History Literature / CliffordTheBigRedDog

2nd Jan '18 9:58:43 PM MackWylde
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* BigFriendlyDog: Clifford of course - extra emphasis on ''big''. He may not be the TropeName but he is certainly one of the strongest examples of this trope. He is literally as big as a house and is a such a lovable sweetheart.

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* BigFriendlyDog: Clifford of course - extra emphasis on ''big''. He may not be the TropeName TropeNamer but he is certainly one of the strongest examples of this trope. He is literally as big as a house and is a such a lovable sweetheart.


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* NiceGuy: Clifford is so sweet, helpful, and lovable its hard to not fall in love with him. Even though he is large and can cause trouble because of this...admit it, you wish you had a dog as wonderful as Clifford
* NiceGirl: Emily Elizabeth is a very kind and sweet little girl who is very responsible of Clifford and loves him oh so deeply.
2nd Jan '18 9:54:16 PM MackWylde
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* BigFriendlyDog: Clifford of course - extra emphasis on ''big''.

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* BigFriendlyDog: Clifford of course - extra emphasis on ''big''. He may not be the TropeName but he is certainly one of the strongest examples of this trope. He is literally as big as a house and is a such a lovable sweetheart.
21st Dec '17 8:46:50 AM multibrawlr
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In the 80s, Creator/{{Nelvana}} picked up the rights to the series and spun off six half-hour direct to video specials with it. Starring Creator/AlysonCourt opposite BrentTitcomb, each special featured a typical slice-of-life storyline peppered with two songs, and was animated with NoFourthWall, allowing Emily and Clifford to "converse" directly with the viewers, but strangely Emily and Clifford could never converse among themselves in English, as to leverage on Scholastic's then-recent study that children learned better through participation rather than through repetition. After that, the franchise reverted to books (unless you count in the discontinuity that is the live-action mixed footage direct to video special by Warner Home Video that was released in the early 90s).

This went on until the year 2000. Scholastic wanted to do another animated adaptation. Throwing away the old format and rebooting the continuity, it now featured Music/GreyDeLisle as Emily Elizabeth, opposite Creator/JohnRitter as Clifford, with two new characters added to the leading cast, these being T-Bone (Creator/KelMitchell) and Cleo (Creator/CreeSummer). The new version was such a phenomenal success that it ran for two seasons, spun off [[TheMovie a movie]], and even resulted in a licensed [[TheKiddieRide kiddie ride]]. Things weren't so rosy after the movie, however. John Ritter passed on shortly after of a heart attack on the set of ''Series/EightSimpleRules''. While Scholastic had been pondering upon the idea of a sequel for a while, the death of Mr. Ritter cemented the decision on a spinoff, titled ''Clifford's Puppy Days''. Two seasons were made before Scholastic decided to take a break from making a series out of the franchise again, while maintaining the series franchise. The books are still being printed, along with merchandise.

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In the 80s, Creator/{{Nelvana}} picked up the rights to the series and spun off six half-hour direct to video specials with it. Starring Creator/AlysonCourt opposite BrentTitcomb, Brent Titcomb, each special featured a typical slice-of-life storyline peppered with two songs, and was animated with NoFourthWall, allowing Emily and Clifford to "converse" directly with the viewers, but strangely Emily and Clifford could never converse among themselves in English, as to leverage on Scholastic's then-recent study that children learned better through participation rather than through repetition. After that, the franchise reverted to books (unless you count in the discontinuity that is the live-action mixed footage direct to video special by Warner Home Video that was released in the early 90s).

This went on until the year 2000. Scholastic wanted to do another animated adaptation. Throwing away the old format and rebooting the continuity, it now featured Music/GreyDeLisle as Emily Elizabeth, opposite Creator/JohnRitter as Clifford, with two new characters added to the leading cast, these being T-Bone (Creator/KelMitchell) (Kel Mitchell) and Cleo (Creator/CreeSummer). The new version was such a phenomenal success that it ran for two seasons, spun off [[TheMovie a movie]], and even resulted in a licensed [[TheKiddieRide kiddie ride]]. Things weren't so rosy after the movie, however. John Ritter passed on shortly after of a heart attack on the set of ''Series/EightSimpleRules''. While Scholastic had been pondering upon the idea of a sequel for a while, the death of Mr. Ritter cemented the decision on a spinoff, titled ''Clifford's Puppy Days''. Two seasons were made before Scholastic decided to take a break from making a series out of the franchise again, while maintaining the series franchise. The books are still being printed, along with merchandise.



* NoAntagonist: Unless you count George Wolfsbottom, the wealthy {{Jerkass}} CEO of Tummy Yummies who kidnaps Clifford for his spoiled daughter Madison in the movie.

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* NoAntagonist: Unless you count George Wolfsbottom, Wolfsbottom from ''Clifford's Really Big Movie'', the wealthy {{Jerkass}} CEO of Tummy Yummies who kidnaps Clifford for his spoiled daughter Madison in the movie.Madison.
21st Dec '17 8:36:29 AM multibrawlr
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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: One episode of the series has T-Bone's old friend [[PunnyName Hamburger]] visiting Birdwell Island. Hamburger is voiced by [[Series/AllThat Kenan]] [[Series/KenanAndKel Thompson]].



* NoAntagonist: Unless you count George Wolfsbottom from the movie. This wealthy jerkass who gets all his money from being the head of Tummy Yummies dog biscuits, wants to steal Clifford for his spoiled daughter Madison.

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* NoAntagonist: Unless you count George Wolfsbottom from Wolfsbottom, the movie. This wealthy jerkass who gets all his money from being the head {{Jerkass}} CEO of Tummy Yummies dog biscuits, wants to steal who kidnaps Clifford for his spoiled daughter Madison.Madison in the movie.
19th Dec '17 4:53:37 PM BNSF1995
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This went on until the year 2000. Scholastic wanted to do another animated adaptation. Throwing away the old format and rebooting the continuity, it now featured Music/GreyDeLisle as Emily Elizabeth, opposite Creator/JohnRitter as Clifford. The new version was such a phenomenal success that it ran for two seasons, spun off [[TheMovie a movie]], and even resulted in a licensed [[TheKiddieRide kiddie ride]]. Things weren't so rosy after the movie, however. John Ritter passed on shortly after of a heart attack on the set of ''Series/EightSimpleRules''. While Scholastic had been pondering upon the idea of a sequel for a while, the death of Mr. Ritter cemented the decision on a spinoff, titled ''Clifford's Puppy Days''. Two seasons were made before Scholastic decided to take a break from making a series out of the franchise again, while maintaining the series franchise. The books are still being printed, along with merchandise.

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This went on until the year 2000. Scholastic wanted to do another animated adaptation. Throwing away the old format and rebooting the continuity, it now featured Music/GreyDeLisle as Emily Elizabeth, opposite Creator/JohnRitter as Clifford.Clifford, with two new characters added to the leading cast, these being T-Bone (Creator/KelMitchell) and Cleo (Creator/CreeSummer). The new version was such a phenomenal success that it ran for two seasons, spun off [[TheMovie a movie]], and even resulted in a licensed [[TheKiddieRide kiddie ride]]. Things weren't so rosy after the movie, however. John Ritter passed on shortly after of a heart attack on the set of ''Series/EightSimpleRules''. While Scholastic had been pondering upon the idea of a sequel for a while, the death of Mr. Ritter cemented the decision on a spinoff, titled ''Clifford's Puppy Days''. Two seasons were made before Scholastic decided to take a break from making a series out of the franchise again, while maintaining the series franchise. The books are still being printed, along with merchandise.
3rd Dec '17 11:20:05 PM TrendingToon1
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* CharacterNarrator: All of the books are narrated by Emily Elizabeth.


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* {{Flashback}}: The books are told by Emily Elizabeth as a flashback to a past event.
21st Nov '17 9:50:18 PM JMQwilleran
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* TitleThemeTune: For the original PBS television animated series, though not the ''Clifford's Puppy Days'' spin-off, which manages to avoid it. * "Clifford's so much fun, he's a friend to us all! I love ''Clifford the Big Red Dog''! (''woof!'')"
7th Nov '17 1:01:48 PM cartoonfan945
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* OpaqueNerdGlasses: Mr. Bleakman doesn't have pupils from his glasses, though averted in the movie when he's given the same eyes as everyone.
3rd Sep '17 11:29:08 PM JMQwilleran
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* ShoutOut: In the ''Clifford's Puppy Days'' book ''The Little Red Sled'', Clifford's sled is named "[[Film/CitizenKane Rosebud]]."
22nd Aug '17 7:58:35 AM GrammarNavi
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In the 80s, {{Nelvana}} picked up the rights to the series and spun off six half-hour direct to video specials with it. Starring Creator/AlysonCourt opposite BrentTitcomb, each special featured a typical slice-of-life storyline peppered with two songs, and was animated with NoFourthWall, allowing Emily and Clifford to "converse" directly with the viewers, but strangely Emily and Clifford could never converse among themselves in English, as to leverage on Scholastic's then-recent study that children learned better through participation rather than through repetition. After that, the franchise reverted to books (unless you count in the discontinuity that is the live-action mixed footage direct to video special by Warner Home Video that was released in the early 90s).

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In the 80s, {{Nelvana}} Creator/{{Nelvana}} picked up the rights to the series and spun off six half-hour direct to video specials with it. Starring Creator/AlysonCourt opposite BrentTitcomb, each special featured a typical slice-of-life storyline peppered with two songs, and was animated with NoFourthWall, allowing Emily and Clifford to "converse" directly with the viewers, but strangely Emily and Clifford could never converse among themselves in English, as to leverage on Scholastic's then-recent study that children learned better through participation rather than through repetition. After that, the franchise reverted to books (unless you count in the discontinuity that is the live-action mixed footage direct to video special by Warner Home Video that was released in the early 90s).
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