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Plot, Details & Awards

Where the Wild Things Are

(2009)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements, some adventure action and brief language.

PG In Theaters 10/16/2009 , 104min.
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Plot & Details

Visionary director Spike Jonze brings Maurice Sendak's beloved children's book to the big screen with the help of hipster icon Dave Eggers, who teamed with Jonze to pen the adapted screenplay. A mixture of real actors, computer animation, and live puppeteering, Where the Wild Things Are follows the adventures of a young boy named Max (Max Records) as he enters the world of the Wild Things, a race of strange and enormous creatures who gradually turn the young boy into their king.

Awards

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Score Karen O Nominated
2009 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Score Carter Burwell Nominated

Art Directors Guild

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Art Directors Guild Best Art Direction in a Fantasy Film Nominated

Austin Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Austin Film Critics Best Picture Nominated

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 National Board of Review Best Picture Nominated

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