Clifford The Big Red Dog | Paul Rodriguez On The Comedy Of The Film [Exclusive Interview]

Clifford the Big Red Dog

This Wednesday Clifford the Big Red Dog jumps out the pages of our favorite classic Scholastic books and onto the big screen. That lovable big red dog is set for a giant-sized adventure alongside middle-schooler Emily Elizabeth in the Big Apple. As a kid what would you do if you were put in charge of a giant puppy? This week get ready for a fun time as this classic character looks to bring generations together to enjoy a family film as we head into the winter holiday season.

Clifford the Big Red Dog

To help bring together those different generations, Clifford the Big Red Dog has enlisted the services of some of Hollywood’s great comedians. This includes names like the legendary John Cleese, the Latin King of Comedy Paul Rodriguez, In Living Color veteran, David Alan Grier, Russell Peters, and Kenan Thompson. They have all come together to be part of this fun film that will be sure to bring lots of families together in theaters and at home via Paramount+.


With the release of Clifford the Big Red Dog this week. LRM Online’s Emmanuel Gomez spoke with Paul Rodriguez. He plays a character named Alonso in the film. During our conversation, we talk about the multi-generational reach of Clifford. He also shares his experience in working with the other comedians on the film. Then he takes a moment to tell us about one of his pets that was very dear to him. You can check out the full interview below!

Paul Rodriguez in CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG from Paramount Pictures. Photo Credit: KC Bailey.

Here is the synopsis for Clifford the Big Red Dog

When middle-schooler Emily Elizabeth (Darby Camp) meets a magical animal rescuer (John Cleese) who gifts her a little, red puppy, she never anticipated waking up to find a giant ten-foot hound in her small New York City apartment. While her single mom (Sienna Guillory) is away for business, Emily and her fun but impulsive uncle Casey (Jack Whitehall) set out on an adventure that will keep you on the edge-of-your-seat as our heroes take a bite out of the Big Apple. Based on the beloved Scholastic book character, Clifford will teach the world how to love big!

Clifford the Big Red Dog will be in Theatres: Nov 10, 2021. As well as streaming exclusively on Paramount+.

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