Clifford the Big Red Dog Delays Over New COVID Concerns
Concerns that familiar audiences will be able to visit U.S. theaters in late summer due to the risks posed by the delta variant of the coronavirus prompted Paramount Pictures to delay the release of the animated and live-action film. . Clifford the great red dog from the release date scheduled for September 17 (having been earlier than the previously announced debut of November 5). For now, the studio has decided to remove the debut of its giant dog from the calendar.
Based on Norman Bridwell's popular Scholastic book series, the live-action / CGI hybrid film was also screened as a gala presentation at the Toronto Int'l Film Festival through Canadian rights holder eOne Films, but it's uncertain whether the film will premiere at the festival with no national release date set.
When high schooler Emily Elizabeth (Darby Camp) meets a magical animal rescuer (John Cleese) who gives her a small red puppy, she never thought she'd find a giant ten-foot dog in her tiny New York City apartment when she wakes up. . While her single mother (Sienna Guillory) is away on business, Emily and her funny but impulsive Uncle Casey (Jack Whitehall) embark on an adventure that will keep you in suspense as our heroes grab a bite of the Big Apple.
Clifford the great red dog is directed by Walt Becker (Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, Old Dogs) from a screenplay by Jay Scherick and David Ronn (The Smurfs, The Smurfs 2) and Blaise Hemingway (ugly dolls, Playmobil: the movie). The cast also includes Tony Hale, Sienna Guillory, David Alan Grier and Russell Wong.
Paramount Pictures presents Clifford the great red dog in association with eOne Films and New Republic Pictures; a Scholastic Entertainment / Kerner Entertainment Company production. The producers are Jordan Kerner and Iole Lucchese. Executive producers are Brian Oliver, Bradley J. Fischer, Valerii An, Brian Bell, Caitlin Friedman, Deborah Forte and Lisa Crnic.
September is practically open for theatrical entertainment / family outings without Clifford, but major sequels and fully animated originals are expected to launch this coming holiday season, including The Addams Family 2 (MGM) e Hotel Transylvania: Transformania (Sony) head to head on October 1st, Locksmith's Ron was wrong on October 22 (XNUMXth century), Disney's magical Colombian adventure Charm November 24 and Illumination's Sing 2 December 22 (Universal). Whether Paramount's decision is heralding another round of massive theatrical releases from the studios, or a one-off act of understandable caution remains to be seen.
Clifford the great red dog is an American adventure comedy film directed by Walt Becker. It is based on Norman Bridwell's children's book series of the same name. The film stars Jack Whitehall, Darby Camp, Tony Hale, Sienna Guillory, Russell Wong and John Cleese, with David Alan Grier as the lead voice.
The film was initially slated to premiere at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival in September 2021, to be followed by a US theatrical release on the 17th of that month by Paramount Pictures, but has been withdrawn from the festival and calendar. exit of the study. in July 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In May 2012, it was announced that Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment would produce a film version of the children's literary saga. Matt Lopez was hired to write the script, while Chris Meledandri and Deborah Forte would produce the film. However, in September 2013 the project was shelved.
In 2016 Paramount Pictures bought the rights to the film and on September 25 of the following year Walt Becker was announced as the director of the project. On June 20, 2019, Paramount signed a deal with Entertainment One to co-produce the film and distribute the film in Canada and the UK.
The month before, meanwhile, Darby Camp and Jack Whitehall were hired as protagonists of the film, while in June 2019 joined the cast John Cleese, Sienna Guillory, Izaac Wang, Kenan Thompson, Rosie Perez, David Alan Grier, Keith Ewell, Bear Allen-Blaine and Lynn Cohen