Calvin & Hobbes is the greatest comic strip ever written. I grew up reading it, and to this day, it makes me laugh. Not only was it a great a funny comic, but it also had messages and life lessons that we can all learn from.
Today we bring you an official trailer for a documentary that centers on the strip. It comes from first time filmmaker Joel Allen Schroeder, and it's called Dear Mr. Watterson. The doc chronicles the impact that the comic strip created by author and illustrator Bill Watterson had on the world. It features interviews with several famous illustrators, actors, and other fans about the role these characters played in their lives.
The comic ran in syndication from 1985 to 1995, when Watterson ended its run on New Year’s Eve. Watterson has been extremely protective of his work and has kept it away from potentially lucrative licensing deals, because of course he knows Hollywood will screw it up. As much as I would like to see these characters brought to life on the big screen, I love the comic strips that I read growing up even more, and I know for a fact that no movie would ever do them justice.
The movie gets a limited theatrical and VOD release starting on November 15th.