President Obama Totally Commits To Where The Wild Things Are Reading

President Obama goes full monster face while reading Where The Wild Things Are to a group of children during the annual White House Egg Roll. Wonderful. » 4/21/14 2:00pm 4/21/14 2:00pm

Maurice Sendak gets an animated Google Doodle for his 85th birthday

Author and illustrator Maurice Sendak passed away last year, but tomorrow would have been his 85th birthday. In his honor, Google has posted an animated Doodle running through some of Sendak's classic books. » 6/09/13 11:30am 6/09/13 11:30am

William Shatner reads his version of Where the Wild Things Are to kids

Few people know of William Shatner's personal campaign to get kids interested in reading. The actor read the classic children's book Where the Wild Things Are to a group of kids at the recent Denver Comic Con; if he embellished the tale a bit, what of it? A book is merely a doorway to imagination, while Shatner's… » 6/04/13 8:20am 6/04/13 8:20am

Princess Mononoke and Miyazaki's monsters are where the Wild Things are

When it comes to wild things in the woods, Max has nothing on Princess Mononoke. In this sweet mashup by Justin Hillgrove, the various spirits and creatures from Studio Ghibli's films pay tribute to San, the wildest of them all. » 12/02/12 11:00am 12/02/12 11:00am

And now, small children in adorable cosplay

One of the best things about becoming a parent is getting to dress your kids up as chest-bursting, brain-devouring zombies (or, provided you've raised them as good little Browncoats and Whovians, getting to see them choose an awesome costume all on their own). » 6/11/12 7:40am 6/11/12 7:40am

Where The Wild Things Are author Maurice Sendak passes away at 83

Author and illustrator Maurice Sendak — who crafted so many of our childhoods with such books as Where The Wild Things Are, Outside Over There, and In The Night Kitchen — has passed away at the age of 83. Sendak's most recent book, 2011's Bumble-Ardy, began its life as a Sesame Street short. » 5/08/12 6:00am 5/08/12 6:00am

Maurice Sendak talks about his craft for 5 minutes

As part of their interview series with such luminaries as Ray Harryhausen, The Tate recently filmed Where The Wild Things Are author Maurice Sendak chatting about his creative process. It's an edifying watch and a good use of 309 seconds. » 1/01/12 6:30pm 1/01/12 6:30pm

If Rob Zombie Had Adapted "Where the Wild Things Are"

Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are is an indie rock meditation on childhood fears, but what if there had been a different director at the helm? G4 shows us Rob Zombie's gory, apocalyptic vision for the beloved children's book. » 10/23/09 9:30am 10/23/09 9:30am

Kanye Vs. Stomach Demon Is Our New Wild Things

How do you follow up a successful movie adaptation of a beloved kids' book that's a surprise smash success? If you're Spike Jonze, you release a short movie online about Kanye West's inner demon... literally. » 10/19/09 2:30pm 10/19/09 2:30pm

Wild Things Proves That Childhood Is Movie Gold

With an opening weekend of $32.5 million, the success of the movie version of Where The Wild Things Are underlines the lesson of Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs: Early childhood is the new hit source material. » 10/19/09 8:20am 10/19/09 8:20am

The Wild Things Don't Really Love You

Spike Jonze is known for making uncomfortable films — I still can't think about the ending of Being John Malkovitch without squirming — but Where The Wild Things Are may be his coldest comfort yet. Major spoilers below... » 10/16/09 9:00am 10/16/09 9:00am

Tom Hanks Talks Becoming A Wild Thing, Plus Toy Story 3

We caught up with Wild Things producer Tom Hanks on the carpet last night for the big premiere, to chat about wild rumpusing — and learned that there's more than one new plaything appearing in the third Toy Story movie. » 10/14/09 8:00am 10/14/09 8:00am

Maurice Sendak To Concerned Parents: Go To Hell!

If you're worried about taking your kids to see Where The Wild Things Are after reports of crying children having to leave screenings of the rough cut, halfway through, then Maurice Sendak has a message for you: "Go to hell." » 10/12/09 4:17pm 10/12/09 4:17pm

5 Wild Things Clips Take Us Deep Into The Monsters' Child Minds

We rounded up all of Spike Jonze's Where The Wild Things Are clips to prep for Friday's wild rumpus. Sit back and soak in the intriguing mix of child and monster, while Carol introduces us all to his monster family. » 10/12/09 2:55pm 10/12/09 2:55pm

Furries Take Hollywood: The Year of Yiff

It's turning out to be the year of the Furry. There's cat people, wild things, a fox in a suit. Here's the complete list of this year's furry people, ranked by sexiness. » 10/08/09 5:57pm 10/08/09 5:57pm

The One "Wild Things" Change That Bothered Maurice Sendak

When Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers set about adapting Where The Wild Things Are into a movie, Maurice Sendak encouraged them to take a free hand and change stuff. But Eggers and Jonze tell us one change made Sendak nervous. » 10/01/09 1:15pm 10/01/09 1:15pm

Wild Things' Biggest Flaw Revealed: The $610 Overgrown Child Suit

I've been supremely cautious about getting excited about Spike Jonze's Wild Things film because whenever I get excited about a piece of indy pop culture, crap like this happens. Witness badvertising at its height: a man-child suit, costing just $610. » 9/29/09 1:00pm 9/29/09 1:00pm

Dazzling Behind The Scenes Shots With Spike Jonze's Wild Things

Get so close to Spike Jonze's live-action Carol beastie, you can see the pores on his giant monster nose, in our massive collection of Where The Wild Things Are stills and behind the scenes shots. » 9/29/09 6:30am 9/29/09 6:30am

What the Wild Things Wear

In honor of the Where the Wild Things Are movie, designer Christian Joy, the man behind Karen O's wardrobe, created five one-of-a-kind costumes based on Maurice Sendak's book. Now you can not only pretend you're Max, you can also sparkle. » 9/25/09 3:20pm 9/25/09 3:20pm