Friday, July 19, 2013

The DEAR MR. WATTERSON Trailer Comes To Warm Your Heart

If there is one pop-culture property that is dear and near to my heart, it would be Calvin and Hobbes, the comic strip by Bill Watterson. Over 10 years, Mr. Watterson created one of the most endearing looks at childhood, imagination, friendship, and even budding romance. After ending the strip in 1995 after various disagreements with his publisher over merchandising, Mr. Watterson became a mysterious figure like a comic version of J.D. Salinger. In the meanwhile, there have been the most annoyingly grotesque misuses of Calvin pissing on things and even worse, "sequels" have popped up on the Internet. Nothing can and will capture the heart of the original but they still exist due to the passion behind that strip. On a personal level, Mr. Watterson's integrity in not buckling to pressures to whore out Calvin and Hobbes as much as what Jim Davies did to Garfield has always been one of the most inspiring things I've heard of.

Director Joel Schroeder decided to take a look at this phenomenon through various interviews and stories from comic creators to fans and took to Kickstarter to be able to finish and now we have a new trailer. Check it out below:

I'm under no impression that Joel Schroeder was able to get Mr. Watterson to actually come on to this document. He has been known to turn down interviews but I think that this movie will be a must-see for any of the fans of the strip. There's a theatrical release date of November 15th, 2013, and if it doesn't play in Dallas, I will try my hardest to make sure it does. Check out the website at Dear Mr. Watterson.

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