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Release Date : October 6th, 2009
AS ANTICIPATION BUILDS FOR THE THEATRICAL OF “WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE,” DON’T MISS OUT ON SENDAK’S ORIGINAL, AWARD-WINNING ANIMATED ADAPTION!
In 1963, author/illustrator Maurice Sendak published his seventh children’s book, “Where the Wild Things Are”. The story of Young Max and his fantastical adventures on a mysterious island full of teeth gnashing, eye-rolling monsters – 338 words in all – captured the prestigious 1964 Caldecott Medal and became one of the most beloved books in children’s literature. To date, it has sold over 10 million copies in the U.S.alone. On October 16, Warner Brother will release the long (and very eagerly)-awaited adaptation of “Wild Things” from director Spike Jones ( Being John Malkovich, Adaptation ) and writer Dave Eggers (A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius ). While many are looking forward to Max’s larger than life theatrical adventures amongst a passel of hairy, creatively-designed beasts from the Henson workshop, for those who’d like a glimpse at the masterfully animated adaptation lifted directly from Sendak’s masterpiece, look no farther than WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE…AND FIVE MORE STORIES FROM MAURICE SENDAK from Scholastic Storybook Treasures™.
The DVD, re-packaged last August in a new configuration featuring even more Sendak content, has captured every leading parenting award, including Parents’ Choice (Silver), NAPPA (Gold), Oppenheim (Blue Chip) and, when it was originally released was honored with Child Magazine’s “Top 10 Videos” and one of Parenting Magazine’s “50 Best Videos for Kids”. Simply put, the adaptation of “Where the Wild Things Are” by pioneering studio Weston Woods could not be any truer to the book. Utilizing Sendak’s illustrations, the charming adaptation brings the classic to rich, full life for families everywhere. Whether you’re planning coverage on the theatrical, the awareness of Where the Wild Things Are couldn’t be any greater.