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Watch a Trailer for the Calvin & Hobbes Documentary Dear Mr. Watterson


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Say what you will about Kickstarter (or let Portlandia do it for you), but sometimes it really works, especially when it comes to funding movies that would never make make the cut via the traditional Hollywood machine. First there was the Eddie Pepitone documentary The Bitter Buddha followed by the forthcoming Veronica Mars movie funded by ardent fans via the fundraising site and now there’s a Calvin & Hobbes documentary — Dear Mr. Watterson, a documentary about the impact of Calvin & Hobbes creator Bill Watterson.

First-time director Joel Allen Schroeder financed the project on Kickstarter and had shown it in a few film festivals, but now as Deadline reported earlier this week, Dear Mr. Watterson was just picked up for distribution and we couldn’t be more excited to revisit the Calvin & Hobbes comic strips through the film. The comic, which followed the adventures of a young boy and his stuffed tiger, ran in newspapers for close to a decade before Watterson ended the beloved series in 1995. In the film, the lasting legacy of Calvin & Hobbes with interviews with fans, including Berkeley Breathed who wrote the revered Bloom County comic strip, Bill Amend who writes Foxtrot, Stephan Pastis from Pearls Before Swine and Seth Green of Robot Chicken and Family Guy fame.

Watch the trailer now and then wait around until Dear Mr. Watterson opens in theaters and on VOD on Nov. 15, 2013:

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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