Can you believe that Dear Mr. Watterson is now IN THEATERS!?
Today, after 6 1/2 years, 2 Kickstarter campaigns, dozens of shoots, countless hours of editing, and lots of blood sweat and tears, this little documentary about the impact of Calvin & Hobbes, that you helped into existence, is available to the rest of the world.
Two nights ago, we screened the film at the Kickstarter offices in New York, and it was really humbling to walk into the center of the crowd-funding universe. Without you all and without Kickstarter, this film may have never happened.
As I write this, the first theatrical screening is now in progress in New York City, with Toronto, Los Angeles, and Santa Fe joining in soon. Tell all your friends who love Calvin & Hobbes to find out how they can watch it today at dearmrwatterson.com. We're on iTunes, VHX, many cable VOD providers, and our theatrical release will spread out to other small independent theaters over the next couple months. We'll continue to keep our screenings page updated as we confirm more theaters.
Also, in case anybody has been wondering, I want to let you all know that Bill Watterson has, indeed, seen the film. We know he appreciated our respect for his privacy, and we're honored that he took the time to view it.
Today is a huge day, and such a milestone after all this time. We hope that thousands of fans will see the movie this weekend, and we hope that they'll be inspired to dig out their Calvin & Hobbes collections the first chance they get.
Let's Go Exploring!