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|
|Editing 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 (Stylized as: Clifford's Really Big Movie ) is a 2004 American animated film based on the series of children's books drawn and written by Norman Bridwell. This film was directed by Robert C. Ramirez, produced by Scholastic Corporation's film division, Scholastic Films in association with Big Red Dog Productions, and originally released to theaters by Warner Bros. on February 20, 2004. This was one of John Ritter's last films as he had died on September 11, 2003, after completing voice work for the film as Clifford. The film was dedicated to his memory.
The film serves as the series finale to Clifford the Big Red Dog
A small word "Big" turns large, as in "Clifford's Really Big Movie". Everyone on Birdwell Island comes to the carnival, and Emily Elizabeth spots an attraction known as "Larry's Amazing Animals". There were 2 dogs starring in the show: Rodrigo, Chihuahua of Steel and Dirk the Extreme Dachshund. They watch the show until Dorothy the High Wire Heifer aka Daring Cow, loses her balance, and the show is ruined. But when P.T. comes, Shackelford the High Flying Ferret sees George C. Wolfsbottom's commercial. However, the dogs join the group by just leaving. Then the Amazing Animals are shocked when they see the dog's tags, but Cleo the poodle makes up a lie to get into the group. Then, Clifford the Big Red Dog, T Bone the bulldog and Cleo asked in unison "Shackelford, Rodrigo, Dorothy and Dirk, we will be your new friends and you will be ours. Will you please let us join your show?" Shackelford and the animals agreed. They are in the next performance. Dorothy loses her balance again, but Clifford saves her.
The next day, Clifford tames Dorothy's fear of heights. Then Shackelford gets really jealous of Clifford, until he sees the new poster, then he forces him to get out of the group. Just then, Cleo and T-Bone catch up and show him a new move consisting of them flipping. Then they venture home, until then Larry's car stops and it rolls back, so then he saves it by pushing it. They then go to Shangri-Large. They go to the show and they win, but when Wolfsbottom tempts him for some Tummy Yummies, Clifford is kidnapped. Larry calls Wolfsbottom, then he calls Emily, and they go on a quest to stop him. The gang gets through, but T-Bone sets off the alarm. The two then perform the move and go onto a wild goose chase, until Wolfsbottom and Madison arrive at the exit until Emily arrives.
Wolfsbottom is mad, but Madison doesn't care. She wants Emily to have Clifford again, because "Clancy" (Clifford's name made by Madison) belonged to her first. They go home and Emily and Clifford run on the beach.
- John Ritter - Clifford the Big Red Dog
- Wayne Brady - Shackelford
- Grey DeLisle - Emily Elizabeth Howard
- Jenna Elfman - Dorothy
- John Goodman - George C. Wolfsbottom
- Jess Harnell - Dirk
- Kel Mitchell - T-Bone
- Judge Reinhold - Larry
- Kath Soucie - Mrs. Caroline Howard, Jetta, Madison
- Cree Summer - Cleo, Mrs. Diller
- Wilmer Valderrama - Rodrigo
- Earl Boen - Mr. Horace Bleakman
- Cam Clarke - Mr. Mark Howard, Marcus
- Teresa Ganzel - Liza
- Ernie Hudson - P.T.
- Nick Jameson - Sheriff Lewis
- Owen Williams - Charley
Home media 
It was released on DVD on August 24, 2004.
Critical reception 
The film received mixed reviews from critics, including a 53% rating from Rotten Tomatoes and a 49% rating from Metacritic.
Box office 
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, but was a massive success by grossing over $3 million worldwide.
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