The Sound of Where the Wild Things Are

Explore Director Spike Jonze's heartfelt adaptation of the classic children's book "Where the Wild Things Are" with Sound Re-Recording Mixer and Supervising Editor Ren Klyce. Learn about the unique approach they created for capturing the voices of the actors and other stories about bringing the wild creatures to life.


Innovative director Spike Jonze collaborates with celebrated author Maurice Sendak to bring one of the most beloved books of all time to the big screen in "Where the Wild Things Are," a classic story about childhood and the places we go to figure out the world we live in. The film tells the story of Max, a rambunctious and sensitive boy who feels misunderstood at home and escapes to where the Wild Things are.

Max lands on an island where he meets mysterious and strange creatures whose emotions are as wild and unpredictable as their actions. The Wild Things desperately long for a leader to guide them, just as Max longs for a kingdom to rule. When Max is crowned king, he promises to create a place where everyone will be happy. Max soon finds, though, that ruling his kingdom is not so easy and his relationships there prove to be more complicated than he originally thought.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Legendary Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures, a Playtone/Wild Things Production of a Spike Jonze film: "Where the Wild Things Are," starring Max Records, Catherine Keener, Mark Ruffalo, Lauren Ambrose, Chris Cooper, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara and Forest Whitaker. "Where the Wild Things Are" is directed by Spike Jonze from a screenplay by Spike Jonze & Dave Eggers, based on the book by Maurice Sendak. It is produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, John Carls, Maurice Sendak and Vincent Landay, with Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Bruce Berman serving as executive producers. The creative team is made up of many long-time collaborators of Jonze, including director of photography Lance Acord, production designer K. K. Barrett, editor Eric Zumbrunnen and costume designer Casey Storm, as well as Karen O and Carter Burwell, who did the music. They are joined by editor James Haygood.

Sound Credits

David Boulton Adr Mixer
Thom Brennan Foley Editor
Lawrence L. Commans Boom Operator: Voice Record Unit
Coya Elliott Assistant Sound Editor
Mark Fay Cable: Voice Record Unit
David Lee Fein Foley Artist (As David Fine)
Malcolm Fife Sound Effects Editor
Alan Freedman Adr Mixer
Hilda Hodges Foley Artist
David Jobe Foley Mixer
Bobby Johanson Adr Mixer
Tom Johnson Additional Sound Re Recording Mixer
Ren Klyce Sound Designer
Ren Klyce Sound Re Recording Mixer
Jeremy Molod First Assistant Sound Editor
Chris O'Shea Cable
Juan Peralta Sound Re Recording Mixer
Richard Quinn Dialogue Editor
Andrew Ramage Sound Recordist: Second Unit (As Andrew Rampage)
David Raymond Boom Operator: Additional Photography (As David Fiske Raymond)
Michael Semanick Sound Re Recording Mixer
Eric Thompson Adr Mixer
Mark J. Wasiutak Boom Operator (As Mark Wasiutak)
Mark Weingarten Production Sound Mixer: Voice Record Unit
Mark Weingarten Sound Mixer: Additional Photography
Gary Wilkins Production Sound Mixer: Australia
Aaron Zeller Cable: Additional Photography
Simon Ellegaard Sound Re Recording Mixer (Uncredited)
Michael Fowler Adr Recordist (Uncredited)
Fabrice Galli Comms Assistant (Uncredited)
Peter Gleaves Adr Mixer (Uncredited)
Rick Gould Boom Operator (Uncredited)
Michael Krikorian Production Sound Mixer: Additional Photography (Uncredited)
Scott R. Lewis Mix Technician (Uncredited)
Zach Martin Sound Mix Technician (Uncredited)
Chris Navarro Adr Mixer (Uncredited)
Ronald G. Roumas Sound Recordist (Uncredited)
Jurgen Scharpf Sound Mix Technician (Uncredited)
Brian Seagrave Audio Post Conform (Uncredited)
Clint Smith Sound Recordist (Uncredited)
Rachael Tate Adr Recordist (Uncredited)
Matthew L. Weiss Boom Operator (Uncredited)
Zach Wrobel Boom Operator (Uncredited)