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Dear Mr. Watterson

A documentary film about the greatest comic in the history of the universe: Calvin & Hobbes

Videos

Theatrical Trailer

Overview

Genre
Culture, Docutainment, and Arts
Synopsis

Calvin & Hobbes dominated the comics in thousands of newspapers for 10 years, having a profound effect on millions of readers worldwide. When the strip’s creator, Bill Watterson, ended the strip on New Year’s Eve in 1995, readers everywhere felt the void left by the departure of the boy and his tiger, and many fans would never find a satisfactory replacement.

Watterson has kept an extremely low profile ever since his retirement, yet despite his quiet lifestyle, he is remembered and appreciated daily by fans who still enjoy his amazing collection of work. Newspaper readership & book sales can be tracked and recorded, but the human impact he has had and the value of his art are immeasurable.

This film is not a quest to find Bill Watterson, or to invade his privacy. It is an exploration to discover why his 'simple' comic strip made such an impact on so many readers in the 80s and 90s, and why it still means so much to us today.

Stage
finished
Running time
90 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Fingerprint Films
Country
United States
Years of Production
2007-2013

Distribution Details

Release year
2013
Festivals
Cleveland International, Wisconsin, Chagrin Documentary, deadCENTER, Cinetopia, Savannah, New Orleans
Awards
Best Documentary Feature (Chagrin Doc.), Golden Badger Award (Wisconsin)
Distribution
Distributed by Gravitas Ventures and theatrically by Submarine Deluxe
Language
English
Subtitles
English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian

Photos

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