What's the Difference between Where the Wild Things Are the Book and Where the Wild Things Are the Movie?

Action Adventure

Where the Wild Things Are

81%
Released: 1963
Author: Maurice Sendak

Where the Wild Things Are

19%
Released: 2009
Director:
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In the Book In the Movie
Max
Max
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Mom
Bernard
The Bull
Bruno
Ira
Portrayed by: Forrest Whittaker
Emile
Douglas
Portrayed by: Chris Cooper
Goat Boy
Alexander
Tzippy
KW
Aaron
Judith
Moishe
Carol
Portrayed by: James Gandolfini
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Where the Wild Things Are Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   Max's mother is mentioned and speaks to Max but is never seen she is actually seen
   Max is sent to his room without supper and the room becomes the wilderness he runs away
   Though Maurice Sendak named the Wild Things after his aunts and uncles they are given totally different names
   Max only spends one night on the island he spends a few nights
   There is no emotions in the book for the Wild Things Carol becomes extremely sensitive and out of control. He rips Douglas's arm off
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