Clifford's Really Big Movie is an American animated comedy-adventure film based on the PBS Kids TV series Clifford the Big Red Dog, itself an adaptation of the book series of the same name by the late Norman Bridwell. This film was directed by Robert Ramirez, produced by Scholastic Entertainment and Big Red Dog Productions, and released to theaters by Warner Bros. on February 20, 2004.
This was John Ritter's final role as he died from an aortic dissection on September 11, 2003. The film was dedicated to his memory, and it serves as the series finale to the PBS Kids animated series, as no episodes aired after the film's release, though the show's spin-off Clifford's Puppy Days continued to air before concluding in 2006.
Worried that his owners are spending too much on his food, Clifford the dog runs away to the circus with the intention of winning a lifetime supply of Tummy Yummies.
Why It Rocks
- It stays faithful to the books and the TV series.
- Clifford is still a very likable character.
- Great voice acting.
- Good songs.
- The plot is decent.
- The ending was really beautiful, and is one of the most memorable ways to end off a good show with a movie.
- The film was a good way to end the career of comedian John Ritter, following his death.
- The animation is good just like the show's animation.
- Shackleford was kind of a jerk to Clifford.
- Mac, Vaz, Mary, Violet, Miss Carrington, Miss Lee and Dr. Dihn are not appear in this film.