'Clifford the Big Red Dog' teaser unveils titular pup

Lawrence Kim
Ноября 26, 2020

Paramount has done it again, as a first look teaser at the upcoming live-action Clifford the Big Red Dog movie comes with controversy as fans are comparing the design to something that is blood-soaked.

The design for the upcoming live-action Clifford film is a bit unsettling to look at and people online are feeling perplexed with the odd choices. Shortly afterwards, the film was back in motion with Universal Pictures before Paramount Pictures bought the rights in 2016. They're not wrong! If the goal was to create a "big red dog", then consider that mission accomplished.

Much like the oddly realistic look of Sonic that faced so much backlash that the film did a complete redesign, there's something off about Clifford here.

Comic artist Jon Rosenberg evoked the far superior Clifford the Big Red Dog animated series on PBS Kids, in which the titular character was voiced by John Ritter until his death in 2003. And just as you'd expect, adventure is in the cards when young Emily Elizabeth (The Christmas Chronicles 2's Darby Camp) sees her small red puppy turn into a massive creature of lovable proportions.

The new movie follows Emily (Camp), a middle-schooler who sets out on an adventure with her dog Clifford and her uncle Casey (Whitehall) in New York City while her mom (Sienna Guillory) is away for business. The film doesn't have a release date yet but is expected to be arriving sometime in 2021.

Clifford is now trending on Twitter with near 20k tweets with some fans tweeting how unhappy they are in regards to the look of Clifford as they feel he is too small and looks covered in blood. Take a look below for how some people have been reacting to the newly revealed look.

Clifford the Big Red Dog is due out in theaters November 5, 2021 directed by Walt Becker starring David Alan Grier as the voice of Clifford. Mostly, though, they thought a live-action version of the story was unnecessary.

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