Universal Sets 'Clifford the Big Red Dog' Release for April 2016

Deborah Forte is set to produce the live-action and animated 3D comedy.

Clifford the Big Red Dog will be hitting the big screen in 2016.

Universal has slated the adaptation of the children's book for an April 8, 2016, release date. The film, directed by David Bowers, is being touted as a mixture of live action and 3D animation.

Deborah Forte (The Golden Compass, Tuck Everlasting) will produce the comedy. Forte previously produced multiple TV series on the Clifford character as well as the 2004 Warner Bros. film Clifford's Really Big Movie.

Clifford's Really Big Movie, also based on the Norman Bridwell books, was released on April 20 of that year and grossed roughly $3 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo figures.