Movies visit the Family Entertainment Center for more entertainment resources
Browse by Title
Browse by Release Date

Where the Wild Things Are

Rating:PG (for mild thematic elements, some adventure action and brief language)
Genre:Action/Adventure, Family
Release Date:October 16, 2009
Running time:94 minutes
Cast:Catherine Keener, Max Records, Mark Ruffalo, Lauren Ambrose, James Gandolfini
Director:Spike Jonze
Producer:John B. Carls, Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks, Vincent Landay, Maurice Sendak
Writer:Michael Goldenberg, Dave Eggers, Spike Jonze
Distributor:Warner Bros. Pictures

Web Site: http://www.wherethewildthingsare.com/

Description: The film tells the story of Max, a rambunctious and sensitive boy who feels misunderstood at home and escapes to where the Wild Things are. Max lands on an island where he meets mysterious and strange creatures whose emotions are as wild and unpredictable as their actions. The Wild Things desperately long for a leader to guide them, just as Max longs for a kingdom to rule. When Max is crowned king, he promises to create a place where everyone will be happy. Max soon finds, though, that ruling his kingdom is not so easy and his relationships there prove to be more complicated than he originally thought.

Movie summaries and listings powered by Cinema-Source

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

12 Pumpkin Activities and Crafts for Kids
Pumpkins and gourds are perfect for fall fun and games with the kids. Find the best pumpkin activities, crafts, printables, and recipes to enjoy with your children this Halloween season.

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

15 Best Slow Cooker Meals
Too busy to cook? Try one of these deliciously easy slow cooker meals and have dinner waiting when you get home!

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!