First Look: The Where the Wild Things Are Monsters

January 16, 2009
Source: SlashFilm

First Look: Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are Monsters

Despite all the supposed troubles that Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are had with Warner Brothers, the movie is still being referred to by many as one of their most anticipated of this year. We haven't seen a trailer or a poster yet, though we have seen a few photos, all featuring Max and the Wild Thing. SlashFilm has found some new photos revealing nearly all of the monsters - but they come from the oddest place. Apparently Spike Jonze owns a skateboarding shop and is planning to put out of line of skateboards featuring the monsters on it. Yep, that's what these are, and yep, these are real. Take a look!

That photo at the top also comes from Jonze's shop, but it's not part of a skateboard. It's another cool image from the film that I thought I'd throw in here to grab your attention. Check out the monsters below.

Where the Wild Things Are Monsters

Do these look goofy or good? Although I am excited for this, a few of these "monsters" really creep me out. Especially that bird looking one near the bottom. A few of them just look like the big cuddly monsters that I'd expect to see in this movie. I'm still expecting it to be good, or at least very unique, but as for whether it's anything that will be remembered, that is yet to be seen. Warner Brothers recently set the release date for Where the Wild Things Are for October 16th. We've got another few months to wait, a trailer to still see, and so much more. Stay tuned for any other interesting updates on this that we come across.

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Reader Feedback - 35 Comments



David on Jan 16, 2009


I'm excited! I enjoyed the book as a kid.

Fisherman on Jan 16, 2009


I can't wait for this. Lets hope for a trailer soon!

Doc Oc on Jan 16, 2009


Earnest Scared Silly!

MrSammich on Jan 16, 2009



Spider on Jan 16, 2009



paulina on Jan 16, 2009


They are very good! Seem to match my memory perfectly.

MissHQ on Jan 16, 2009


looks truly amazing really. The one with the horn at the bottom has always been my favorite wild thing

Dan W on Jan 16, 2009


OMG!!! Awesome......I just jizzed my pants, no lie. Can't wait.

rblitz on Jan 16, 2009


Spike Jonze + more time = something amazing. Just you wait.

Fuelbot on Jan 16, 2009


they look really awesome, just like the book, but yeah in a way some are a bit creepy! haha but it's kinda crazy how exact they are. It's like, there's no mistaking what movie this is or what book it's based on. it's like the exact monsters come to life.

Susana on Jan 17, 2009


Wow it looks awesome!

Richard on Jan 17, 2009


Remember THE LABYRINTH with DAVID BOWIE and JENNIFER CONNALLY, I get a wierd flashback to that. I had the book and wanted a pair of my own wild thing pajamas.

J.White on Jan 17, 2009


@13 right! very Henson style.

FlaWiio on Jan 17, 2009


They do look a bit creepy

Daniel on Jan 17, 2009



Itri on Jan 17, 2009


ahhah so cute 😀

kedi on Jan 17, 2009


Awesome! Its nice to see non-CG characters dominate the movie again. I'm definitely going to see this.

Nick Sears on Jan 17, 2009


I'm skayered. Yet excited. Mommy, are there really Monsters under my skateboard?

Frightened Childe on Jan 17, 2009


FUCK YEAH!!! I am so ready for a trailer, I think this is really going to do well in the box office. Man I used to love this book as a child...and the monsters eeriely remind me of those from the book...creepy. =)

buddhistwisdom7 on Jan 17, 2009


I am waiting for proper footage.

"Red" - "Button" - "s" on Jan 17, 2009


They look pretty sweet but I agree with red buttons

smacky on Jan 17, 2009


i like the monsters, though i hate most of the boards. 😛 i can't wait to see this.

dave13 on Jan 17, 2009


@9 . . . . no comment

Scott McHenry on Jan 17, 2009


yahoo, can't wait for this!

Crapola on Jan 17, 2009


I dont think they look creepy at all...they all have a kindness in their eyes that dispells any evil intent....I really want to see this....

moldybread on Jan 17, 2009


this is going to be great, where the wild things are is a great book in any sense. maurice sendak is the shit. I dont give a shit if its for kids or not it has a lot to do with life in general. and these photos look amazing, specially the one at the top, I also liked the ones you had on here with the last article when you said it wasnt going to happen.

tyler w on Jan 17, 2009


The bird looks like Howard the Duck, with an eagle beak stuck on his face...

Dave Lister, J.M.C. on Jan 17, 2009


the are actually supposed to be creepy, its just that children have no inhabbitions or any true fears that they can see the good in anything. as I recal they did frighten him at first and it always seemed to me like they wanted to eat him at first.

s on Jan 17, 2009


Fourth from the bottom looks like a furry Geoffrey Rush!

ebbie on Jan 17, 2009


The last one at the bottom looks like Falkor of The Neverending Story

Mr. Pants on Jan 19, 2009


could these characters looks anymore depressed for chrissakes?

Voice Of Reason on Jan 19, 2009


Wow, those look great.

MonkeyMan on Jan 19, 2009


@#30, Holy shit, man! Good eye. That and the first one really freak me out. I thought the illustrations in the book were creepy. I can't wait to actually see these things talking and shit.

JL on Jan 19, 2009


I love Spike Jonze. He knows how to take interesting concepts and bore the shit out of me with them. Lets face it, his tallent lies in creating 15 minute segments not in feature. Yes I've seen his feature length work. and once again interesting, different, well written concepts but droning directing style. Boring. Spike jones may have great Henson LIKE concept art here, but Jim Henson he definately is not.

FRANK on Jan 19, 2009

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