as their ruler.

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Released: Oct 16th, 2009
Budget: $115,000,000.00
Revenue: $99,771,364.00

Where the Wild Things Are Main Cast

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Max Records
Max Records
plays Max
Pepita Emmerichs
Pepita Emmerichs
plays Claire
Max Pfeifer
Max Pfeifer
plays Claire's Friend
Madeleine Greaves
Madeleine Greaves
plays Claire's Friend
Joshua Jay
Joshua Jay
plays Claire's Friend
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • The early test done at Disney in the 1980s was a combination of hand-drawn animated characters and computer animated backgrounds. The test was done by Glen Keane and John Lasseter.
  • An early test scene made by Disney back when the movie was expected to be done through traditional hand-drawn animation, featured Max writing his name on the wall of his room with a marker and chasing his dog down the stairs. The opening scene of the 2009 film is similar to this, as it features Max chasing and wrestling with his dog. Though ultimately, the scene is an homage to the second picture in the book featuring Max in his wolf suit, chasing his dog down the stairs with a fork in his hand. Disney's scene can now be found on YouTube.
  • Spike Jonze was approached by Maurice Sendak and was asked to take on the film adaptation. A movie had been on the burner since the early 90s, and Mr. Sendak had not been able to find anyone fitting to take it on.
  • In July 2006, less than six weeks before the start of shooting, the Henson-built monster suits arrived at the Melbourne soundstage where Spike Jonze and his crew had set up their offices. The actors climbed inside and began moving around. Right away, Jonze could see that the heads were absurdly heavy. Only one of the actors appeared able to walk in a straight line. A few of them called out from within their costumes that they felt like they were going to tip over. Jonze and the production crew had no choice but to tell the Henson people to tear apart the 50-pound heads and remove the remote-controlled mechanical eyeballs. This meant that all the facial expressions would have to be generated in post-production, using computers.
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