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Big Dog on the Big Screen


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

Emily Elizabeth is in middle school. She meets a magical animal rescuer who gives her a red puppy named Clifford. But she wakes up in her tiny apartment to find that, overnight, Clifford has grown to be 10 feet tall. Emily 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 overcome bullies. Darby hopes 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.