Calvin and Hobbes

While Calvin and Hobbes have touched the lives of millions of people the world over, their creator Bill Watterson has historically preferred to keep to himself. But for whatever reason, he recently decided to open up to Mental Floss for a rare interview.

The story, which covers everything from the rise of digital comics to that legend about his burning a box of Hobbes toys, is a must-read for anyone who grew up loving this rambunctious little boy and his tiger pal. Among one of the interesting tidbits to come out of it is a definitive statement that there will be no Calvin & Hobbes movie, ever. Hit the jump to find out why.

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Several years ago Joel Schroeder began working on a documentary called Dear Mr. Watterson. The film was essentially designed to be a long appreciation of Bill Watterson‘s excellent comic strip Calvin & Hobbes, which ran in newspapers from 1985 to 1995. Several years and a big Kickstarter campaign later, the film is ready to be released, and there’s a full trailer, as well as some release info. The trailer features enthusiasm for the strip from fans and other cartoonists, and you can see that below. Read More »