To get an idea of how long Dear Mr. Watterson has been in the works, consider that its creator Joel Schroeder posted a teaser trailer for it three years ago. And that was years after he’d started working on it. Fortunately, it was the exact kind of thing that Kickstarter was built for, and after 2,083 backers representing over $120,000 chipped in, the film is finished.
Now, according to Variety, the “Calvin & Hobbes” documentary will see theaters and VOD on November 15th.
As you can imagine, it chronicles Bill Watterson’s monumental creation and its influence — specifically by featuring conversations with the likes of Berkeley Breathed (“Bloom County”), Bill Amend (“Foxtrot”), Seth Green and more.
Check out the teaser trailer after the jump:
Awesome, awesome, awesome news. Times a million. I don’t even know what else to say. Short of getting a “Calvin & Hobbes” movie from Watterson himself, which is obviously never going to happen, a thorough celebration of the man’s profoundly fun work is the next best thing.
So, sorry if the site doesn’t get updated for the rest of the day. I’m going to read all of my “Calvin & Hobbes” books now. You might as well, too. There’s adventure to be had.