Max imagines running away from his mom and sailing to a far-off land where large talking beasts -- Ira, Carol, Douglas, the Bull, Judith and Alexander -- crown him as their king, play rumpus, build forts and discover secret hideaways.

  1. Spike Jonze

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Maurice Sendak


  3. Dave Eggers


Top Billed Cast

  1. Max Records

    Max Records


  2. Catherine Keener

    Catherine Keener


  3. Lauren Ambrose

    Lauren Ambrose

    KW (voice)

  4. James Gandolfini

    James Gandolfini

    Carol (voice)

  5. Catherine O'Hara

    Catherine O'Hara

    Judith (voice)

Full Cast & Crew

Where the Wild Things Are
Where the Wild Things Are



Status Released

Release Information

  • October 16, 2009


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 41m

Budget $100,000,000.00

Revenue $100,086,793.00



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