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The Resource 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 ; director of photography, Lance Acord ; a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation in association with Legendary Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures ; a Playtone/Wild Things production ; a Spike Jonze film, (videorecording)

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 ; director of photography, Lance Acord ; a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation in association with Legendary Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures ; a Playtone/Wild Things production ; a Spike Jonze film, (videorecording)

Label
Where the wild things are
Title
Where the wild things are
Statement of responsibility
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 ; director of photography, Lance Acord ; a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation in association with Legendary Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures ; a Playtone/Wild Things production ; a Spike Jonze film
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • Max has an active imagination, who 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 when his mother pays more attention to her boyfriend than to him - runs away from home. 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
  • 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
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Production designer, K.K. Barrett ; edited by Eric Zumbrunnen, James Haygood ; costume designer, Casey Storm ; original score, Karen O and Carter Burwell ; animation and visual effects supervisor, Daniel Jeannette ; animation supervision, Michael Eames ; visual effects supervision, Marc Kolbe, Ben Gibbs
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG; for mild thematic elements, some adventure action and brief language
Language note
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
  • In English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue with French and Spanish subtitles
LC call number
PS3569.E6
LC item number
W44 2010
PerformerNote
Max Records, Catherine Keener, Mark Ruffalo, Lauren Ambrose, Chris Cooper, Paul Dano, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara, Forest Whitaker
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1952-
  • 1952-
  • 1997-
  • 1978-
  • 1951-
  • 1984-
  • 1978-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Jonze, Spike
  • Eggers, Dave
  • Hanks, Tom
  • Goetzman, Gary
  • Carls, John
  • Sendak, Maurice
  • Landay, Vincent
  • Tull, Thomas
  • Jashni, Jon
  • Mednick, Scott
  • Berman, Bruce
  • Acord, Lance
  • Records, Max
  • Keener, Catherine
  • Ruffalo, Mark
  • Ambrose, Lauren
  • Cooper, Chris
  • Dano, Paul
  • Gandolfini, James
  • O'Hara, Catherine
  • Whitaker, Forest
  • Barrett, K. K
  • Zumbrunnen, Eric
  • Haygood, James
  • Storm, Casey
  • O, Karen
  • Burwell, Carter
  • Sendak, Maurice
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
  • Legendary Pictures
  • Village Roadshow Pictures
  • Playtone (Firm)
  • Wild Things Productions
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
101
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Imagination in children
  • Temper tantrums
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Mothers and sons
  • Children's costumes
  • Runaway children
  • Imagination
  • Sendak, Maurice
  • Conducta (Psicología)
  • Hermanos
Target audience
juvenile
Technique
live action
Label
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 ; director of photography, Lance Acord ; a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation in association with Legendary Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures ; a Playtone/Wild Things production ; a Spike Jonze film, (videorecording)
Link
http://www.mrqe.com/movies/m100065989?s=1
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book by Maurice Sendak
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2009
  • Special features: Series of "Where the wild things are" shorts by Lance Bange: "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."
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocn497926953
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (101 min.)
Isbn
9781419864063
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 085391189930
  • 883929123438
  • 883929068166
  • 883929117024
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 1000027423
  • 3000028735
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 1190518
System details
DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (letterbox, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Terms governing use
This DVD disc is copy protected.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
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 ; director of photography, Lance Acord ; a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation in association with Legendary Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures ; a Playtone/Wild Things production ; a Spike Jonze film, (videorecording)
Link
http://www.mrqe.com/movies/m100065989?s=1
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book by Maurice Sendak
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2009
  • Special features: Series of "Where the wild things are" shorts by Lance Bange: "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."
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocn497926953
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (101 min.)
Isbn
9781419864063
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 085391189930
  • 883929123438
  • 883929068166
  • 883929117024
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 1000027423
  • 3000028735
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 1190518
System details
DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (letterbox, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Terms governing use
This DVD disc is copy protected.
Video recording format
DVD

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