Calvin and Hobbes the All New Series is to be an upcoming cartoon animated show for Cartoon Network beginning on January 12, 2018, directed by Edgar Wright, and starring the voice talents from Justin Long, Josh Duhamel, Anna Faris, Chris Pratt, Alison Pill, Greg Kinnear, Emma Stone, Seth Rogen, Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Seth MacFarlane, J.K. Simmons, Jack Black and Mike Myers. The episodes are remakes of the original Calvin and Hobbes the Animated Cartoon Adventures episodes.
Calvin and Hobbes go on grand adventure quests with a cardboardbox and a sense of wild imagination.
Voice Cast Members
- Justin Long as Calvin Johnson/Safari Al/Spaceman Spiff/Stupendous Man (voice)
- Josh Duhamel as Hobbes /Space Tiger Slash /Mighty Stripes/Heroic Jungle Cat (voices)
- Anna Faris as Melanie Johnson, Calvin’s mom (voice)
- Chris Pratt as Brian Johnson, Calvin’s dad (voice)
- Alison Pill as Miss Wormwood (voice)
- Greg Kinnear as Mr. Spittle, the school principal (voice)
- Emma Stone as Susie Derkins (voice)
- Seth Rogen as Moe Lawson (voice)
- Mila Kunis as Rosalyn, Calvin’s baby-sitter (voice)
- Kate McKinnon as Kaitlyn Johnson, Calvin’s adoptive younger sister (voice)
- Seth MacFarlane as Dr. Jefferson, Calvin’s medical doctor (voice)
- J.K. Simmons as Mr. Grousso, the gym instructor (voice)
- Jack Black as Mr. Lockjaw, the baseball coach (voice)
- Mike Myers as Mr. Peterson, the hair cutter (voice)
Bill Watterson gave Cartoon Network another chance at making a Calvin and Hobbes TV Show, and chose Edgar Wright to direct the series. When Daniel Van Ness, a new screenwriter who had never read Calvin and Hobbes before handed Watterson a script, he was fired. Watterson said Van Ness strayed too far from the source material. Then Watterson decided to cancel the show, but Wright told him not to after he showed him a new script. The original cast included Laura Bailey as Calvin and Quinton Flynn as Hobbes, among others. Watterson had that changed to A-List celebrities and then recording started.