‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’ Trailer: That’s Definitely a Big Dog, and a Terrifying One Clifford the Big Red Dog has been a good boy since his creation in the pages of Norman Bridwell’s books in 1963. Since then, he’s gotten his own animated series, straight-to-video movies, video games, and plenty of merchandise. Now he’s being turned into nightmare fuel in a new live-action adaptation from Paramount Pictures, and the Clifford the Big Red Dog movie trailer shows how terrifying the concept of a huge ass red dog in the real world would actually be, especially in a place like New York City. Clifford the Big Red Dog Movie Trailer Emily Elizabeth is a menace.