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Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are Gets a New Trailer

The theatrical trailer for Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are dropped yesterday (the earlier version was just a teaser), and it has us even more excited to see this film when it opens on October 16. There’s a lot more of Max in this one — in fact, the moment when he cries out, “Let the wild rumpus start!” gave us chills. And you get to meet a handful of the wild things outside of KW (Lauren Ambrose): Carol (James Gandolfini), Judith (Catherine O’Hara), Ira (Forest Whitaker), Alexander (Paul Dano), and Douglas.

Also of note: We’d read rumors that Jonze and Karen O (the film’s music director) wanted the Flaming Lips to soundtrack this second trailer. No offense to Wayne Coyne, but “Wake Up” (which Arcade Fire re-recorded specifically for the film), is now synonymous with the movie in our minds. As The Playlist noticed, there’s also a Karen O lullaby track on this one.

Final gush: The title graphics are simply fantastic. We were too excited back in March to really appreciate them. Any ideas who’s behind them?

Photo credit: Warner Bros.

Photo credit: Warner Bros.

Photo credit: Warner Bros.

Photo credit: Warner Bros.

Photo credit: Warner Bros.

Photo credit: Warner Bros.

Photo credit: Warner Bros.

Photo credit: Warner Bros.

Photo credit: Warner Bros.

Photo credit: Warner Bros.

Is it just us, or does this movie look like it has the potential to live up to the insane hype storm?