Bill Watterson Explains Why CALVIN AND HOBBES Will Never Be a Movie
As much as I love Calvin and Hobbes, I am fine knowing that we'll never see a big screen adaptation of it. I own most of the comic strip collection books, and if I ever need a Calvin and Hobbes fix, I know where to get it. Creator Bill Watterson recently did an interview with THR in which he explains the reason why he'll never allow a movie to be made.
"The visual sophistication of Pixar blows me away, but I have zero interest in animating Calvin and Hobbes. If you’ve ever compared a film to a novel it’s based on, you know the novel gets bludgeoned. It’s inevitable, because different media have different strengths and needs, and when you make a movie, the movie’s needs get served. As a comic strip, Calvin and Hobbes works exactly the way I intended it to. There’s no upside for me in adapting it."
So there you have it. What more is there to say? Are you you happy or sad that you'll never see a Calvin and Hobbes film?