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Where the wild things are., directed by Spike Jonze ; screenplay by Spike Jonze & Dave Eggers ; produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, John Carls, Maurice Sendak, Vincent Landay ; executive producers, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Scott Mednick and Bruce Berman ; a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation in association with Legendary Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures ; a Playtone/Wild Things production ; a Spike Jonze film, DVD/Widescreen

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Where the wild things are., directed by Spike Jonze ; screenplay by Spike Jonze & Dave Eggers ; produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, John Carls, Maurice Sendak, Vincent Landay ; executive producers, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Scott Mednick and Bruce Berman ; a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation in association with Legendary Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures ; a Playtone/Wild Things production ; a Spike Jonze film, DVD/Widescreen
Language
eng
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG; for mild thematic elements, some adventure action and brief languageBoard of Film Censors, Singapore: PG
Main title
Where the wild things are.
Oclc number
497926953
Responsibility statement
directed by Spike Jonze ; screenplay by Spike Jonze & Dave Eggers ; produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, John Carls, Maurice Sendak, Vincent Landay ; executive producers, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Scott Mednick and Bruce Berman ; a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation in association with Legendary Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures ; a Playtone/Wild Things production ; a Spike Jonze film
Runtime
101
Summary
Max has an active imagination and will throw a fit if others don't go along with what he wants. Following an incident with his sister Claire and her friends, Max throws a tantrum and runs away from home when his mother pays more attention to her boyfriend than to him. Wearing his wolf costume at the time, Max not only runs away physically, but runs toward a world in his imagination. This world, an ocean away, is inhabited by large wild beasts, including Carol who has the same temperament as Max. Instead of eating Max like they normally would with creatures of his type, the wild things befriend Max after he proclaims himself a king who can magically solve all their problems
Target audience
juvenile
Technique
live action
resource.version
DVD/Widescreen