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Early CGI Test of Where The Wild Things Are

Early test footage for Disney’s 1983 version of ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ by a famous animator

Maurice Sendak‘s classic children’s bookย Where The Wild Things Are is soon to be released as a live-action movie directed by Spike Jonze.

However,ย in 1983 a young animator at Disney shot this short piece of CGI test footage for a potential movie.

It didn’t work out as costs were too high and that young animator was unfortunately fired soon after.

However, things worked out OK in the end because he then went on to help found Pixar, direct the Toy Story movies and eventually go back to Disney in 2006 as the chief creative officer of the revamped Walt Disney Animation Studios.

His name?

John Lasseter.