Clifford's Really Big Movie
|Clifford's Really Big Movie|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Robert C. Ramirez|
|Produced by||Deborah Forte|
|Screenplay by||Robert C. Ramirez
|Based on||Clifford the Big Red Dog
by Norman Bridwell
|Music by||Jody Gray|
|Edited by||Monte Bramer|
Big Red Dog Productions
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Release date(s)||February 20, 2004|
|Running time||73 minutes|
Clifford's Really Big Movie is a 2004 American animated film loosely based on the book series, Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell and more based on the classic PBS Kids TV series adapted from it. This film was directed by Robert C. Ramirez, produced by Scholastic Corporation's film division, Scholastic Films in association with Big Red Dog Productions with its logo in the credits, and originally released to theaters by Warner Bros. on February 20, 2004. This was John Ritter's last film as he had died on September 11, 2003, after completing voice work for the film as Clifford. The film was dedicated to his memory and also serves as the series finale to the show.
When Clifford finds out that the Howard's can't afford to feed him, he decides to join an animal show called "The Amazing Larry's Animals" that is competing in a talent contest with a prize of a lifetime supply of Tumnmy Yummies. He is joined by Cleo, T-Bone, and Emily Elizabeth on his adventure. There, they meet The Amazing Larry, Dorothy the Cow, Shackleford Ferret, Dirk the Dashund, and Rodrigo the Chihuahua. Soon, Clifford becomes the star and Shackleford starts to despise him for it. Meanwhile, G.C Wolfsbottom CEO of Tummy Yummies Inc and his spoiled daughter, Madison have plans to steal Clifford for themselves. Can Clifford escape the Wolfsbottom's cluthces and get back to Birdwell Island? Find out in Clifford's Really Big Movie.
- John Ritter - Clifford the Big Red Dog
- Wayne Brady - Shackelford
- Grey DeLisle - Emily Elizabeth
- Jenna Elfman - Dorothy the Cow
- John Goodman - George Wolfsbottom
- Judge Reinhold - The Amazing Larry
- Jess Harnell - Dirk
- Kel Mitchell - T-Bone
- Kath Soucie - Madison
- Cree Summer - Cleo
- Wilmer Valderrama - Rodrigo
It was released on DVD and video on August 24, 2004.
The film received mixed reviews from critics mainly due to the laziness of this plot, including a 53% rating from Rotten Tomatoes and a 49% rating from Metacritic.
It was produced on a very low budget of $70,000 and was a failure at the box office domestically within the United States due to the reason of the film opening at only 471 American theaters nationwide.
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