Nearly two months since Paramount Pictures had pulled Clifford the Big Red Dog off its theatrical schedule, Deadline brings word that the studio has officially set a new release date for the live-action/CG-hybrid film. However, this time, instead of a traditional theatrical release, they’ve opted to give the long-delayed comedy a simultaneous theatrical and streaming release.
Originally scheduled to debut last September 17, the live-action Clifford the Big Red Dog film has now been slated to premiere on Wednesday, November 10, in theaters and on Paramount+.
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Clifford The Big Red Dog 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, and Tony Hale (Veep) as Peter. It will also feature Izaac Wang, Rosie Pere, Kenan Thompson, Paul Rodriguez, and Jessica Keenan Wynn.
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“When middle-schooler Emily Elizabeth meets a magical animal rescuer 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,” reads the synopsis. “While her single mom is away for business, Emily and her fun but impulsive uncle Casey 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!”
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Based on the children’s book series by Norman Bridwell, the film is directed by Walt Becker from a screenplay written by Jay Scherick, David Ronn, Annie Mumolo, and Stan Chervin. Jordan Kerner and Scholastic Entertainment’s Deborah Forte are also producing.