Starbucks and Warner Bros. have released a brand new behind the scenes featurette for Where the Wild Things Are, this time showing us how the soundtrack came together. This is the fourth in a long-line of featurettes that have shown us how director Spike Jonze has brought Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s book to life. This time, we see Spike and Karen O (of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs) as they recount the story of the soundtrack composition. Many have already heralded WTWTA for its music, with the Arcade Fire song that was used in the trailer. And from what we’re hearing, the soundtrack is going to be just as impressive.
One thing that I love to see is the Daniel Johnston cover “Worried Shoes,” conducted by Karen O and sung by a choir of kids. That’s very cool. After watching this — and the other Lance Bangs produced featurettes — I can’t help but think that this movie must have been a blast to make. Spike Jonze already has the air of childish energy, and if that energy translates to the film, I think we’re in for a treat. I’m seeing it Monday, so I’ll let you all know.
For now, lets all watch this great featurette below. Where the Wild Things Are is in theaters October 16, 2009. The soundtrack is currently available on Amazon.com.