- Directors: Spike Jonze
- Producers: Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Maurice Sendak, John B Carls, Vincent Landay
- Writers: Picture book, Maurice Sendak, Screenplay, Dave Eggers, Spike Jonze
- Genres: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
- Actors: Max Records, Catherine Keener, Mark Ruffalo, Lauren Ambrose, Chris Cooper, James Gandolfini, Catherine O Hara, Forest Whitaker
The film concerns the imaginary adventures of a young boy named Max, who is angry when his mother, Connie, invites her boyfriend over. After causing one mischievous antic after another, he is sent to his room without supper. Feeling angry and unloved, he then creates a forest bordering a massive ocean, and sails away to an island inhabited by many large imaginary monsters called the Wild Things, who crown him as their ruler.