Clifford The Big Red Dog

Scholastic Entertainment‘s all-new Clifford the Big Red Dog will make its debut on Amazon Prime Video on Dec. 6, followed by a next-day bow on PBS Kids.

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 PicturesClifford 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.

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.