The first set pics of the Clifford the big red dog movie are out

Biggersmaller

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Oct 27, 2017
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I was way too old when this show came out and the books are terrible. I have two school age boys who have no idea what Clifford is. This will be shit unless it's good for reasons totally outside the source material.
 

RoadDogg

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Oct 27, 2017
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For those asking, kids still like Clifford. My kids pick his books out all the time at the library and watched the show on the PBS app often enough. The books are easy to read and everyone likes dogs.
 

ILikeFeet

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Oct 25, 2017
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Nostalgia seems to be in. With all the remakes/reimaginings of Disney classics etc, I'm sure adults are looking forward to this as well.
Nostalgia might be in, but there's little for adults in Clifford. I can't see many adults being into this movie. best thing they can do is to turn it into a proper family movie than a kinds movie, which shouldn't be too hard
 

Lmo2017

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"I Love Clifford, The Big Red... OH GOD KILL IT WITH FIRE!"

I know they're actors and all, but I think you'd want them to feel some kind of comfort around the armature that represents Clifford, not existential dread.
 

lenovox1

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Oct 26, 2017
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....who...who is this movie even for? Do kids still bother with this red asshole? Hated that show and the books growing up.
Yep, they're still making them. And Scholastic recently green-lit a new series.

 

Calamari41

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Oct 25, 2017
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....who...who is this movie even for? Do kids still bother with this red asshole? Hated that show and the books growing up.
My son loves the hell out of the Clifford books, they're still very much front and center in the children's book space.

It's been so long that I don't remember, but even so there are stages between "runt" and "big as a house" unless he like... poofs into a giant in the blink of an eye.
He grows this big over the course of a few days because Emily's dad tells her that he is going to die in the winter because he's too small, so Emily cries about it and her love causes him to grow until she tells him "that's enough." Clifford goes from "too small to live" to "load him in a truck with a crane and ship him to my uncle in the country" over the course of two days and nights.

Of course then there are also a bunch of "Clifford the Small Red Puppy" books, including one where he plays in the snow. The Clifford canon is all over the place.
 

Candescence

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Oct 27, 2017
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The CGI stand-in setup reminds me of Five Nights at Freddy's. Actually, I think Five Nights at Candy's has animatronics that look more like it.
 

Ryuelli

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Oct 26, 2017
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I dunno, seems kinda small.
Isn't Clifford the size of a house? This movie isn't going to be realistic at all!
The dog needs to be like 4 times the size tbh
Isn't the dog meant to be bigger?
shouldn't he be like three times that height?

...have none of you read the books? Dude doesn't start out as a big red dog.





 

McScroggz

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Jan 11, 2018
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You know I really like that the writer and director were given enough creative freedom to reinterpret Clifford as a surrealist horror movie. Very excited to watch this.
 

Khanimus

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Oct 25, 2017
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I want to see the version of the movie where they don't replace the placeholder with a cg dog. Just... that thing, and this kid has imprinted wayyyy too much personality unto it.
 

Buckle

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Oct 27, 2017
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looks like one of the keter class SCPs got out again
It has a parasitic ability that make the family it attaches itself to think its an ordinary dog.

They'll die to protect it but eventually the eggs Clifford laid in them through airborne spores will explode out of their bodies before the "dog" infects a new family.