Have you seen Where The Wild Things Are? I just watched it and am a little confused about the story. Did he imagine all of those monsters or were they actually there on that island? /:
They are imagined as with the island. Max's mother calls him a "wild thing" because he is hyperactive and likes to act out a lot causing lots of trouble. Max's time with the imaginary wild things teach him, in the end, that being a wild thing isn't that great, so Max learns a lesson in reality and receives his supper.