Paramount released a a brief but adorable teaser trailer for their upcoming live-action film adaptation of Clifford The Big Red Dog.
The trailer shows several regular-sized dogs as a narrator discusses how the love of our pets has helped us get through this year, the last dog being the large Clifford (brought to life with solid CGI). The trailer doesn’t provide any plot details, but an official synopsis has been released:
“When middle-schooler Emily Elizabeth (Darby Camp) meets a magical animal rescuer (John Cleese) who gives 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!”
“Clifford The Big Red Dog” originated in 1963 as a series of children’s books by Norman Bridwell that were adapted into a popular PBSKids cartoon that ran 2 seasons from 2000-2003. An animated film entitled “Clifford’s Really Big Movie” was released theatrically in 2004 before the death of Clifford voice actor John Ritter, making it the series closer. An animated reboot series began in 2019. The live-action film is directed by Walt Becker (Van Wilder, Wild Hogs) with a script by Annie Mumolo (Bridesmaids), Stan Chervin (Moneyball), Jay Scherick, and David Ronn. It stars Darby Camp, Jack Whitehall, Kenan Thompson, Paul Rodriguez, Rosie Perez, John Cleese, and David Allen Grier as the voice of Clifford.
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