Dear Mr. Watterson trailer: a Calvin & Hobbes movie! (sort of)

Artists and writers talk about how Calvin & Hobbes influenced them. So I presume this documentary is about 14 hours long, because what creative mind under 45 or 50 today didn’t have its horizons expanded by their adventures?

Via GalleyCat.

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bronxbee
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 4:48am

i remember my first reading few strips of C&H… i think i was 4 or 5 days in before it came to light (for me) that Hobbes was a *toy* tiger — the interior life of this small boy. being a comic strip, i figured it was just a walking, talking philosophising tiger… it blew my mind. still the greatest strip of all time. my dad went into a bit of a funk when the strip was discontinued and has all the compilation books.

RogerBW
RogerBW
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 11:54am

But does relentless positivity make for an interesting film? I’m entirely in agreement — I think Watterson’s work is some of the best cartooning I’ve seen — but I hope people get to say more than that.

bronxbee
reply to  RogerBW
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 8:40pm

i don’t think anyone can say that C&H was “relentless(ly) positive”… in fact, it had a rather dark outlook on getting older and the “joys” of childhood. i’ll bet a lot of dark, ironic humour and writing came out of that influence.

RogerBW
RogerBW
reply to  bronxbee
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 8:51pm

Oh, indeed! I’m talking about the impression of this film that I get from the trailer — everyone’s saying how great Watterson’s work was. And I agree, but does watching lots of people say that make for a good film?

Mate Sršen
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 6:43pm

My dad is possibly a bigger C&H fan than I am – lately I’ve been buying him C&H compilation books as birthday presents. He loves it.

LJS
LJS
Sun, Apr 13, 2014 2:07am

Finally saw the move on demand — I think I would have preferred a bit more about Watterson himself, tho we do see his home town and how it influenced a number of scenes in the comic. Nice to see Berkeley Breathed again.