“Where the Wild Things Are”

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wild_things_areEscape to a land of fantasy when “Where the Wild Things Are” arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD March 2 from Warner Home Video.  Based on the highly awarded, critically acclaimed children’s book, innovative director, Spike Jonze, collaborates with celebrated author Maurice Sendak to bring one of the most beloved books of all time to the big screen…a classic story about childhood and the places we go to figure out the world we live in.

“Where the Wild Things Are” follows Max, a rambunctious and sensitive boy who feels misunderstood at home, as he escapes to “Where the Wild Things Are”.  Max lands on an island where he meets mysterious and strange creatures whose emotions are as wild and unpredictable as their actions and who are desperately longing for a leader to guide them, just as Max longs for a kingdom to rule. When Max is crowned king, he promises to create a place where everyone will be happy. But Max soon finds that ruling his kingdom is not so easy and his relationships prove to be more complicated than he originally thought.

“Where the Wild Things Are” is directed by Academy Award™ nominee Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation) and stars newcomer Max Record, Emmy Award™ winner James Gandolfini (The Sopranos), Academy Award™ winner Forrest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, Street Kings), Academy Award™ nominee Catherine Keener (The Soloist, Into the Wild), Mark Ruffalo and Academy Award™ winner Chris Cooper (Syriana, Adaptation).

“Where the Wild Things Are” will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and on single disc DVD for $28.98.  The Combo Pack includes Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy of the movie.

On March 2, “Where the Wild Things Are” will also be available ON DEMAND through Digital Cable, Satellite TV, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game consoles and it can be downloaded for rental or purchase on iTunes and Amazon Video On Demand.

Higglety Pigglety Pop! Or There Must be More to Life

The Blu-ray disc also includes “Higglety Pigglety Pop! Or There Must be More to Life,” a live-action/animated adaptation of the Maurice Sendak book from the National Film Board of Canada.  Directed by Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski (the Oscar-nominated short Madame Tutli-Putli) and produced by Spike Jonze, Vincent Landay and Marcy Paige, the short features the voices of Meryl Streep and Forest Whitaker.

“Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life” tells the story of Jennie, who once had everything. She had two bowls to eat from, two pillows, and for cold weather a red wool sweater. She even had a master who loved her. But Jennie didn’t care. In the middle of the night she packed everything she had in a black leather bag with gold buckles and looked out of her favourite window for the last time.

“Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life” follows Jennie’s surreal, suspenseful and unexpectedly moving journey to gain new experiences and realize her dream of becoming the star of the World Mother Goose Theatre.

DVD ELEMENTS

The “Where the Wild Things Are” Blu-ray Combo Pack contains more than one hour of Special Features, including:

  • Higgelty Piggelty Pop! An all-new short featuring the voices of Meryl Streep and Forest Whitaker
  • HBO First Look
  • 8 Webisodes:
    • The Absurd Difficulty of Filming a Dog Running and Barking at the Same Time
    • The Big Prank
    • Vampire Attack
    • The Kids Take Over the Picture
    • Maurice and Spike
    • Max and Spike
    • The Records Family
    • Carter Burwell

The “Where the Wild Things Are” DVD contains the following special features:

  • 4 Webisodes:
    • The Absurd Difficulty of Filming a Dog Running and Barking at the Same Time
    • The Big Prank
    • Vampire Attack
    • The Kids Take Over the Picture

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