The new series will feature 39 x 22-minute episodes and will feature all-new adventures, characters and locations on Birdwell Island, as well as a new art style and an original song in every episode.
In addition, Clifford and Emily will speak to each other for the first time. “We’re excited to be working with 9 Story to bring the reimagined animated ‘Clifford The Big Red Dog’ series to viewers around the world,” says Caitlin Friedman, co-executive producer, vice president and general manager, Scholastic Entertainment.
“‘Clifford’ is all about friendship, love and kindness, delivering positive messages to preschoolers and their families in every episode. We are delighted to reintroduce the brand, its central characters and prosocial themes to a whole new generation of fans.” The series, which is based on the children’s book series by Norman Bridwell, will make its debut during MIPCOM, Oct. 15-18.
The first 13 episodes will launch in the U.S. in fall 2019 on Amazon Prime Video and PBS Kids, followed by an international launch in January 2020.
“‘Clifford The Big Red Dog’ has been an international favorite for years and we’re thrilled to be partnering with Scholastic Entertainment on international distribution of the series,” says Natalie Osborne, chief strategy officer, 9 Story. “The rebooted series is a wonderful update to the original show and we’re excited to help bring the new series to broadcasters across the globe.”