Check out an exclusive clip featuring ‘Clifford’ book series author Norman Bridwell talking about the building of a giant red dog franchise; the CGI/live-action movie follows everybody’s favorite canine and his adventures in NYC – also out n Blu-ray and DVD February 1.
Paramount Movies has shared an exclusive clip with AWN featuring Norman Bridwell, the creator and author of the “Clifford” book series, published by Scholastic books. Inspired by Bidwell’s hugely popular books, the CGI/live-action production, Clifford the Big Red Dog, introduces audiences to everybody’s favorite canine giant, a CG pup, and his adventures on the streets of NYC. The film debuts on Digital December 14, 2021, and on Blu-ray and DVD February 1, 2022.
In the film, 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 10-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!
Watch: Author Norman Bridwell and the folks at Scholastic discuss the building of a giant ‘Clifford’ franchise:
The film’s production VFX supervisor was Blair Clark; visual effects were produced by MPC.
The movie stars Whitehall; Camp; Tony Hale; Sienna Guillory; David Alan Grier; Russell Wong; and Cleese; it’s produced by Paramount Pictures in association with eOne Films and New Republic Pictures - A Scholastic Entertainment/Kerner Entertainment Company Production. The film is directed by Walt Becker, with the screenplay by Jay Scherick, David Ronn, and Blaise Hemingway. The screen story is by Justin Malen and Ellen Rapoport. Jordan Kerner, p.g.a. and Iole Lucchese serve as producers with Brian Oliver; Bradley J. Fischer; Valerii An; Brian Bell; Caitlin Friedman; Deborah Forte; and Lisa Crnic serve as executive producers.
Source: Paramount Movies