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Cinetopia International Film Festival | July 12, 2014

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Dear Mr. Watterson

With special guests! Michigan premiere! This documentary explores the legacy of reclusive Calvin & Hobbes creator Bill Watterson through the eyes of his adoring fans. Calvin & Hobbes was syndicated from 1985 to 1995 in over 2,400 newspapers. Every week, die-hards flipped straight to the funnies to see what hijinks the whimsical Calvin and his stuffed tiger friend would get into next. Watterson gave his characters great depth, stretching the limits of the panels and offering more complex stories than the average strip. After seeing great success, a demand grew to use his characters for merchandising – a concept that Watterson strongly stood against. In order to preserve the integrity of his stories, the cartoonist passed up the opportunity to make millions. Dear Mr. Watterson is the perfect tribute to a man who hid from the spotlight, but allowed his incredible imagination to shine through his work. –Cleveland International Film Festival

93 min
Not Rated
Year: 2013
Country: USA
Language: English
Festivals: Cleveland International Film Festival
Director: Joel Allen Schroeder