After almost two months since Paramount Pictures pulled Clifford the Big Red Dog from the release schedule, it is now rumored that they have set a new release date for the live-action/CG-hybrid film. However, this time, instead of just releasing in theaters, they opted to launch the long-delayed film on their streaming channel Paramount+ at the same time as it hits theaters.
Live action movies Clifford the Big Red Dog is now scheduled to premiere on November 10, in theaters and on Paramount+. The film was previously pulled from its release schedule due to the skyrocketing spread of Covid-19 in the US (largely due to the Delta variant and inadequate vaccination rates), and families becoming less interested in going to the movies. This decision is an unfortunate matter, but the safety of children and families is the priority.
Clifford the Big Red Dog is a film adaptation of a children’s book series by Norman Bridwell and from the classic 2000s animated series of the same name. This film will tell the adventures of a high school student named Emily Elizabeth who meets a magical animal savior who gives her a red puppy. Yet he never anticipated waking up early to find a giant ten-foot-tall puppy in his tiny New York apartment. While her mother is away on a business trip, Emily and her lovable uncle Casey go on an adventure that will wow audiences.
The film stars Darby Camp (Big Little Lies) as Emily, Jack Whitehall (Jungle Cruise) as Uncle Casey, John Cleese (Monty Python) as Mr. Bridwell, Sienna Guillory (Resident Evil) as Maggie, Tony Hale (Veep) as Peter, and David Alan Grier as voice of Clifford (In Living Color). In addition to the cast, the film will also feature Izaac Wang, Rosie Pere, Kenan Thompson, Paul Rodriguez and Jessica Keenan Wyn.
Clifford The Big Red Dog directed by Walt Becker from a screenplay written by Jay Scherick, David Ronn, Annie Mumolo, and Stan Chervin.