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Paramount’s Clifford the Big Red Dog has been pulled from its planned September theatrical release amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and a surge in cases due to the delta variant.
The movie had been set to open in theaters on September 17. A new release date for the Walt Becker-directed film has yet to be announced.
Clifford the Big Red Dog is a big-screen adaptation of Norman Bridwell’s beloved children’s book series about a 25-foot-tall red dog and his owner, a child named Emily Elizabeth.
The film stars Darby Camp as Emily Elizabeth, as well as Jack Whitehall, John Cleese and Tony Hale. A popular animated Clifford series has been a fixture on PBS since 2000.
Hollywood studios had hoped the box office recovery would be fully underway by fall. However, moviegoing is far from hitting pre-pandemic levels, while consumer confidence among families is of particular concern.
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