'Clifford the Big Red Dog' Movie Lands November 2020 Release Date

Clifford the Big Red Dog-Photofest-H 2019
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In a separate move, Paramount has pulled 'Are You Afraid of the Dark?' from its 2019 release calendar.

Paramount’s untitled Clifford the Big Red Dog movie is set to prance into theaters on Nov. 13, 2020, the eve of the lucrative Thanksgiving box office corridor.

Walt Becker (Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip) is directing the 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. A popular animated Clifford series has been a fixture on PBS since 2000.

Rugrats, another Paramount family pic, will now open Jan. 29, 2021, instead of Nov. 13, 2020.

In a separate move, Paramount has taken Are You Afraid of the Dark? off its 2019 release calendar. The adaptation of the 1990s anthology series was to have opened Oct. 4, in advance of Halloween. No new date has been set.