Clifford the Big Red Dog: Release date postponed due to Delta variant
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Clifford the Big Red Dog: Release date postponed due to Delta variant

The release of live-action adaptation of Clifford the big red dog has been postponed due to Covid's Delta variant fear in the US

Samayeshwari Vithaspa
Aug 03, 2021
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Clifford the big red dog- Instagram

It seems like movie releases in the US are expected to go haywire again due to the fear of the outbreak of COVID’s Delta variant that will probably restrict people from going to movie halls. The latest news is that this concern has caused Paramount Pictures from postponing the theatrical release of their CGI/live-action film, Clifford the Big Red Dog, to a later date. The movie, which was initially scheduled to release on September 17, will not make it to the theatres, according to sources.

Based on Norman Bridwell’s children’s book series of the same name, Clifford the Big Red Dog, is the story of a dog that is loved by readers since 1963. The book was published by Scholastic and it was also developed into a cartoon series. The story revolves around the big dog’s shenanigans that mostly comes out due to its unusual height. It is this aspect which evoked interest among the audience. The story of the giant dog was finally scheduled to come out in live-action, thanks to Paramount Pictures. Unfortunately, the fear of the pandemic has made them reconsider their plans of going forward with theatrical release. The makers haven’t made an announcement on the film’s release in India, either.

The trailer of the movie received positive response from movie buffs across the world; it clocked close to 8M views on YouTube. The movie, directed by Walt Becker (who’d previously directed Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip), features Darby Camp as Emily Howard (Clifford’s owner) and Jack Whitehall (from Jungle Cruise) as her uncle Casey. David Alan Grier will be lending the voice for the big red dog. The story revolves around how Emily gets introduced to Clifford, their affection for each other, how she and her uncle struggle to take care of the gigantic dog in NYC and how the dog is chased by a genetics company that wants to make super-sized animals.

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