Where the Wild Things Are and Eleven Other Controversy-Causing Kids’ Movies


Today, Warner Bros. unleashes Where the Wild Things Are on a terrified populace. Spike Jonze's adaptation of Maurice Sendak's kids' classic, which began production years before some of its intended audience was actually born, has already scarred a few children and even more studio executives. But it's hardly the first kids' film to cause a wild rumpus — history is littered with child-targeted movies that were bad, too visionary, or, in a few cases, too racist for their own good. Enjoy Vulture's list of twelve controversy-causing kids' movies.