Almost about 60 years ago, the Scholastic Book series debuted with the name “Clifford: The Big Red Dog”. Now this book series is getting its first live-action cinematic adaptation. This film attracts an audience of all ages as both children and adults can enjoy it at the same time. That’s why it’s a family movie.
This live-action movie was announced in the year 2012 at Universal, but hands changed and was subsequently handled by Paramount Pictures. Walt Becker was involved in this project around the year 2016. He ensures that the film is realistic and true to the actual portrayal of Clifford in the Normal Bridwell book series.
The whole story is about a girl’s love for her little pet named Clifford. This girl believes that this red pup is destined to become her best friend, which will happen later in the film. The entire plot of the film revolves around this bond between the pet and its owner.
Clifford: The Big Red Dog Trailer
The official trailer of this amazing movie premiered on youtube on June 29, 2021 through the official channel of Paramount Pictures. The trailer basically gives a glimpse of what the big red dog looks like and how much bigger he is than the normal pups. It is full of comedy, adventure with a touch of magic in it.
On the one hand, releasing the trailer makes dogs quite fearful of humans. On the other hand, people feel connected to it. They are attracted by his unique color, cuteness, charm and are touched by his gentle and loyal spirit.
Adjustment of Clifford: The Big Red Dog
This “Clifford: The Big Red Dog” movie from Paramount Pictures is a live-action adaptation of a beloved children’s picture book series based on the giant red dog. This classic children’s book series was first published way back in the year 1963.
That book series was written by a writer named Norman Bridwell, an American writer and cartoonist. “Clifford: The Big Red Dog” is one of his best-known, best-selling and most famous book series.
This live-action rendering of this book series allows everyone to see their favorite big red dog, Clifford, on the big screens.
Georgia Ball, a comic book writer, and Chi Ngo, an illustrator, also adapted the specific film into a graphic novel of the same name that was published a month before the film’s release.
Director of Clifford: The Big Red Dog
If we talk about the director of the movie “Clifford: The Big Red Dog”, it was directed by an American film director named Walt Becker. Becker creates content for numerous platforms, as well as being known for his directing skills.
Walt Becker is a multi-talented man, he is also a director, screenwriter, producer and author, whose films have earned nearly a billion dollars worldwide.
From comedy genre to unscripted to live-action to animated, Walt Beckers directs work across genres. Some of Walt Becker’s best known works include ‘Van Vilder’ with Ryan Reynolds and ‘Wild Hogs’ with John Travolta and many more.
We can also predict the success of the upcoming live-action/CG film adaptation of Walt Becker’s ‘Clifford: The Big Red Dog’ by looking at the millions of views on the film’s official trailer. It would certainly be counted among Walt Becker’s best works.
As a good director, Walt Becker always strives for the best possible version of an idea. He is always looking for an opportunity to experience new things and experiment with new things while being responsible for bigger goals.
The cast of Clifford: The Big Red Dog
Here’s the list of super-fabulous cast members you’ll see in ‘Clifford: The Big Red Dog’.
David Alan Grier as The Voice of Clifford, a Dog
David Alan Grier plays Clifford, a dog in the upcoming Paramount Picture film. As a voice actor, his voice work for Clifford is extremely commendable in this film.
Otherwise, he is an American actor, voice actor and comedian. He is known for his sketch comedy on the television shows ‘In Living Color’, ‘Damon’, ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’, ‘The Carmichael Show’ and many more.
He was first known for his dramatic work, but then he shifted his interest to comedy. David Alan Grier provides the film with the animalistic vocal effects for Clifford, a dog that was once the size of a pony until he grew into a large giant dog.
Darby Camp as Emily Elizabeth
The role of Emily Elizabeth is played by Darby Camp in the upcoming live-action movie “Clifford: The Big Red Dog.” She started her acting career as a toddler along with her mother and older sister. Acting is her birth gift. She worked in many local commercials and print ads.
By the time she developed her acting skills. She started working in the television and film industry. Darby worked in the award-winning HBO series ‘Big Little Lies’. He also worked on Netflix’s holiday hit “The Christmas Chronicles.”
The latest project she’s working on is Paramount’s “Clifford: The Big Red Dog” starring Emily Elizabeth. She plays one of the main characters. She is a guardian of her little puppy named Clifford in the movie.
According to the trailer, Emily Elizabeth was portrayed as different from all the other kids, who struggled to fit in at home and school. She discovers a magical pet store where she chooses Clifford as her brand new pet.
When Emily Elizabeth wishes her puppy to grow up big and strong enough to never be bullied. Her wish comes true and her pet turns into a giant but sweet dog.
Jack Whitefall as Uncle Casey Howard
Jack Whitefall also stars in this live-action adaptation. He gets the role of cute but impulsive Uncle Casey in the upcoming movie called ‘Clifford: The Big Red Dog’. He began to work in various television dramas as a child actor in his youth.
He then decides to enter the field of stand-up comedy. In 2012, he was named King of Comedy by the British comedy awards. This is one of the most prestigious awards.
According to the trailer, he is portrayed as Emily’s clueless uncle and guardian. He has no idea what’s going on and what to do, which makes the trailer a bit humorous. He is a funny and funny character in the movie.
He is also one of the main characters of this film. Both he and Emily, the heroes, go on an adventure that will keep you glued to your seat while watching this beautiful film.
John Cleese as Mr. bridwell
John Cleese gets the role of Mr. Bridwell, who is portrayed as a magical animal rescuer. John Cleese has multiple skills in him. He is not only an English actor, but also a comedian, screenwriter and producer.
mr. Bridwell is the mysterious old man Emily encountered. This is the one who gives the red color of dog Clifford to Emily Elizabeth. He promised Emily that her pet’s growth will depend on how much she loves him, and the dog grows to a huge size.
This is also the only point where the plot of the story started to build.
Izaac Wang as Owen Yuu
Izaac Wang was portrayed as Owen Yu, who played the role of a boy who lived in an apartment next door to Emily. He is a Laotian-American child actor. ‘Good Boys’, ‘Infinity Train’ and ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ are some of his best known released works.
In 2019, he was cast in Paramount’s upcoming movie “Clifford: The Big Red Dog”.
“Clifford: The Big Red Dog”, release date
Now the wait is over! You don’t have to wait too long to see the live-action adaptation of your favorite children’s book. This super fun film will hit theaters on November 4, 2021.
This film was to be released in the United States by Paramount Pictures in the English language. Work to make this film started in 2012.
It was first decided to release the film on September 17, 2021, but due to a pandemic-related issue, the release date was postponed to the date mentioned above.
Are you excited about the release? If so then it’s cool, but if not, check out the trailer for the movie, trust me, you will. Few of the movies would rock the theaters, and Walt Becker’s “Clifford: The Big Red Dog” is just one of them.
This comedy and the super fun movie would relax you, comfort you and make you laugh like that. The movie would be worth every penny you spend to buy the tickets. It will be a nice watch.
Watch this movie when it releases in your nearby theaters in the United States. And stay tuned for further updates.
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