where the wild things are

The video piece that was shown at the Where the Wild Things Are Comic-Con panel has made it’s way on to the internet. It features an in depth conversation with the book’s author Maurice Sendak. He talks about his inspiration for the story, his vision for the film, and how he believes Spike Jonze was the only director who could bring it to the screen. The footage is very endearing and insightful. You get to learn a lot about the history of the book in only a few minutes.

Check out the video after the jump.

What do you think of Maurice Sendak’s views on the upcoming film? Do you think Spike Jonze was the right directing choice?