It's dinner time and Max has decided to put on his wolf suit and be naughty. Finally he is rude to Mum who has had enough and sends him to his bedroom without dinner. While he's there a forest sprouts in his room together with an ocean rushes by with a boat to take Max to the place where the wild things are. Max tames the wild things and crowns himself as their king, and then the wild rumpus begins. But when Max has sent the monsters to bed, and everything is quiet, he starts to feel lonely and realises it is time to sail home to the place where someone loves him best of all.