Bill Watterson’s Calvin And Hobbes comic strip ran from 1985 to 1995 and defined my childhood (and possibly yours as well). We love seeing what those stories have inspired, like a Calvin and Hobbes-themed wedding, plenty of cosplay, some fantastic GIFs, and an upcoming documentary. It also inspired Ugly Americans animator Adam Brown to try his hand at animating a scene using keyframes from the comic.
Now Brown is back with an even better animated clip to help us kill time while waiting for life to shower us with meaning and happiness.
This seems to be the closest we’re going to get to an animated Calvin And Hobbes. Bill Watterson told Comics Journal he was undecided about animating it. Then, in a more recent interview with Mental Floss, he upgraded his undecided status to “I have zero interest in animating Calvin and Hobbes.” Well, that escalated quickly.
We’ll have to just settle for these 30 heartwarming seconds of Calvin and Hobbes dancing. Let’s go exploring.
(H/T: The High Definite)