Paramount Pictures clearly feel that Clifford The Big Red Dog has been a ‘good boy’ since his day-and-date release in theatres and on Paramount+ this November, because they’re starting work on sequel to the eOne family film.
Despite the fact we called it “a brown stinker” in our ★★ review, Clifford has grossed $34.6M at the domestic box-office and was the most watched original film on the studio’s streaming service to date, so it comes as little surprise that Deadline are reporting that work has already begun on a sequel, with the hope that they can secure the services of the original filmmaking team.
Clifford is yet to roll out internationally, but will begin doing so with theatrical exclusivity in most territories, so Paramount must have high hopes that their giant pooch can snaffle up some more of that festive family spending money over the next couple of months.
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When middle-schooler Emily Elizabeth (Darby Camp) meets a magical animal rescuer (John Cleese) who gifts her a little, red puppy, she never anticipated waking up to find a giant ten-foot hound in her small New York City apartment. While her single mom (Sienna Guillory) is away for business, Emily and her fun but impulsive uncle Casey (Jack Whitehall) set out on an adventure that will keep you on the edge-of-your-seat as our heroes take a bite out of the Big Apple. Based on the beloved Scholastic book character, Clifford will teach the world how to love big!
Clifford The Big Red Dog is currently in U.S. theaters or streaming on Paramount+, with a UK release in cinemas on December 10th.