Where the Wild Things Are - KW Close Up

Four new character posters have debuted over on MySpace for Spike Jonze‘s Where the Wild Things Are. A week ago we brought you a poster featuring Max and Carol standing in the desert, but today’s images are a little more in your face.  Besides Carol and Max, we have two solo posters that put a spotlight on Judith and KW. They’re close ups of each character’s face and it makes you realize how lucky we are that Jonze didn’t go all CGI crazy on these creatures.

Take a look at Carol, Max, Judith, and KW…

Out of this bunch, my favorite poster is KW. I think it’s because she has sad, puppy dog eyes. In the film KW is voiced by Six Feet Under alum Lauren Ambrose, Carol is voiced by James Gandolfini, and Judith by Catherine O’Hara. These posters make me so thankful to Spike Jonze for going the puppeteer route with this film. So many people use CGI as a crutch these days and it’s really getting annoying. With a simple story like this, he definitely went in the right creative direction.

Where the Wild Things Are debuts in theaters nationwide on October 16th.

What do you think of the character posters for Where the Wild Things Are?