Clifford the Big Red Dog (2000) - News Poster

(2000–2003)

News

Man Who Dressed as Elmo, SpongeBob SquarePants at Kids’ Parties Allegedly Sexually Assaulted 5 Boys

Man Who Dressed as Elmo, SpongeBob SquarePants at Kids’ Parties Allegedly Sexually Assaulted 5 Boys
A Pennsylvania children’s entertainer who dressed up as Elmo and Spongebob Squarepants for kids’ parties now stands accused of sexually assaulting five boys as young as 5 years old, People confirms.

None of the accusations against Michael Cripps, 43, of Colwyn, involved appearances he booked through M.C. Parties, which promoted $65-per-hour appearances by those costumed characters as well as Mickey and Minnie Mouse and Clifford the Big Red Dog, Delaware County District Attorney John J. Whelan said at a news conference Monday.

Rather, Cripps allegedly made friends with the single or divorced moms of the minors and then offered to babysit the children,
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Clifford the Big Red Dog movie finds a director

Back in July of last year it was revealed that Paramount Pictures was developing a live-action/CG hybrid adaptation of Norman Bridwell’s Clifford the Big Red Dog book series, and now Variety is reporting that the project has found a director.

Walt Becker, whose previous credits include Van Wilder, Wild Hogs, Old Dogs and Alvin and the Chipmunks, is set to helm the movie, while Ellen Rapoport has come on board to rewrite the script from Justin Malen.

Clifford the Big Red Dog launched in 1963 and revolves around the adventures of a young girl called Emily Elizabeth and her pet dog Clifford, who just happens to be 25 feet tall, and bright red. The books have spawned two animated series, while Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment spent several years in development on an animated feature before the rights ended up at Paramount.
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Movie Talk: Will ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Be the Best McU Movie Ever?

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (Tuesday September 26th, 2017) Mark Ellis, Mark Reilly, John Rocha, Ashley Mova and Wendy Lee discuss the following: Will Avengers: Infinity War be the best McU movie of all time? It Chapter Two dated for Sep 2019; still no deal for Andy Muschietti Opening This Week – American Made Disney Developing Cyrano the Moor Musical for David Oyelowo Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip director Walt Becker to direct Clifford the Big Red Dog live action movie Mail Bag Live Twitter Questions [caption id="attachment_658577" align="aligncenter" width="2026"] Image via Warner Bros./…
See full article at Collider.com »

Clifford the Big Red Dog snags Alvin and the Chipmunks director

  • JoBlo
Back in my day, Scholastic Book Sales were all about Calvin and Hobbes, The Berenstein Bears, Garfield and Clifford the Big Red Dog. I used to save my allowance for months in anticipation for the Scholastic reps to visit my school, and open the flood gates of literary genius to those of us who loved to read. Today, it's been announced that Walt Becker, who directed Alvin And The Chipmunks: Road Chip, will helm... Read More...
See full article at JoBlo »

‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’ Movie Fetches New Director

‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’ Movie Fetches New Director
Walt Becker will direct Paramount Pictures’ live-action/CG hybrid movie adaptation of “Clifford the Big Red Dog.”

The studio began developing the project last year when it hired Justin Malen to pen the screenplay about the 25-foot-tall dog. Ellen Rapoport is re-writing the script.

Silvertongue FilmsDeborah Forte will produce the film, based on Scholastic’s book series by Norman Bridwell. Jared Mass is overseeing the project for Paramount.

The first book centered on a young girl who received a red puppy for her birthday that grew to be 25 feet tall. It was published by Scholastic in 1963, leading to more than 60 titles and 127 million copies in print. Clifford is Scholastic’s official mascot.

Scholastic produced the “Clifford the Big Red Dog” TV series, which which originally aired on PBS Kids from 2000 to 2003. The “Clifford the Big Red Dog” movie had been in development at Universal for several years with the studio announcing in 2014 that it would be
See full article at Variety - Film News »

'Clifford the Big Red Dog' Nabs 'Alvin and the Chipmunks' Director (Exclusive)

'Clifford the Big Red Dog' Nabs 'Alvin and the Chipmunks' Director (Exclusive)
Paramount’s Clifford the Big Red Dog movie project has a new leash on life.

Walt Becker, who directed Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, has come aboard to helm the feature, which is intended to be a live-action hybrid.

Clifford adapts the children’s books by Norman Bridwell, which have made their mark on generations of kids since first being published in 1963.

The books told of the adventures of a 25-foot-tall red dog and his owner, a child named Emily Elizabeth. The girl picked up the dog when he was a puppy and the runt of the litter, but...
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News »

Cottonwood’s Pre-School Series ‘Ollie & Moon’ Sold to Italy, Finland

Cottonwood’s Pre-School Series ‘Ollie & Moon’ Sold to Italy, Finland
DeAGostini channel Super! in Italy and pubcaster Yle in Finland are the latest buyers on pre-school series “The Ollie & Moon Show,” a Cottonwood Media production distributed by Federation Kids & Family.

The deals add to the show’s global reach of over 150 territories already licensed. Previous key sales include to France Télévisions in France, NBC Sprout in the U.S., Tvo and Knowledge in Canada, Discovery in Latin America, D-Kids in Middle East and North Africa, Vrt in Belgium and Ietv in Israel.

An edutainment short-format series, “Ollie” follows a couple of six-year-old globe-trotting cats on a world tour, introducing to kids the joys of unlikely friendships, global citizenship, memorable adventures and new food, language, cities, and customs.

“These new acquisitions just go to show that good storytelling and magnetic characters are truly universal,” said Monica Levy, senior VP, co-production and sales at Federation Kids & Family, a joint-venture launched in 2015 by
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Kate McKinnon Is the New Ms. Frizzle for Netflix’s ‘Magic School Bus’ Revival

Kate McKinnon Is the New Ms. Frizzle for Netflix’s ‘Magic School Bus’ Revival
Seatbelts, everyone: Kate McKinnon will be your new Ms. Frizzle.

The “SNL” and “Ghostbusters” star will be voicing Ms. Frizzle for Netflix’s revival of the classic kids cartoon “The Magic School Bus,” titled “The Magic School Bus Rides Again.” Lily Tomlin — currently starring in Netflix’s “Grace & Frankie” opposite Jane Fonda — had voiced the character in the show’s original incarnation, which earned several Emmy nominations and a win for Tomlin.

The “reimagining” was first announced by Netflix in 2014, and conceived then as 26 episodes made using CG instead of traditional animation. “Magic School Bus” was just one of several Scholastic Books titles optioned by Netflix at the time, including “Clifford the Big Red Dog” and “Goosebumps.”

As with many a Netflix revival, “Magic School Bus” resides in the sweet spot of nostalgia-evoking series and children’s programming. Shows like “Fuller House” and the “Gilmore Girls” revival, along with originals like “Stranger Things,” have
See full article at Variety - TV News »

Kate McKinnon Boards Netflix's 'Magic School Bus' Reboot

Kate McKinnon is adding another famed character to her canon.

The Saturday Night Live star has been tapped to voice Ms. Frizzle in Netflix's upcoming Magic School Bus reboot, it was announced Wednesday.

Magic School Bus Rides Again will feature a modernized Ms. Frizzle and her class along with an inventive high-tech bus. The series also will highlight the latest tech innovations such as robotics, wearables and camera technology — just as in the original PBS show — to encourage children's interest in science.

Scholastic Media president Deborah Forte (Clifford the Big Red Dog, Goosebumps) serves as executive producer on...
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter - TV News »

Netflix comings and goings: Donald Trump parody in, 'Tmnt' out

  • Hitfix
Netflix comings and goings: Donald Trump parody in, 'Tmnt' out
Summer is coming to an end and the 2016-17 TV season is just around the corner (not to mention football and more football). So it’s a good time to cram in a whole collection of shows and movies on Netflix before your schedule gets so full you won’t know what to do with yourself. Some exciting additions are a couple Fast and Furious movies, No Country for Old Men and Funny Or Die Presents: Donald Trump’s Art of the Deal: The Movie, which stars Jonny Depp as Trump. Check out the list. Find a comfortable spot and begin watching. New to Netflix August 1 The American Side An Inconvenient Truth Apex: The Story of the Hypercar Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure Big Daddy Black Widow Critical Condition Deadfall Destination: Team USA Funny Or Die Presents: Donald Trump’s Art of the Deal: The Movie The Family Man The Fast and the Furious
See full article at Hitfix »

Paramount picks up Clifford the Big Red Dog live-action/CG hybrid movie

With Universal letting the rights lapse, Deadline is reporting that Paramount Pictures has snapped up the rights to Clifford the Big Red Dog, with Justin Malen (Bastards, Baywatch) penning the script for a live-action/CG animated hybrid adaptation.

Created by Norman Bridwell, Clifford the Big Red Dog launched in 1963 and “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 feet tall.”

The book series spawned 65-episode animated show on PBS, which ran between 2000 and 2003, and was followed by a 39-episode prequel series from 2003 to 2004. The movie rights were optioned by Universal Pictures in 2012, with Illumination Entertainment originally involved, and was initially slated to arrive in April of this year.
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Movie News: New Look at 'X-Men' Series 'Legion'; 'Clifford the Big Red Dog' Is Coming

Legion: A new photo from upcoming television series Legion reveals a new look at Dan Stevens (The Guest). Stevens plays David Haller, a mutant dealing with schizophrenia. In the Marvel comic book series New Mutants, the character is the son of Professor Charles Xavier. Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart and Rachel Keller also star. The series will "likely feature all-new characters from the X-Men universe." Noah Hawley (TV's Fargo) wrote the pilot episode and will serve as showrunner for the FX series. [ScreenCrush]   Clifford the Big Red Dog: Paramount Pictures has acquired rights to Clifford the Big Red Dog. Written by Norman Bridwell and first published in 1963, the children's book series followed an 8-year-old girl and her adventures with a dog who grows to...

Read More
See full article at Movies.com »

Movie News: New Look at 'X-Men' Series 'Legion'

Legion: A new photo from upcoming television series Legion reveals a new look at Dan Stevens (The Guest). Stevens plays David Haller, a mutant dealing with schizophrenia. In the Marvel comic book series New Mutants, the character is the son of Professor Charles Xavier. Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart and Rachel Keller also star. The series will "likely feature all-new characters from the X-Men universe." Noah Hawley (TV's Fargo) wrote the pilot episode and will serve as showrunner for the FX series. [ScreenCrush]   Clifford the Big Red Dog: Paramount Pictures has acquired rights to Clifford the Big Red Dog. Written by Norman Bridwell and first published in 1963, the children's book series followed an 8-year-old girl and her adventures with a dog who grows to...

Read More
See full article at Movies.com »

Movie News: New Look at 'X-Men' Series 'Legion'; New 'War Dogs' Trailer Adds Bradley Cooper

Legion: A new photo from upcoming television series Legion reveals a new look at Dan Stevens (The Guest). Stevens plays David Haller, a mutant dealing with schizophrenia. In the Marvel comic book series New Mutants, the character is the son of Professor Charles Xavier. Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart and Rachel Keller also star. The series will "likely feature all-new characters from the X-Men universe." Noah Hawley (TV's Fargo) wrote the pilot episode and will serve as showrunner for the FX series. [ScreenCrush]   Clifford the Big Red Dog: Paramount Pictures has acquired rights to Clifford the Big Red Dog. Written by Norman Bridwell and first published in 1963, the children's book series followed an 8-year-old girl and her adventures with a dog who grows to...

Read More
See full article at Movies.com »

Clifford the Big Red Dog Movie Finds a Forever Home at Paramount

Clifford the Big Red Dog Movie Finds a Forever Home at Paramount
Clifford the Big Red Dog has found a new forever home. Paramount is moving forward with a movie adaptation of the popular kids’ book series, setting Justin Malen (Baywatch) to write the script. The studio adopted the project after Universal decided to give it up. If you’ve not heard of Clifford the Big Red Dog, well, he’s […]

The post Clifford the Big Red Dog Movie Finds a Forever Home at Paramount appeared first on /Film.
See full article at Slash Film »

‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’ Movie Moves to Paramount

‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’ Movie Moves to Paramount
Paramount Pictures is developing a movie adaptation of “Clifford the Big Red Dog” — a live-action/CG hybrid.

Paramount has tapped Justin Malen to write the screenplay about of the 25-foot-tall dog. Scholastic Media’s Deborah Forte will produce the film, based on Scholastic’s book series by Norman Bridwell.

The first book was centered on a young girl receiving a red puppy for her birthday that grows to be 25 feet tall. It was published by Scholastic in 1963, leading to more than 60 titles and 127 million books in print. Clifford is Scholastic’s official mascot.

Clifford the Big Red Dog” had been in development at Universal for several years with the studio announcing two years ago that it would be released in 2016. Paramount picked up the rights after the option lapsed.

Malen’s credits include Alcon’s comedy “Bastards,” which stars Owen Wilson and Ed Helms,” along with rewriting Paramount’s “Baywatch” and DreamWorks’ “Office Christmas Party.
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Clifford The Big Red Dog Movie Roars To Life At Paramount

Though Universal first adopted Clifford the Big Red Dog, tentatively placing a big-screen movie on course for release in 2016, Deadline brings word that the giant canine has now found a home at Paramount.

Enlisting screenwriter Justin Malen (Baywatch), it’s understood the rejuvenated feature film will incorporate both CGI and live-action sequences in a manner not dissimilar to Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book.

A product of celebrated author and cartoonist Norman Bridwell, Clifford the Big Red Dog first roared to life all the way back in the early ’60s, going on to become a fixture of childhoods nationwide through Bridwell’s own novels and the eventual TV adaptations. Now, a bona fide feature film is in the works.

Orbiting around Emily Elizabeth, a pint-sized young girl who grows up in a rural community, Clifford kicks into gear when, inexplicably, Emily’s loveable birthday present grows to be 25 feet tall.
See full article at We Got This Covered »

Paramount Plans "Clifford The Big Red Dog" Film

Paramount Pictures has picked up the film rights to the beloved children's book series "Clifford the Big Red Dog" and is developing it as a live-action/CG hybrid feature (ala "The Smurfs," "Garfield").

Justin Malen, who penned the upcoming "Baywatch" film, will adapt the script from the 75-book strong series created by Norman Bridwell in 1963. The story follows the 25-foot-tall canine and his owner, the young Emily Elizabeth, and their misadventures together.

The books were previously adapted into a video series in the 1980s, two television series, and a 2004 animated film. David Bowers ("Astro Boy") was attached to helm this film when it was previously setup at Universal Pictures.

Source: Deadline
See full article at Dark Horizons »

‘Clifford The Big Red Dog’ Movie Unleashed At Paramount With Scribe Justin Malen

Exclusive: Paramount Pictures has adopted Clifford The Big Red Dog, after Universal Pictures put the pooch to the curb. Paramount sparked to a pitch by Justin Malen, who’ll write the script for a film that will be a live-action/CG hybrid. Universal had developed it for years, and even once dated the picture for release in early 2016. When Silvertongue Films’ Deb Forte decided to take the material in a new direction, Universal let the option lapse. Clifford was launched in…
See full article at Deadline Movie News »

Melissa McCarthy’s ‘Michelle Darnell’ Gets New Title – Update

Melissa McCarthy’s ‘Michelle Darnell’ Gets New Title – Update
Updated, 6:05 Pm: Universal Pictures has unveiled a new title for Michelle Darnell, Melissa McCarthy’s follow-up to the summer hit Spy. The new comedy, about a titan of industry who is busted for insider trading and tries to rebrand herself after prison, now is known as The Boss. The pic keeps its April 8 release date. Previously, January 5: Universal has slotted Melissa McCarthy-starrer Michelle Darnell for April 8, 2016, a spot previously held by Clifford The Big Red Dog
See full article at Deadline Movie News »
loading
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

External Sites