Clifford the Big Red Dog, the super-size canine from Norman Bridwell’s classic children’s book of the same name, has finally got his own movie.
The loveable pooch certainly made a huge splash when he arrived in US cinemas and on Paramount Plus on November 10th 2021.
The film quickly became the most-watched original movie on Paramount Plus, outshining the streaming service’s other original films released this year, including Paw Patrol: The Movie and Infinite.
“Clifford the Big Red Dog has wagged his way into the hearts and watchlists of Paramount Plus subscribers,” said Tanya Giles, Chief Programming Officer, ViacomCBS Streaming. “The film’s incredible performance on Paramount Plus speaks to the power of entertainment for families to enjoy together, and we look forward to continuing to bring our subscribers more exclusive family-friendly offerings.”
With an all-star cast made up of John Cleese and Jack Whitehall, Clifford the Big Red Dog is gearing up to make quite an impact on UK audiences too.
But when will Clifford the Big Red Dog finally land in the UK? Read on for everything you need to know about the film including the release date, cast and more.
When is Clifford the Big Red Dog released?
Clifford The Big Red Dog is currently scheduled for a UK release date of 24th December. It landed in the US a little earlier, hitting the big screen on 10th November.
The film is also streaming exclusively on Paramount Plus, meaning it isn’t available to subscribers of the biggest streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
Paramount Pictures purchased the rights for remake in 2016, so production has been a good five years in the making.
Clifford the Big Red Dog movie cast
Norman Bridwell, the creator of the beloved character will be played by John Cleese in the movie adaptation.
Fans may be disappointed that larger-than-life Clifford doesn’t actually speak in the latest addition to the catalogue, but read on for the rest of the case in this epic movie:
- Darby Camp as Emily Elizabeth
- Jack Whitehall As Uncle Casey
- Izaac Wang As Owen Yu
- Sienna Guillory as Maggie
- Horatio Sanz as Raul
- Paul Rodriguez as Alonso
- Russell Peters as Malik
- Tony Hale as Tieran
- David Alan Grier as Packard
Clifford the Big Red Dog trailer
The official trailer for Clifford the Big Red Dog is below:
Clifford the Big Red Dog cartoon: When did the series air?
Clifford’s Fun with Letters was broadcast way back in 1988 in America. Then, reverting back to the original book series title, “Clifford The Big Dog”, aired in autumn 2000 in the US with a British version coming out just under two years later.
With popularity growing, producers struck while the iron was hot, commissioning “Clifford’s Really Big Movie” in 2004. Since then, PBS Kids have breathed life into a TV series that’s run since 2019. The last episode premiered in early 2021 and the pause in TV programming may have been to build anticipation for the impending movie later on in the year.