Annie Barrett
July 27, 2009 AT 12:00 PM EDT

Just to make us even more painfully aware that Where the Wild Things Are doesn’t come out until October, author Maurice Sendak weighs in on how everyone involved in the movie is “kinda goofy, crazy, whacked out” and how director Spike Jonze takes nothing directly from his book but instead “enhances and enriches” his original vision. It’s one of those interviews that plays out exactly like you thought or hoped it might; you’re thinking “say this next!” and then the person miraculously does. General takeaway: Everything going on behind the scenes of this movie is wonderful and thrilling and warm and furry and has “touched me so much”! Oh, we see some new snippets from the film as well. Press play below.

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