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

60%
Released: 1963
Author: Maurice Sendak

Where the Wild Things Are

40%
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
This Character does not appear.
Boyfriend
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Sister
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Richard
Where the Wild Things Are Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   When Max decides to leave, the Wild Things become angry and try to stop him by threatening to eat him the Wild Things simply let him leave with a sad goodbye
   The book is meant for kids the movie is pointed for adults
   Max has no close relationship with any particular Wild Thing He forms a close bond with both Carol and KW
   there are no pedophiles in the book There is reference to pedophillia in the film
   The book doesn't have a secret animal in it The movie though has Richard the raccoon who wasn't seen or heard of in the book
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