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Posts Tagged ‘Maurice Sendak’

Kickstarter Removes ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ Sequel For Copyright Infringement

Kickstarter has removed “Back to the Wild,” a proposed sequel to Maurice Sendak‘s classic children’s book Where the Wild Things Are, concerned that the project would violate copyright restrictions.

Harper Collins requested that Kickstarter remove the project. Here is what they submitted to the crowd sourcing site:

 The infringing material is a proposal to create a “sequel” to WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, entitled “Back to the Wild,” using the characters, scenes and copyrightable elements of the original work. Any such unauthorized “sequel” would clearly violate the Estate’s right to create derivative works. Read more

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Maurice Sendak Celebrated in Google Doodle

Today is legendary children’s author Maurice Sendak‘s birthday and Google is celebrating the author with a Google Doodle. The Doodle is a video animation based on Sendak’s classic books including Where the Wild Things Are and In the Night Kitchen. 

Today would have been his 85th birthday. Sendak passed away last year, just before his 84th birthday.

Sendak’s work has been adapted into many formats including the 2009 live action film Where the Wild Things Are by filmmaker Spike Jonze and the accompanying app Wild Things.