After gaining funding from a Kickstarter campaign last year, Dear Mr. Watterson, Joel Allen Schroeder’s documentary about Bill Watterson’s comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, finally has a release date.
Variety reports that Gravitas Ventures has acquired all North American rights to the film, which will arrive in theaters on Nov. 15. The film took six years to complete and was finished thanks to 2,000 Kickstarter backers who donated over $120,000. Schroeder wrote, produced and directed the documentary.
After running for 10 years, Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes comic strip ended in 1995. The documentary will feature commentary from prominent names in animation, including Berkeley Breathed (Bloom County), Bill Amend (Foxtrot) and Seth Green (Robot Chicken,Family Guy).