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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Legendary Pictures Announce the Launch of Where the Wild Things Are the Videogame

Where The Wild Things Are

First Ever, Interactive Experience Based on Acclaimed Story and Inspired by the Highly Anticipated Feature Film from Director Spike Jonze

BURBANK, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Oct 13, 2009 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Legendary Pictures announce the launch of Where the Wild Things Are the videogame available today on Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Wii™ and Nintendo DS™.

For the first time ever, kids can join the Wild Things in this action-adventure game inspired by the highly anticipated Warner Bros. theatrical release from Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures and based on the best-selling children’s picture book by Maurice Sendak.

In Where the Wild Things Are the videogame, players assume the role of the rambunctious young Max to explore the island of the Wild Things, journey across its dangerous terrain, overcome hazardous obstacles and battle fierce creatures. After landing his boat on the mysterious island of the Wild Things – Max quickly befriends these fearsome but loveable creatures and becomes “King of All Wild Things.” He soon learns that the island is on the brink of destruction and that it’s up to him and the Wild Things to work together to find a way to escape to safety before it’s too late.

“Where the Wild Things Are is a wonderful game for kids, which brings their favorite story and characters to life with fun adventure game play,” said Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President, Production and Development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Playing as the mischievous Max, they can run, jump, climb, fly and swing across the island, explore its unique environments and team-up with the Wild Things on new adventures.”

In Where the Wild Things Are the videogame, the Wild Things test the player at every turn, but they help them too! Ride a Wild Thing over difficult terrain, gain their assistance when facing large obstacles, and follow them through fantastic landscapes to uncover the mysteries of the island. Along the way players discover each Wild Things’ unique personality and special talents as they interact with them. Players can return at any time to the Wild Things Village to play a variety of environmental puzzles, start dirt clod fights and have a rumpus of a good time!

Where the Wild Things Are was developed for Wii™, PLAYSTATION®3 and Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft by Griptonite Games, and for Nintendo DS™ by WayForward.

Where the Wild Things Are the videogame is rated “E10+” for Everyone 10 and older and is available on Wii for $39.99, Xbox 360 for $49.99 and PlayStation 3 for $49.99. The Nintendo DS version is rated “E” for Everyone and is available for $29.99.

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About Where the Wild Things Are, in theaters October 16
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Legendary Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures, a Playtone/Wild Things Production of a Spike Jonze film: “Where the Wild Things Are,” an adventure tale for every generation, starring Max Records, Catherine Keener, Mark Ruffalo, Lauren Ambrose, Chris Cooper, James Gandolfini, Catherine O’Hara and Forest Whitaker.

“Where the Wild Things Are” is directed by Spike Jonze from a screenplay by Spike Jonze & Dave Eggers, based on the book by Maurice Sendak. It is produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, John Carls, Maurice Sendak and Vincent Landay, with Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Bruce Berman serving as executive producers. The creative team includes director of photography Lance Acord, production designer K. K. Barrett, editor Eric Zumbrunnen and editor James Haygood. Music is by Karen O and Carter Burwell.

“Where the Wild Things Are” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures. Rated PG by the MPAA for mild thematic elements, some adventure action and brief language. Soundtrack Album is available on DGC/Interscope Records.

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

About Griptonite Games
Griptonite Games is a videogame development company which focuses on top-tier games based on movie franchises, comic series, and original titles for established videogame franchises.

A Foundation 9 Entertainment studio, Griptonite draws from six sibling studios with 700+ collective staff offering its partners exceptional scalability. Griptonite has shipped more than 100 games in its ten-year history, selling more than 50 million units.

About WayForward
WayForward is an independent game developer located in Southern California. For the past 18 years WayForward has specialized in developing commercially successful and critically acclaimed products for multiple platforms including Nintendo DS™, and Wii™.