At last word, the trailer for Spike Jonze‘s Where the Wild Things Are was to show up in front of Monsters vs. Aliens, which is opening this Friday. Well, waiting is over-rated! The trailer debuted this morning on Ellen, and you can finally see it here.
As we hoped and dreamed, it really does look amazing. The Wild Things look exactly like the Wild Things that we saw as pictures in Maurice Sendak‘s children’s novel, only now, instead of flat on our page, they’re 100% completely alive and real. You get various glimpses at moments of anger, fear, happiness, and playfulness — all those great emotions that shine so brightly when you’re a child.
One thing I’m not so big on is the song that they used in the trailer. While the song its self may be good, it just didn’t work for me here with this trailer. I think I always just looked at all of the images and the test footage and imagined the trailer would have some kind of haunting and magical score behind it.
Nonetheless, the trailer is fantastic and must be watched immediately.
Click over for the trailer or head to Apple for high definition.