Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired North American rights to Lance Bangs and Spike Jonze’s documentary Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait Of Maurice Sendak.
The film pays tribute to Sendak (pictured), the author of the classic children’s book Where The Wild Things Are. Jonze adapted the book and the film was released last year through Warner Bros.
Oscilloscope will release the documentary on DVD on March 2 to coincide with the DVD release of Where The Wild Things Are. HBO previously acquired US broadcast rights.
James Gandolfini, Meryl Streep, Catherine Keener and Tony Kushner are among those who pay tribute to the 81-year-old writer and illustrator.
“Maurice Sendak and the Beastie Boys are two major influences in my life so it’s perfect to be doing this documentary about Maurice with Yauch,” Jonze said, referring to O-Scope founder Adam Yauch, aka the Beastie Boys’ MCA. “It’s one of those full circle-circle things.”
“It’s great to have Spike stopping by the office to hang out,” Yauch said. “He is a good one to test the O-scope booby traps on, as he is rather spry on his feet. Currently Spike is hanging upside down by his left ankle, dangling from a palm tree. I’ll set him free shortly.”