'Calvin and Hobbes' Animation on YouTube

By: E&P Staff Bill Watterson has never wanted to animate his now-retired "Calvin and Hobbes" comic, but a student in Italy has done it -- and the film is posted on YouTube with English subtitles.

The animated short has received many positive comments on the video-sharing site, where it has been viewed nearly 18,000 times. It was also mentioned today on The Comics Reporter and The Comics Journal blogs, and cited on CartoonBrew.com as well.

To see the under-three-minute film, click here.

"Calvin and Hobbes," which ran from 1985 to 1996, appeared in more than 2,400 newspapers via Universal Press Syndicate.


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