The trailer for the upcoming live-action film based on the beloved children's book and animated TV show, Clifford the Big Red Dog, has audiences hilariously shaking in their boots.
While taking liberties from the kids' book by Norman Bridwell, the movie is about a middle school girl befriending the eponymous red puppy which magically balloons ruff-ly thirty-times its size overnight and wreaks havoc in New York City.
In the trailer for the CGI-rendered family comedy, Clifford innocently slams the young girl's uncle into a wall with his tail, almost swallows a pug, and mistakes an inflatable ball with a kid inside for a game of fetch.
For those being introduced to Clifford for the first time, the scenes can look like they're from a horror movie if it wasn't for BTS's catchy "Dynamite" song playing in the background.
You can see the trailer here.
This fall, heroes don’t get any bigger. Check out the new trailer for Clifford the Big Red Dog, coming to the BIG s… https://t.co/aNQQiwAgkc— Clifford Movie (@Clifford Movie) 1624971602.0
@CliffordMovie Ok so the dog is scary but at least Dynamite is playing in the bg LOL— L ⁷ (@L ⁷) 1624973777.0
It might as well be categorized as a thriller.
@CliffordMovie Anyone else wanna see an R-Rated version where Clifford's red because he's been stained by the blood… https://t.co/rVac3xoq4d— ToqKaizogou (@ToqKaizogou) 1625005745.0
I was hoping for this movie to be a thriller. Focusing on the fact that Clifford could accidentally kill any living… https://t.co/EjN8Dr5Aew— MattWillPost (@MattWillPost) 1624983286.0
The exclusive new poster for the upcoming Clifford movie. https://t.co/D6rHjnqhJp— MisAnthroPony (@MisAnthroPony) 1624979216.0
Saturn Devouring His Son (Goya, c. 1820) / Clifford the Big Red Dog (Becker, 2021) https://t.co/B6oKCLAD7j— Jay (@Jay) 1624998319.0
Those not impressed by the CGI rendering in the film were not chomping at the bit to see Clifford in theaters.
@CliffordMovie The rendering and shadow work is not movie-quality... yeesh.— 🌺ĐɆⱫł (@🌺ĐɆⱫł) 1624987573.0
@CliffordMovie Hey, this is disrespectful to the original canon. Clifford was like the size of a teacup when he was… https://t.co/qRhUpj8GkN— Godzilla Addicted (@Godzilla Addicted) 1624987154.0
@CliffordMovie Y’all could have just left it with this masterpiece right here. https://t.co/jzhvHnvm91— Bear King 🐻👑 (@Bear King 🐻👑) 1625041157.0
But not everyone poo-pooed the movie.
@CliffordMovie Not gonna lie. Most live action movies based on children's show look like crap. Like Smurfs, Garfiel… https://t.co/ZlTtdSvb4Z— TaylorComedian19 (@TaylorComedian19) 1624979417.0
@CliffordMovie @USBTSARMY Okay, the nieces and nephews will love this, plus they already know Dynamite by @BTS_twt… https://t.co/GQL5KvRuEM— Mick Cee (@Mick Cee) 1624977140.0
@CliffordMovie It's not necessarily bad that the film doesn't seem consistent with the show - even the books and sh… https://t.co/nIp8fToU4V— Victor Truong OFFICIAL Number 1 fan of Timmy (@Victor Truong OFFICIAL Number 1 fan of Timmy) 1624993373.0
@CliffordMovie I don't care what anyone says I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THIS MOVIE! It looks so amazing! I honestly think… https://t.co/EkVj0TMShB— Grace B 🐶🏳️🌈 (@Grace B 🐶🏳️🌈) 1624981790.0
The film was directed by Walt Becker and stars Jack Whitehall, Darby Camp, Tony Hale, Sienna Guillory, Russell Wong, and John Cleese, with David Alan Grier as the voice of Clifford.
It is scheduled for a September 17, 2021, theatrical release by Paramount Pictures.