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Big Dog on the Big Screen


Clifford the Big Red Dog is coming to the big screen. The live-action movie is based on the popular book series and animated television show of the same name.

In the film, middle schooler Emily Elizabeth meets a magical animal rescuer who gives her a red puppy named Clifford. But this little dog has a big surprise for Emily. She wakes up in her tiny New York City apartment to find that, overnight, Clifford has grown to be 10 feet tall. She and her uncle Casey must learn how to care for and protect their new pet.

Actress Darby Camp, 14, plays Emily. She told TIME for Kids that she admires her character. Emily struggles to make friends and overcome bullies. Darby is hopeful that kids with similar problems will watch the movie and see that they aren’t alone. “I hope that kids will learn to accept people’s differences—because that’s what makes people unique,” she says.