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Clifford the Big Red Dog (2021)

As Emily struggles to fit in at home and at school, she discovers a small red puppy who is destined to become her best friend. When Clifford magically undergoes one heck of a growth spurt, becomes a gigantic dog and attracts the attention of a genetics company, Emily and her Uncle Casey have to fight the forces of greed as they go on the run across New York City. Along the way, Clifford affects the lives of everyone around him and teaches Emily and her uncle the true meaning of acceptance and unconditional love.
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November 13, 2021
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A Colorful Revision of "Clifford the Big Red Dog"

Clifford the Big Red Dog is a 2021 family movie and comedy based on a colorful legacy, including the children's book series of the same name, as well as the 2000 TV series, the 2019 reboot TV series, and the prequel series, Clifford's Puppy Days. A combination of all four series within the Clifford the Big Red Dog franchise, this movie takes viewers into the life of Emily Elizabeth Howard, who is now in middle school and struggling to fit in with her peers, many of whom constantly bully her. Throughout the movie, viewers will find endearing storytelling devices that connect with the overall themes of the Clifford the Big Red Dog franchise, ensuring the tall tales of Clifford will live on for generations. Emily Elizabeth begins her journey with Clifford when she visits the animal rescue center in New York City and sees a small red puppy for the first time, a clever reference for fans of the prequel series Clifford's Puppy Days. Viewers get a good glimpse of what small Clifford looked like when he was a tiny puppy in this live-action film. The apartment building where Emily Elizabeth resides  is also a reference to Clifford's Puppy Days
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As Emily struggles to fit in at home and at school, she discovers a small red puppy who is destined to become her best friend. When Clifford magically undergoes one heck of a growth spurt, becomes a gigantic dog and attracts the attention of a genetics company, Emily and her Uncle Casey have to fight the forces of greed as they go on the run across New York City. Along the way, Clifford affects the lives of everyone around him and teaches Emily and her uncle the true meaning of acceptance and unconditional love.

Rating:PG
Genre:Animation, Comedy, Family
Directed By:Walt Becker
Written By:David Ronn, Jay Scherick, Annie Mumolo, Stan Chervin
In Theaters:11/10/2021
Box Office:$40,000,000
Runtime:97 minutes
Studio:Paramount, Entertainment One, Kerner Entertainment Company, Scholastic Entertainment, New Republic Pictures, Walden Media

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