Fresh, funny and fantastic, this magical coming-of-age live-action film delightfully depicts the adventures of Max, an energetic nine-year-old boy. Due to a naughty streak, he ends up dressing in his wolf costume, and after a temper tantrum, runs away from home, not just physically, but to a different realm.
Magically, Max's bedroom undergoes a mysterious transformation into a jungle environment, and he winds up sailing to an island inhabited by malicious beasts known as the "Wild Things." After successfully intimidating the creatures, Max is hailed as the king of the Wild Things and enjoys a playful romp with his subjects; however, he eventually decides to return home, to the Wild Things' dismay. Will he succeed in returning home safely?
Did you know?
Spike Jonze had his voice cast act out their characters on a soundstage, to ensure that the voices came from a performance of actors working together, instead of filming the movie and recording the voices later, or recording the actors individually. The actors wore radio microphones attached to their heads with headbands. Jonze and Catherine Keener would perform Max. Even before this soundstage shoot, Spike took the voice cast to Griffith Park to wage an actual dirt clod war. Read More