Where the Wild Things Are


1h 34m 2009

Brief Synopsis

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

Film Details

Also Known As
Donde viven los monstruos, Max en de maximonsters, Max et les Maximonstres
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD); Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution
Location
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; New Zealand; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Synopsis

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.

Crew

Sam Abbott

Special Effects Technician

Lance Acord

Director Of Photography

Pearl Acord

Music

Grant Adam

Animator

Michael Adler

Chief Lighting Technician

Vanessa Aguilar

Production Assistant

Sean Ahern

Construction Manager

Simone Albert

Wardrobe

Hamish Alderson-hicks

Sculptor

Will Alexander

Cgi Artist

Effat Allahyari

Mechanical Special Effects

Paul Allen

Sculptor

Laia Alomar

Visual Effects

Valenti Amador

Animator

Anuj Anand

Digital Effects Artist

Katarzyna Ancuta

Rotoscope Animator

Gordon Andersen

Unit Manager

Tony Andersen

Assistant

Hugh Anderson

Set Decorator

Lance Shane Anderson

Stunt Coordinator

Oliver Anderson

Set Decorator

Peter Andrus

Art Director

Chiara Antelmi

Animator

Debbie Antoniou

Assistant Director

Tony Arapoglou

Assistant

Brent Armfield

Visual Effects

Peter Armstrong

Special Effects Technician

Meg Ashforth

Puppets Design

Rosie Ashforth

Animator

Dan Ayling

Digital Effects Artist

Vamsi Ayyagari

Software Engineer

Adam Azmy

Digital Effects Artist

Justine Baddeley

Casting Director

Steve Bailey

Assistant Camera

Jason Baker

Cgi Artist

Anthony Ballard

Transportation

Lance Bangs

Casting

Terrence Bannon

Animator

Ben Barber

On-Set Dresser

David Barclay

Puppeteer

Harry Bardak

Cg Supervisor

Giacomo Bargellesi

Digital Effects Artist

Annette Barker

Assistant

Mark Barlow

Assistant

Jason Barnett

Models

Greg Barras

Driver

Drake Barrett

Props

Kk Barrett

Production Designer

Lynn Barron

Makeup

Tom Baskaya

Digital Effects Artist

Julie Bates

Script Supervisor

Ben Bauer

Art Director

Tristan Bechet

Song

Christian Beckman

Costumer

Lizi Bedford

Visual Effects Producer

David Beer

Animator

Paul Beilby

Cgi Artist

David L Bell

Props

Matthew Bell

Cgi Artist

Michael Bell

Set Designer

Tov Belling

Assistant Camera

Laurent Benhamo

Animator

Michele Benigna

Digital Effects Artist

Bruce Berman

Executive Producer

Johanna Bessiere

Animator

Mick Di Betta

Advisor

John Biggs

Mechanical Special Effects

Lars Van Der Bijl

Software Engineer

Tom Biller

Song

Tom Biller

Music Composer

Tom Biller

Music Producer

Tom Biller

Music

Catherine Bishop

Unit Production Manager

Dan Blacker

Animator

Renata Blaich

Transportation Captain

Tom Blake

Modelmaker

Tim Blaney

Puppeteer

Christopher Blauvelt

Camera Operator

Meri Blazevski

Assistant Editor

Robert Bloom

Digital Effects Artist

Steve Bobertz

Assistant Editor

Peter Boekeman

Unit Manager

Anneliese Boies

Puppets Design

Randall James Bol

Post-Production Coordinator

Jon Bonaventura

Stunt Performer

Claudia Bonfe

Props Buyer

Anton Boniface

Modelmaker

Daniel Booty

Visual Effects

David Boulton

Adr Mixer

Simon Bowland

Modelmaker

Simon Bowland

Sculptor

Ron Bowman

Matte Painter

Russell Boyd

Location Manager

Matt Boyer

Digital Effects Artist

Maudie Brady

Sculptor

Samantha Breault

Puppets Design

Thom Brennan

Foley Editor

Jeff Bresin

Special Effects Assistant

Martin Bresin

Special Effects Coordinator

Bruce Bright

Special Effects Technician

Stephen Brock

Electrician

Thomas Montminy Brodeur

Rotoscope Animator

Mark Broecking

Animator

Peter Brooke

Digital Effects Supervisor

Ben Brown

Digital Effects Artist

Brittan Brown

Production Accountant

Justin Brown

Special Effects Technician

Katherine Brown

Liaison

Simon Brown

Transportation

Bertrand Bry-marfaing

Cgi Artist

Roger Buckingham

Camera

Paul Buckley

Animator

Daniel Buhigas

Digital Effects Artist

Lukasz Bukowiecki

Visual Effects Editor

Judy Bunn

Costumer

Will Burdett

Digital Effects Artist

Carter Burwell

Music Conductor

Carter Burwell

Original Score

Mardi Bycroft

Script Supervisor

Megan Cameron

Puppeteer

Lynn Caponera

Assistant

Alton Capwell

Mechanical Special Effects

Des Carey

Visual Effects Supervisor

Simon Carlile

Cgi Artist

John Carls

Producer

Tamara Carlson-woodard

Puppets Design

Brian Carpenter

Unit Manager Assistant

Helen Carr

Rotoscope Animator

Ronan Carr

Rotoscope Animator

Steve Carroll

Sculptor

Ferran Casas

Animator

Andrea Castagnoli

Animator

David Castro

Props

Salvatore Catanzaro

On-Line Editor

Malavika Chandrakanth

Rotoscope Animator

Chris Child

Assistant Camera

Paul Claessens

Animator

Colin Thomas Clarke

Music

Rebecca Clay

Rotoscope Animator

Kent Clifton-bligh

Stunt Coordinator

Morgan Cline

Assistant

Cecil Cole

Visual Effects

Sue Collins

Accountant

Miranda Colman

Assistant Director

Tom Coltraine

Medic

Larry Commans

Boom Operator

Emanuele Comotti

Digital Effects Artist

Lyle Conway

Sculptor

Samantha Cook

Transportation

Chris Cooper

Digital Effects Artist

Matt Copping

Dolly Grip

Toby Copping

Key Grip

Ben Corless

Construction Manager

Christelle Coroneos

Costumer

Andi Coventon

Wardrobe

Bradford Cox

Music Composer

Bradford Cox

Song

Susan Cox

Puppets Design

Val Crawford

Hair

Constance Criswell

Hair

John Criswell

Puppeteer

John Criswell

Mechanical Special Effects

David Critchley

Production Assistant

Bernadette Croft

Wardrobe

Gemma Crofts

Production Assistant

Nathan O Cruz

Music

Duke Cullen

Art Department

Simone Culley

Costumes

Dale Cunningham

Puppets Design

Michael Currell

Visual Effects

Federico D'alessandro

Storyboard Artist

Paul Daffy

Greensman

Sarah Dalton

Transportation

Sean Danischevsky

Digital Effects Artist

Laura Dash

Stunt Performer

Cara Tallulha Davies

Visual Effects

Eucla Davies

Special Effects Technician

Michael Davies

Costumer

Sky Davies

Assistant Camera

Tom Davies

Modelmaker

Tom Davies

Props

Amy Davis

Digital Effects Artist

Kim Davis-wagner

Casting Director

Rohan Dawson

Set Decorator

Stefan Dechant

Illustrator

Tracy Defreitas

Visual Effects

Sylvain Degrotte

Character Animation

Hamish Derricks

Driver

Hamish Derricks

Stunt Coordinator

Vincent Devay

Animator

Rhonda Devictor

Production Coordinator

Ian Dewhurst

Chief Lighting Technician

Feliciano Di Giorgio

Digital Effects Artist

Allison Diamond

Assistant

Laura Dias

Cgi Artist

Sebastian Dickins

Stunt Performer

John Dietz

Animator

Tim Disney

Art Director

Justin Ditter

Hair

Bridget Dixon

Wardrobe

Film Details

Also Known As
Donde viven los monstruos, Max en de maximonsters, Max et les Maximonstres
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD); Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution
Location
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; New Zealand; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 16, 2009

Released in United States on Video March 2, 2010

Based on the book "Where the Wild Things Are" written by Maurice Sendak published by Harper & Row 1963.

Eric Goldberg was previously attached to direct and animated adaptation (with a script by David Reynolds) following Verbinski's departure.

Michelle Williams was previously cast as the voice of KW.

Gore Verbinski was previously attched to direct a script by Eric Singer for a live-action adaptation of the book.

Project previously in development at TriStar and Columbia Pictures.

Project previously in development at Univeral Pictures.

Project picked up in turnaround from Universal.

Project will incorporate live-action with computer generated images.

Released in United States Fall October 16, 2009

Released in United States on Video March 2, 2010

Winner of the 1964 Caldecott Medal for children's literature.