How are we just NOW getting a Clifford The Big Red Dog movie? Clifford and The Bearenstein Bears were, forgive the pun, the top dogs when I was growing up, you’d think this would have been made and re-made by now? Expediency aside, this new trailer for Paramount’s adaptation of everyone’s favorite purchase from the 1988 Scholastic Book Fair looks to be as sweet as Clifford is large.
Admittedly I don’t remember much about the original books, outside of Clifford being sweet and huge, so this may or may not follow the original storyline. Emily is a middle-school outcast whose days at school are far from enjoyable. When she and her Uncle Casey (Jack Whitehall) happen upon an eccentric animal rescue specialist (John Cleese) they find a funny looking little pup that will change their lives forever. You see, Mr. Bridwell says the key to Clifford growing is how much you love him. As you can imagine Clifford grows…a lot.
Look, I don’t care that this looks totally saccharine and formulaic. I can tell you, point blank, that I will most likely get misty eyed at some point during this film. Who doesn’t need a little joy cry these days?
Check out the trailer for Clifford The Big Red Dog below and look for it in theaters September 17th, 2021
When middle-schooler Emily Elizabeth (Darby Camp) meets a magical animal rescuer (John Cleese) who gifts her a little, red puppy, she never anticipated waking up to find a giant ten-foot hound in her small New York City apartment. While her single mom (Sienna Guillory) is away for business, Emily and her fun but impulsive uncle Casey (Jack Whitehall) set out on an adventure that will keep you on the edge-of-your-seat as our heroes take a bite out of the Big Apple. Based on the beloved Scholastic book character, Clifford will teach the world how to love big!