Saturday, December 26, 2009

2009-WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, tiresome little brat meets really big Muppets

Arty pretentious video and film director teams with an equally arty pretentious writer to adopt a little kid book that was about 30 pages long.  I guess I'm not really sure what audience they made this for.


In the good old days someone would have bought this and hired Bill Melendez or Chuck Jones or those Rankin and Bass guys to adopt it into a 30 minute TV special for some network.  It would have been promoted as a special holiday classic.

Vince Guaraldi would have written 3 or 4 songs and his trio would have knocked them out in one or two recording sessions.  The whole thing would have been done on the cheap and probably have been rather painless.


The budget was 100 million dollars the film made 75 million.  A predictable failure.

101 very long minutes

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