Making live-action versions of shows and movies that were previously animated is all the rage these days, and even powerhouses like Disney have had only moderate success in pleasing audiences.
Some, like Aladdin, have been huge hits while others, like Mulan, pretty much flopped.
The movie is supposed to debut sometime in the next year, and it’s a straight adaptation of the Norman Bridwell stories about a giant red dog and his family. There are books, there are animated versions, and now we’re going to get this…thing, whether we like it or not.
Paramount recently dropped the first trailer for the film, which will be directed by Walt Brecker and stars Darby Camp as the middle-schooler who rescues Clifford.
He’s little (at first) but quickly grows into a mountain of a dog who is, of course, a very good boy.
The trailer, though, apparently exists only to freak people out with a look at Clifford himself.
clifford is already drenched in the blood of his enemies and he isn't finished. pic.twitter.com/pb4TWe22KV
— a sinkhole of rats (@Kathriller) November 25, 2020
The reactions were swift and strong, and yes, hilarious.
I get it's supposed to look 'realistic' but why his fur look like hair dye after a couple washes. ion like det https://t.co/FHEB3hzc5i
— Tarek Ali (@itstarekali) November 25, 2020
We’re just not sure what to do with ourselves.
I'm grateful to be free of any professional obligations which previously would have prevented me from telling this movie to its face that it looks like a nightmare and I'll never watch it. #GiveThanks https://t.co/YNh3acJipY
— Eric D. Snider (@EricDSnider) November 25, 2020
Should we be less high? More?
Clifford may be the movie that kills realistic portrayals of cartoon characters.
— Mr. Zilla (@Mr_Zilla1) November 25, 2020
It’s a question for the ages.
Everyone: “Wow I can’t wait to see what the live action Clifford The Big Red Dog looks like!”
Clifford: *Looks like Big Red Dog*
— Zach•BLM (@og_starr) November 25, 2020
Maybe it’s not all that weird, but it certainly seems a bit…off from this 20 second look.
“Clifford looks weird”
“I don’t like it, why is it realistic”
ITS LITERALLY A BIG RED DOG pic.twitter.com/7K51YmPqs1
— alvinshotjuicebox (@Liltoomuchdrank) November 25, 2020
What are you thinking about all of this big red dog madness? Are you as weirded out as we are?
Tell us your thoughts down in the comments!