Scholastic Sets Premiere Date for ‘Clifford The Big Red Dog’ Reboot


The new Clifford The Big Red Dog TV series produced by Scholastic Entertainment will debut on Amazon Prime Video, December 6, and PBS Kids, December 7.


The rebooted series will include 39 22-minute episodes featuring Clifford and his best friend Emily Elizabeth, new friends, new imagined adventures, a vibrant new art style, and an original song in every episode. The new series will be supported by a licensing and consumer products program . Scholastic is seeking licensing partners in all product categories, with the first wave of licensees to be announced soon. The live-action hybrid Clifford The Big Red Dog feature film from Paramount Pictures premieres on November 13, 2020.


“Clifford has been a beloved friend and enduring presence in children’s lives for more than 50 years,” said Iole Lucchese, Scholastic’s chief strategy officer and executive producer. “We’re thrilled to introduce the reimagined Clifford the Big Red Dog series to a new generation of families, including the millennials who grew up with Clifford and now get to share his stories of loyalty and kindness with their own children.”


“We look at every character on PBS KIDS as a role model for the joy of learning,” said Linda Simensky, vice-president, children’s programming, PBS. “Emily Elizabeth and Clifford showcase the thrill of working together and learning from one another, through stories that weave together imaginative play, early learning, and social-emotional concepts.”


“With an exciting expanded world and so many big adventures ahead, Clifford The Big Red Dog will win over children and families around the globe once again,” said series co-executive producer Caitlin Friedman, senior vice-president and general manager, Scholastic Entertainment. “From a fresh new look to a full-scale licensing program with products that will help kids extend the fun and positive messages of the series beyond the screen, Clifford is well-poised to make a larger-than-life return.”


Clifford The Big Red Dog is produced by Scholastic Entertainment. 100 Chickens and 9 Story Media Group are helping to bring this great big series to life.