Clifford's Really Big Movie
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Because of a misunderstanding on his part, Clifford the Dog thinks his huge appetite threatens his owners' financial well-being--so Clifford and his three canine pals join a traveling carnival. Their goal is to enter a contest that will guarantee Clifford a lifetime supply of his favorite doggy snacks.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 53%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"When clapping broke out close to the end of Clifford's Really Big Movie -- the clapping of little hands, I might add, and not big ones -- it felt as spontaneous and as heartfelt an expression of youthful joy as I have heard in a long time."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Though not exactly a gripping experience for adults, parents have reason to be grateful for a movie that has been so carefully tailored to preschool to first-grade sensibilities."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Charming and harmless. Nap while your kid enjoys."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Clifford's Really Big Movie is easily consumed and disposed of entertainment for the small fry..."
‑ Daniel M. Kimmel, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
"The messages are honest and not slathered. The characters are kind, amusing and, by now, quite familiar (author Norman Birdwell created Clifford and friends some 40 years ago)."
‑ Evan Henerson, Los Angeles Daily News
"A slightly distended version of the television program, here voiced by some of the best actors in the animation business, including the late, great John Ritter in the title role."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"Unlike television cartoons that sell their souls to make the leap to the big screen, this animated G-rated film is faithful to Norman Bridwell's beloved book series about the big red dog."
‑ Nancy Churnin, Dallas Morning News
"So, how big is Clifford's Really Big Movie? Maybe too big for a toddler's britches."
‑ James Plath,
"The animation has cheap-and-fast written all over it. It's so chintzy, the characters look as if they've come straight from a box of Colorforms."
‑ Karen Karbo, Oregonian
"Despite the movie's rather unoriginal story -- that age-old plot about running off to the join the circus -- at least the filmmakers have created something which, though a little bland, is never crass or vulgar."
‑ Bridget Byrne, Boxoffice Magazine
"It's not dreadful, just dull."
‑ Louise Kennedy, Boston Globe
"Trades in easygoing humor to peddle its message of bigheartedness."
‑ Robert Abele, L.A. Weekly
"Some children might find Clifford's tale on the tame side, but at least as many parents will be happily surprised by the warm and cuddly tone."
‑ Thomas Delapa, Boulder Weekly
"Modest in the best sense of the word, this traditional animated film adheres closely to the gentle, easygoing tone of the hugely popular PBS series."
‑ Timothy Knight,
"Should delight most four-year-olds and won't torture parents (much) in the process."
‑ , E! Online
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