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Clifford The Big Red Dog is an American animated series based upon the famous children's book series of the same name. It was produced by Scholastic Studios, and aired on PBS Kids from 2000 to 2003.

Plot

Clifford was the runt of the litter, and was chosen by a city child named Emily Elizabeth Howard as her birthday present. No one expected Clifford to grow, but Emily Elizabeth's love for her tiny red puppy changed Clifford dramatically. Before long, he was over 25 feet (7.6 m) tall, forcing the Howard family to leave the city and move to the open spaces of Birdwell Island.

Clifford The Big Red Dog was one of many PBS Kids shows designed to teach children a number of life lessons. Two 15-minute stories made up each half-hour cartoon. Usually one story featured Clifford and his canine friends, T-Bone and Cleo among them; the other story would focus on Emily Elizabeth and friends her age. One principle was kept religiously: the dogs talked only when humans were not present; otherwise, they only barked.

Characters

See Also: Full list of Characters

Main characters

Episodes

See Also: Episode Guide

The series can from September 4, 2000 – February 25, 2003 for a total of 65 episodes.

Video games

Original Series

  • Clifford's Reading
  • Clifford's Thinking Games

Modern Series

  • Cliffords' Learning Activities
  • Cliffords' Music
  • Cliffords' Phonics
  • Cliffords' Big Puzzle Game (A Wendy's Kids' Meal DVD game, only available for a limited time)