Higglety Pigglety Pop

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Release date: March 02, 2010
Directed by: Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski
Literature: Maurice Sendak
Produced by: Spike Jonze, Vincent Landay, Marcy Page
Running time: 23 minutes

Once Jennie (Meryl Streep) had everything. She had two bowls to eat from, two pillows, and for cold weather, a red wool sweater. She even had a master who loved her. But Jennie didn’t care. In the middle of the night she packed everything she had in a black leather bag with gold buckles and looked out of her favorite window for the last time... Higglety Pigglety Pop! follows Jennie’s surreal, suspenseful and unexpectedly moving journey to gain new experiences and realize her dream of becoming the star of the World Mother Goose Theatre.

Meryl Streep (Jennie), Spike Jonze (Plant), Alain Goulem (Pig), Al Tuck (Cat), Audrée Juteau (Maid), Jackie Burroughs (Mother Goose), Forest Whitaker (Lion), Sébastien René (Cat), Nathalie Claude (Baby, Mother Goose)

Spike Jonze has produced a live-action/animated adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life. The film, a collaboration between the National Film Board of Canada and Warner Home Video, is included on the Blu-Ray release of Where The Wild Things Are. The 23 and a half minute short film was created by Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski, the Oscar-nominated team behind the short Madame Tutli-Putli, and features the voices of Meryl Streep, Forest Whitaker and Spike Jonze.