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Previous installments of the “Badass” series by DeviantARTist Tohad have been featured on Nerd Approved, and we are super exited to see new additions all about your favorite childhood characters – with a seriously twisted but loving twist.

I will never look at Rugrats the same way again.

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Bill Watterson doesn’t give many interviews; however, Mental Floss managed to snag one with the creator of Calvin And Hobbes for their December issue. They’ve posted some of the interview online and have addressed one of the obvious questions: will Calvin and Hobbes ever be animated?

The familiar characters seem perfect for an on-screen adaptation and some have taken it upon themselves to animate them. But, Watterson points out that film is a different game. When Mental Floss specifically pointed out the competency of Pixar, Watterson replied:

The visual sophistication of Pixar blows me away, but I have zero interest in animating Calvin and Hobbes. If you’ve ever compared a film to a novel it’s based on, you know the novel gets bludgeoned. It’s inevitable, because different media have different strengths and needs, and when you make a movie, the movie’s needs get served. As a comic strip, Calvin and Hobbes works exactly the way I intended it to. There’s no upside for me in adapting it.

Selfishly, I’m bummed because I’d love to see the comic strip introduced to a new generation in that medium. They’ll probably find it in print anyway, but I think a movie would be a more direct route. You’ve got to respect Watterson’s wishes though, and I do admire him for sticking to his guns.

Be sure to go to Mental Floss to read more of the long interview excerpt.

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Frank Herbert’s Dune is full of wisdom that you can extract and apply to your life and beliefs. Bill Watterson’s Calvin & Hobbes is likewise full of smart teachings and commentary on our existence. So what if you put the two together? You get Calvin & Muad’Dib. The Tumblr site applies the words of Dune with Calvin & Hobbes comics and it’s more wonderful than you can imagine.

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Batman and Spider-Man collide with Calvin and Hobbes in this art by Timothy Lim. He’s taken two well-known Calvin and Hobbes strips and turned them into Batman and Spider-Man comics and the result is fantastic. I think the Batman version wins because, shark.

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The kickstarter-funded Calvin and Hobbes documentary, Dear Mr. Watterson, has snagged a distribution deal that will be bringing it theaters across the US starting on November 15th. The documentary features an all-star cast including Berkeley Breathed (Bloom County), Bill Amend (Foxtrot), Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine) and Seth Green (Robot Chicken and Family Guy) all talking about how much the love the comic. There are also plenty of fans gushing about how much the most adorable duo in comics has affected their lives.

And if you were wondering, it doesn’t appear as though Watterson himself was involved with the film. Naturally.

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What if the crew of Firefly got mixed up with Calvin and Hobbes? It would be freaking adorable – as artist Karen Hallion has shown us. She’s got Kaylee with a wrench, Wash with dinosaurs, and Mal in charge (as he should be). It’s already fabulous, and it’s still a work in progress. I can’t wait to see the final, shiny version.

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It’s cute when a kid plays make believe, but when a grown-up Calvin can’t let those worlds go, things turn ugly. This Gritty Reboots movie trailer has the pair fighting to keep the world of make believe from destroying the real world—and things do not look good.

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I don’t care that this is supposed to be a room for a kid. I want to live there. Not only does it have an amazing mural on the wall that’ll make you feel like you’re relaxing on a lazy Sunday afternoon, but it has a bed that looks like the treehouse we all wanted when we were six. Yes, I freely admit I still want that treehouse now.

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Calvin & Hobbes are adorable in comic strip format, but even more so when they’re animated. We’ve seen cute gifs and now there’s this animated short by Adam Brown. He took an original strip, then applied a little computer-aided wizardry to create this clip. I only wish it was longer.

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This comic-themed wedding is more about the feelings invoked by Calvin and Hobbes than it is about cosplay or recreating that imaginary world in real life. Couple Stephanie and Jonathan chose the comic because of it’s fun, joyful, never-grow-up feeling and they carried that through to their wedding day with subtle and some not-so-subtle nods to the comic. It started with the invitations and included their engagement photos, a Calvin ring bearer with a Hobbes plush sewn by the groom and even cake toppers. The entire event was photographed beautifully by Junshien Lau.

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