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Calvin and Hobbes: The Movie by shokxone-studios Calvin and Hobbes: The Movie by shokxone-studios

1. Bill Watterson would never let a Calvin & Hobbes film get made. So stop worrying.

2. Assuming a C&H film were producable, I'd sooner see it as animation than live-action. But if it had to be live-action, have Hobbes animated a la Roger Rabbit instead of CGI'd like Garfield.

Oh, and either Pixar or Studio Ghibli would have to make it.

That is all.

Calvin & Hobbes © Bill Watterson
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risingstar1011 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
...oh, don't we wish.

The only movie studio I would even remotely trust to not screw this up would be Pixar. They have come out with not only one of the most stunning trilogies of all time, but they've demonstrated a commitment to quality that even Disney can't boast. (unfortunately for us all)

Put the same genius that made Toy Story behind this film, make it a 3-parter, and always have Calvin's alter-egos affecting the real world ~just enough~ to keep us guessing if he really can do that...and the result could make history.
Samtastic-V3 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
It can never be made, because Robin Williams died so now he can't be the voice of Hobbes.
And definitely fully animated. Could you imagine REAL people with Calvin's hair?
ThisBirdHasFlown123 Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Student Writer
Robin Williams would've made the perfect Hobbes!
Samtastic-V3 Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
Thanks. Glad to see someone agrees with me :)
Badgerhead44 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Awesome movie poster. You actually had me going for a second!
ultimatespiderman11 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well it is possible that they would make one after bill passes away
epicgirlmaddie Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I actually made an animation that was like an hour long about calvin and hobbes with a plot and everything. not to brag or anything. SHHH don't tell bill!
epicgirlmaddie Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is so cool how did you do this?
epicgirlmaddie Featured By Owner Edited Oct 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I want a calvin and hobbes mooovoeiiiiieee!!!! :''(
CatDogHeffer Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Student Filmographer
Sorry bill said he didn't want a movie.......MAYBE IF HE DIES WE CAN MAKE IT ANYWAY!!!!! :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
Badgerhead44 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
That's like saying you want one of your friends to do crack but his mom says he can't so you're just gonna wait until the old broad dies until to do it.
CatDogHeffer Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Student Filmographer
Did u just get out of jail or someting
Badgerhead44 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
No. But if you steal Mr Watterson's rights, you'll go to jail.
CatDogHeffer Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Student Filmographer
FiremanHippie Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Student General Artist
I wish they would start by making a Calvin and Hobbes TV special, (like the peanuts) I don't think they're ready for the movies. Besides Bill watterson has his pride. 
SpellboundFox Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Meep. Yes please. :heart:
TheCartoonZone Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
A Calvin and Hobbes film would not work in the modern age because of CGI. If it were to be made, it would be made with CGI. BECAUSE EVERYONE FRIGGIN LOVES THAT FOR SOME UNKNOWN REASON!

Seriously why does everyone like CGI so much??? UGH! 

But yeah this wouldnt work today
Caskit19 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually, there was a teaser trailer involving Calvin and Hobbes, but it was only fan made. set in a child's perspective. Making it into a family film would be a cool experience for me, considering I haven't exactly grown up with C&H. But I've fallen in love with the comic strips, I even have The accentual C&H book and I am enjoying it very much. All though I cant help but want to ask for some friendly advice from the fans themselves on why or why not this shouldn't be put into a movie?

1 it looks like this classic is past the marking point for such a big jump into the filming industry. Considering how much money we spend on animation now a days, it seems that CGI is becoming more popular and indeed wouldn't be suited to deliver the same classic magic we get from the art itself.
and I don't really want to think about Disney doing this I haven't been a fan of this long enough to voice out my opinion on the idea of WHO would produce it anyways xD. 

2 casting is out of the question. we have seen some very talented kid actors and actresses, but from the movies I see know a days that involve kid actors....I don't find it appealing. In the sense that some children have found it difficult in the specific genre they play in. And puts a strain on them altogether, which is probably why we save those for the much older actors, If this was made into a movie...I wouldn't count on any of these companies
giving us a KID actor. As for Hobbes...he's already hard to draw in my opinion, but also I don't think it would be a good idea to have him CGI or any of that jazz, Plus I would find it difficult to switch around from his form as Calvin's  imaginary friend, to a stuffed tiger that other people see through their POV.

But I want to know what other fans think. :)
theRevil Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Studio ghibli no doubt. They made the god damned spirited away movie and look where that went.
taylornader Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Your declaimers are so very true...though Pixar would somehow make the beginning tear jerking.
Fist-of-doom Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd watch it.
ws235 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Why does everyone want Ghibli to do it? Calvin & Hobbes is NOT an Anime.

Pixar could pull it off.
shokxone-studios Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neither was the source material for Howl's Moving Castle, Ponyo, Tales From Earthsea, or The Secret World of Arrietty. Stories are not bound to single mediums.
TheUltimateDarkness Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
I would watch the HECK out of this if it were to be made. Such a fantastic poster man.
PsychoArtist2 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that'd be sweet
Coelophysis Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013   Writer
A live action Calvin and animated Hobbes just wouldn't work. That would imply that Calvin sees Hobbes as a cartoon, which he does not. The great inspiration in Watterson's work was that he allowed fantasy and imagination to be visualized as looking more real than "reality" itself. That says a lot about how Calvin views the world. If a C&H movie were ever to be made (God forbid) it couldn't be anything other than animated.
artemzaytsev Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Hey, shokxone-studios!

I love the concept. Although, being a huge C&H fan myself, I wouldn't really want to see this happen. I really admire the integrity Watterson was able to retain throughout the years by not selling any rights to the original comic strips.

I would really love to see your post featuring your artwork and speculations on We're inviting a select few to contribute to Moviepilot and we'd love to you on board. We are a movie fan community of over 11 million. There are over 2,000 projects on Moviepilot you could write about and we dig personal, opinionated, fun posts, as well as fan made trailers, art or longer editorials. It can be as long or as short as you like, and the more opinionated the better.

You'll always get full credit for your work, and we can let you know how many readers you have on each post. Let me know what you think!

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candylanddragon Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
you're right on the money..but i can't see Calvin and hobbes as a movie.
DTWX Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
If this film were ever made, Hollyweird would definitely crap on it. ;p
jemgirl Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This was so cool to see. :)

I love your summery of it too. :D

I vote for Pixar only because they would be more comfortable with all the crazy things that Calvin would think up and do. :)

Studio Ghibli is fun, but is a more ... interesting and deep way maybe. :)
Ammathorn Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Hitchhiker's guide isnt a wise plug to mention.
SouthernWriter2 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh God, if only.
benaiahfan Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist
a calvin and hobbes movie. oh the possibilities.
MMStudiotrademark Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist
Great job on the poster! Oh, how I wish Calvin & Hobbes would have been made into a movie! If a Calvin & Hobbes movie was made today I can easily see it as a mixture of animation & live action like the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies that got made! I could see a series of alternate posters featuring Space Man Spiff, Tracer Bullet, Stupendous Man, several featuring the card box as well.
Master-Kontrol Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So?...... We are in agreement @ Disclaimers ;) (nice work btw)
LiaHansen Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Artist
Oh, totally studio Ghibli. They're the only people who could handle this level of nostalgia.
thereina Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist
i really wonder what the result would be if ghibli made it. But i would give ANYTHING to have the opportunity to see a (good) calvin and hobbes' movie one day !!! thanks for making me dream
BernyTheWolf Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this would be fantastic nontheless. i love this poster and this idea (you would need the Hitchhiker people to make a Calvin and Hobbes movie! X3)
snoopyj7 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
This Poster makes me incredibly happy.... and I agree, Hobbes would have to be drawn exactly like he is in the comics and animated for me to be happy about it.
KyleWhisper4 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
I wish, really I had a few of the comic books and I used to read them over and over again, need to buy more books as I want to read more. But a film would be fantastic!
Alygal281 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student Artist
If this were real I would watch this every day for the rest of my life.
rocksliide Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
I would watch this.... All of my life.
Iggy-1-55-306 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think Dreamworks animation could do Calvin and Hobbes justice.
PeanutReaderFace Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
at first, i saw this and thought both "Thats some pretty good drawings of the destructive duo" and "Oh dear lord, why is this happening???" but then i saw the trailer and realized it was a documentary and felt relieved
chill13 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such an awesome poster. it captures the feel of Calvin and Hobbes perfectly. There is imagination here, with the bright fantasy lighting and colors. WONDERFUL!

I think a movie would be cool but it would ONLY be good if Bill Watterson was in charge of the whole thing, looking over everyone's shoulder. Otherwise it would end up awful like Get Smart.
MlleFox Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
They'll probably wait until Bill Watterson is dead and a respectable mourning period before they start begging for the rights to an actual movie. At least that's what Calvin and Hobbes told me in my head just now.
Owlflight29 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i think this would be like bridge to teribithia. only 20 times better.
NintendoGamer5000 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If only this were real...
PracticeWriting Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hayao Miyazaki would simply HAVE to direct a Calvin & Hobbes movie. Imagine the dinosaur fantasy scenes?
shokxone-studios Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Or Spaceman Spiff. Miyazaki loves his flying scenes!
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