So it’s out. The first trailer for the Where The Wild Things Are movie was released this morning, and it makes the movie look like everything I hope it will be. I’m still a little afraid though… it really is an iconic book from my childhood, and I have to wonder if any movie, especially a live-action film with people in Wild Thing suits, will be able to live up.

A few friends that I’ve directed my excitement at have responded with weird looks and statements like, “I have no idea what you’re talking about.” To those people I say, “your childhood is incomplete. Go back and get your Sendak credit.”