Disney's 1983, CGI test for "Where the Wild Things Are"

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In 1983, future Pixar boss John Lasseter was a young animator working for Disney when he co-directed a test clip featuring a traditionally animated Max (the lead character from Maurice Sendak's classic children's book Where the Wild Things Are,) running through a 3D house that was created with CGI that was then cutting-edge. The studio rejected the technique for being too expensive... and fired Lasseter soon after!

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Skipweasel, bear in mind that this is a test from 1983, so this film version of "Where the Wild Things Are" was never completed. The film version Spike Jonze is making could be terrible, but from what I've seen it's clear he really respects the book. That's a lot more than you could say of the directors of movies like the Mike Myers version of Cat in the Hat.
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