Fan Art Contest: Where the Wild Things Ought to Be...
by Alex Billington
September 20, 2009
Spike Jonze, director of the upcoming film adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are, is currently running a fan art contest on the film's official blog - We Love You So. Scheduled to end on Friday, with the winners announced the following Monday, the only guideline the site gives is as follows: Show them where the Wild Things ought to be -- "the basic idea is to send in images or GIFs or videos inserting Wild Things artwork, clips, etc. into places that could use some 'wilding-up.'" The prize for all of your hard Photoshop work? The complete series of WTWTA skate decks (check these out). Check out a few of these below.
And thus far, there's been a few real gems, as seen below (my favorites), but with the eye of the tiger those decks could be yours, so get to work! So fire up Photoshop, Final Cut, or MS Paint and get into the wild.
Where the Wild Things Are is directed by visionary filmmaker Spike Jonze, of great films like Being John Malkovich and Adaptation previously as well as numerous famous music videos as well. The screenplay was co-written by Spike Jonze and author Dave Eggers, a former Salon editor who also wrote Sam Mendes' Away We Go this year. This film is based on Maurice Sendak's beloved children's book of the same name. Warner Brothers will finally bringing Where the Wild Things Are to theaters everywhere in October 16th.