Clifford movie release date changed: When will it release?

Darby Camp stars in CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG from Paramount Pictures. Photo Credit: Courtesy Paramount Pictures.
Darby Camp stars in CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG from Paramount Pictures. Photo Credit: Courtesy Paramount Pictures. /

The Clifford movie release date has changed.

Clifford the Big Red Dog was supposed to release to theaters on September 17, but because the COVID-19 pandemic has shown no signs of slowing down as the Delta variant runs rampant, it was judged safer to pull it from the original release date.

This makes a lot of sense both healthwise and economically, since as a family movie (as most dog movies tend to be), it will appeal to kids under 12 for the most part, and they can’t be vaccinated yet.

So, when will the Clifford movie come instead?

When is the Clifford movie release date?

Well, the unfortunate answer right now is “we don’t know.”

As Deadline reported, it did air during the Cinemacon convention, and is scoring extremely highly in audience previews according to Paramount domestic distribution executive Chris Aronson.

Based on the Norman Bridwell series of picture books, the Clifford movie follows an animated PBS series and a Prime Video animated series, both of the same name, and the PBS series’ prequel spinoff Clifford’s Puppy Days (which starred Henry Winkler as a streetwise pigeon).

Deadline speculates other upcoming kids movies will likely use at least some straight-to-streaming plan, either to supplement or entirely replace theater releases, as Hotel Transylvania 4 may go straight to Amazon Prime Video, and The Addams Family 2 will likely use a hybrid format.

Darby Camp (The Christmas Chronicles, Big Little Lies, 2018 Benji) will star as Emily Elizabeth Howard, Other cast members include Other cast members include English actor Jack Whitehall (Good Omens) as Emily Elizabeth’s uncle, Sienna Guillory (Eragon, Inkheart, Resident Evil) as her mother, in addition to Kenan Thompson (Mighty Ducks, Saturday Night Live), David Alan Grier (In Living Color)  and Tony Hale (Toy Story 4).

Mighty Ducks producer Jordan Kerner is also onboard, as is director Walt Becker, whose credits include Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip. 

dark. Next. Clifford movie trailer looks like fun for the whole family

We will keep you all pupdated on the Clifford movie release date when we hear more.