Where The Wild Things Are (1973)


A young boy named Max who, after dressing in his wolf costume, wreaks such havoc through his household that he is sent to bed without his supper. Max’s bedroom undergoes a mysterious transformation into a jungle environment, and he winds up sailing to an island inhabited by malicious beasts known as the “Wild Things.”

Director: Gene Deitch.
Writers: Gene Deitch (adaptation), Maurice Sendak (book).
Stars: Peter Schickele (voice).
Composer: Peter Schickele.
Animator: Bohumil Sejda.

Behind the scenes of 'Where the Wild Things Are' with Gene Deitch (1975)

Getting to Know Maurice Sendak (1985 interview)


Note: This is the 1988 version with score and narration by Peter Schickele, the original one with score by Deitch sadly is nowhere to be found.

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