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Clifford The Big Red Dog Coming To Theaters In 2016

2 August 2014 6:29 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Another beloved childhood character is heading to the big screen. Universal recently announced that an adaptation of Clifford the Big Red Dog, based on the children’s book series by Norman Bridwell, will be hitting theaters on April 8th, 2016.

Plot details for the film are scarce, but Bridwell’s series centered on a dog named Clifford, born the runt of the litter. When he was given to Emily Elizabeth as a birthday present, the little girl’s love for him caused Clifford to swell in size to a height of over 25 feet. Given the dog’s size, his owner’s family had no choice but to move to the wide open spaces of Bridwell Island, where Clifford encountered new friends like Cleo, Mac and T-Bone. Over 70 installments of the book series, which also spawned a popular PBS Kids TV show, have been released.

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Universal Sets 'Clifford the Big Red Dog' Release for April 2016

1 August 2014 1:24 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Clifford the Big Red Dog will be hitting the big screen in 2016. Universal has slated the adaptation of the children's book for an April 8, 2016, release date. The film, directed by David Bowers, is being touted as a mixture of live action and 3D animation. Deborah Forte (The Golden Compass, Tuck Everlasting) will produce the comedy. Forte previously produced multiple TV series on the Clifford character as well as the 2004 Warner Bros. film Clifford's Really Big Movie. Clifford's Really Big Movie, also based on the Norman Bridwell books, was released on April 20 of that year and grossed

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Universal To Unleash ‘Clifford The Big Red Dog’ In Spring 2016

1 August 2014 12:59 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The studio has dated its adaptation of the best-selling children’s books that spawned a PBS series. The live-action/animated 3D pic Clifford The Big Red Dog has fetched an April 8, 2016, release slot. Scholastic Media’s Deborah Forte will produce and Matt Lopez (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, the just-announced The Day The Crayons Quit) is working on the script, which David Bowers will helm. First published in 1963, the book series follows the adventures of Emily Elizabeth, a young denizen of a rural island community who gets a red puppy for her birthday that grows to the rather unusual size of 25 […] »

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Disney Xd Draws Up Series Order For ‘Kirby Buckets’ Starring Jacob Bertrand

11 February 2014 9:30 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Jacob Bertrand is headed to Disney Xd‘s primetime. The channel aimed at boys 6-11 has picked up one of the two pilots starring the 13-year-old actor that it ordered in August. Disney Xd has greenlighted Kirby Buckets, a single-camera animation/live-action hybrid from Horizon Productions about a kid who dreams of being the biggest animator in the world. Bertrand stars as the title character, who sees his drawings take shape as he and his best friends, Fish (Mekai Curtis) and Eli (Cade Sutton), go on outrageous adventures. Olivia Stuck and Tiffany Espensen co-star in the project, directed by Walt Becker (Wild Hogs).”We know that our Disney Xd audience has a strong affinity for animated programming, so we are looking forward to presenting a live-action series told through the eyes of a boy that shares that same passion,” said Adam Bonnett, Evp, Original Programming, Disney Channel. Related: Disney Xd »


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