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Dear Mr. Watterson (2013)

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A documentary about the impact of the newspaper comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes", created by Bill Watterson.





Cast overview, first billed only:
Berkeley Breathed ... Self
Seth Green ... Self
Stephan Pastis ... Self
Bill Amend Bill Amend ... Self
Jef Mallett ... Self
Dave Kellett Dave Kellett ... Self
Jan Eliot Jan Eliot ... Self
Lee Salem ... Self
Wiley Miller ... Self
Nevin Martell Nevin Martell ... Self
Jean Schulz Jean Schulz ... Self
Dan Piraro Dan Piraro ... Self
Keith Knight Keith Knight ... Self
Lucas Turnbloom Lucas Turnbloom ... Self
Andrew Farago Andrew Farago ... Self


Of American newspaper comic strips, few great ones have been so short-lived, and yet so enduring in the public, than "Calvin and Hobbes" by Bill Watterson. This film explores the strip, its special artistic qualities and its extraordinary lasting appeal decades after its conclusion. Furthermore, the film explores the impact of Bill Watterson, a cartoonist with high artistic ideals and firm principles who defied the business conventions of a declining medium. Although he forwent a merchandising fortune for his strip, various associates and colleagues speak about how Watterson created a legacy that would be an inspiration for years to come. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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An Exploration of Calvin & Hobbes





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Calvin and Hobbes fans will dig this movie

While watching this movie I felt like I had walked into a bar or café filled with comic book artists and fans and for 90 minutes soaked up memories, insights, and little known tidbits of my favorite comic strip of all time.

I'm glad it didn't feel like just a chronological, step-by-step walk through Watterson's career or the C&H strip. I'm glad it wasn't a filmmaker seeking out Watterson and knocking on his door for the rare interview (which was the biggest problem I had with the John Hughes doc "Don't You Forget About Me").

After the movie was over I wanted to go back and re-read my "Complete Calvin and Hobbes" anthology. It made me want to put Chagrin Falls, Ohio on my list of places to visit (during Autumn, of course).

It made me want to go take a walk with my dog in the woods (at almost 40 years old, I'm too old for stuffed tigers). Let's go exploring...

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Release Date:

18 May 2014 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

ディア・ミスター・ワターソン See more »

Filming Locations:

Appleton, Wisconsin, USA See more »


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$6,199, 17 November 2013

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16:9 HD
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