Homicidal Psycho Jungle Animation

There are certain things in life I'm glad of. That Bill Watterson never licensed Calvin and Hobbes for anything is pretty high on that list. Not so much now, but five years ago, when Over The Hedge came out, and the Opus and Bill movie was still a possibility, and everyone was buying up comic strip film rights, I could have easily imagined Calvin and Hobbes trying to make its way to the big screen. And I'm glad it never will.

The above animation was done by Ugly Americans animator Adam Brown, and is a perfect example of why its best for Calvin and Hobbes to remain on the printed page. That isn't to say it's poorly done, quite the opposite. Of all the possible Calvin and Hobbes animations, this one is certainly at the top of the class. And the characters remain blissfully silent (their voices belong to the voices of our inner child, and should never be contradicted). But there is something about it that is off. It feels wrong. Seeing them in motion is simultaneously wonderful, and abhorrent. It shouldn't be, and yet you cannot help but look. Like a platypus.

Via Uproxx.
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Adopting the descriptor of "successfully unpublished author", MR. Clark began writing things on the internet in 2012, which he believed to be an entirely reputable and civilized place to find and deliver information. He regrets much.


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