Whoopee! Test footage of the forthcoming Where The Wild Things Are movie, directed by Spike Jonze. It won't actually be out until 2009, but I'm hoping for a cross between Donnie Darko and Beetlejuice. Word is the film would have been ready this year, but there are massive reshoots scheduled as it's just too scary. Sacrilege. That was the whole point of the book! Poor old Maurice Sendak must be livid.
So, to the clip, of which Spike Jonze says:
That was a very early test with the sole purpose of just getting some footage to Ben our vfx (visual effects) supervisor to see if our vfx plan for the faces would work. The clip doesn't look or feel anything like the movie, the Wild Thing suit is a very early cringy prototype, and the boy is a friend of ours Griffin who we had used in a Yeah Yeah Yeahs video we shot a few weeks before. We love him, but he is not in the actually film...Oh and that is not a wolf suit, its a lamb suit we bought on the internet. Talk to you later... - Spike
This clip was originally tracked down by Aintitcool, I think, but it keeps getting yanked by the producers. I love it when the big monster says "Nah, you're right, robots are the best..."
And there's this little early piece of CG from Disney, also based on Sendak's lovely book: