Where the Wild Things Are. I revisited Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are with my kids this weekend and was struck by how much of it echoes the more recent cartoon Inside Out by Pixar. The monsters in Where the Wild Things Are reflect the changing inner life of the boy at the center of the story. Like the characters in Inside Out, these monsters reflect the interior life. Each creature has their own particular relationship to the main human character, and they help the viewer to better grasp those illusive emotions, impulses, and momentums that ebb and flow in us like currents in the ocean.