This trailer has actually been kicking around for a few months already, but now you can watch it without fear that you’re just getting your Calvin and Hobbes-loving hopes up. As Deadline reported earlier this week, Dear Mr. Watterson—a documentary about the impact of Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson—was picked up for distribution. First-time director Joel Allen Schroeder had financed the project on Kickstarter and had previously shown it at film festivals, but now moviegoers can count on an opportunity to see it.
For fans who grew up on Calvin and Hobbes, which ran for about a decade before Watterson decided to end the series in 1995, little can compare to the nostalgic value of that particular comic strip. And it’s not just nostalgia: the artistic value and the message of Calvin has endured, as is discussed by the fans who make appearances in the film. Watterson himself is camera-shy, but those who love his work are far from it.
Dear Mr. Watterson opens in theaters and on VOD Nov. 15, 2013, after a run of festival appearances.