Clifford's Really Big Movie
Clifford's Really Big Movie (2004)

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… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: April 23, 2004
DVD Release Date: August 24, 2004
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

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.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

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.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Charming and harmless. Nap while your kid enjoys.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

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.

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Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News

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.

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James Plath

So, how big is Clifford's Really Big Movie? Maybe too big for a toddler's britches.

Louise Kennedy
Boston Globe

It's not dreadful, just dull.

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Robert Abele
L.A. Weekly

Trades in easygoing humor to peddle its message of bigheartedness.

Thomas Delapa
Boulder 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.

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