Watch In the Night Kitchen Animated

I'm still thinking and reading about Maurice Sendak, who died yesterday at the age of 83. And I just came across something new (to me) based on my favorite of his books. In 1980, American illustrator Gene Deitch made a short animation of Sendak's controversial In the Night Kitchen, published in 1970. It has the same unsettling, surreal qualities:

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I have read many of his books and I have to say that Maurice Sendak is one of my idols in life.