Following a delay in the initial release, Paramount Pictures announced that live-action “Clifford the Big Red Dog” would open in theaters and at Paramount Plus on November 10.
Based on a children’s book series written by Norman Bridwell, the film follows Emily Elizabeth (Derby Camp) of middle school who meets a magical animal rescuer (John Kliss) and is given a small red dog to find only a monster. To wake up Ten-foot haor in his small New York City apartment. While her single mother (Sienna Gilory) was away on business, Emily and her uncle Casey (Jack Whitehall) embarked on an adventure to visit the audience.
The film was originally slated for release on Sept. 1 but was delayed due to concerns over Delta diversity, as in other films last year, the latest installment of Tom Cruise’s “Top Song.” Now premiering both theaters and Paramount’s streaming service, “Clifford the Big Red Dog” will give viewers the choice to watch it according to their security preferences.
Paramount tried the same strategy with “Pao Patrol” in August, which said it performed well on Paramount Plus and debuted in theaters for 13 million. Bob Bakish, president and CEO of Viacom CBS, said earlier this week, “We think this is actually a very good model for kids and family movies, again, especially in this covid-influenced time, because it gives consumers the opportunity to see the product where they are most Feels comfortable and we’ve done a bunch of research on it, although the result of this move was a movie that worked dramatically very well in both cases and was a significant driver for Paramount +, where it was one of the most watched original ever.
The film is directed by Walt Baker, best known for directing “Van Wilder” and starring Ryan Reynolds, “Wild Hogs” and “Old Dogs”. It is executive produced by Brian Oliver as well as Bradley J. Fisher, Valerie Ann, Brian Bell, Caitlin Friedman, Deborah Forte and Lisa Chronic.