Filmmaker Joel Allen Schroeder embarks on a personal journey to discuss America's most famous comic strip, Calvin and Hobbes, and its creator Bill Watterson.
Dear Mr. Watterson. The Story of Calvin and Hobbes
The most surprising aspect of this pedagogical and light-hearted documentary is the impressive group of historians and cartoonists that filmmaker Joel Allen Schroeder invites to reflect on the influence of the popular comic strip Calvin and Hobbes.
Created by the renowned cartoonist Bill Watterson, these characters - a boy and a talking tiger - shaped an entire generation of children between 1985 and 1995. With more than 25 million copies of books sold, this comic strip can be framed as an iconic product of the end of the century's popular culture. That is the best reason to watch this documentary.