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Where the Wild Things Are


Spike Jonze's adaptation of 'Where the Wild Things Are' recreates the Wild Things in Maurice Sendak's classic drawings with a big bonus -- actual personalities. Meet the humans on land and the furry folks on the island ... Spike Jonze's adaptation of 'Where the Wild Things Are' recreates the Wild Things in Maurice Sendak's classic drawings with a big bonus -- actual personalities. Meet the humans on land and the furry folks on the island:

Max Records Max
(Max Records)
The rowdy, rambunctious kid steals away by sea in his wolf suit to meet up with the Wild Things. But this time he discovers that even though he makes a herd of new friends, it's not always so good to be the King.

Catherine Keener as Max's Mom Mom
(Catherine Keener)
Max's beleaguered mother is trying to juggle a home, a demanding job, and a new boyfriend (Mark Ruffalo). The last thing she needs is a tornado-like son biting her and running away in the middle of the night.

James Gandolfini as Carol Carol
(James Gandolfini)
The alpha male of the island is one ferocious long-jumper who's determined to keep the Wild Things unified despite his nasty temper and rocky relationship with...

Lauren Ambrose as KW KW
(Lauren Ambrose)
Carol's independent red-furred paramour, a loner whose fluttering eyes make the big lug's heart melt, but drives him to distraction with her own inability to commit.

Chris Cooper as Douglas Douglas
(Chris Cooper)
The rooster-feathered Douglas is Carol's most trusted ally, who remains industrious and positive even when he becomes the object of his best friend's anger.

Catherine O'Hara as Judith Judith
(Catherine O'Hara)
The burr under everybody's fur, Judith is the most suspicious of Max and his grand stories. She admits to being "kind of a downer" who threatens to eat Max.

Forest Whitaker as Ira Ira
(Forest Whitaker)
Judith's slow-witted but goodhearted sweetheart has a calming effect on the group, despite his talent for punching holes in thick tree trunks.

Paul Dano as Alexander Alexander
(Paul Dano)
The spindly goat has self-esteem issues, and being the butt of jokes, has good reason to complain that no one ever listens to him.

Michael Berry as the Bull The Bull
(Michael Berry Jr.)
A mostly mute fellow who tends to stand off by himself and take in all the madness around him. Probably figures when everybody else is going nuts, just chill.