The animated series is a complete reboot, with 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 series will be followed by Paramount Pictures‘ Clifford the Big Red Dog — a live-action/CGI hybrid feature film — which hits theaters next year on Nov. 13.
“Clifford has been a beloved friend and enduring presence in children’s lives for more than 50 years,” says Iole Lucchese, Scholastic 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.”
Clifford will be supported by a full licensing and consumer products program and a global publishing program, with new titles set to launch later this year. First-wave licensees will be announced soon.
The new series is produced by Scholastic Entertainment in collaboration with 100 Chickens and 9 Story Media Group.