An American award-winning producer of family television series and films, Deborah Forte is producing the Paramount’s Clifford the Big Red Dog movie which is intended to be a live-action hybrid. It’s in the air that an American animated music group called Alvin and the Chipmunks’ director Walt Becker has come on the boards to helm the feature of Clifford film.
‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’ film is an adaptation of the children’s book series of the same name authored by Norman Bridwell that have made their mark on generations of children. The book was published in 1963 and the TV series of ‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’ was originally aired on PBS Kids in September 2000 to February 2003.
The book series described the adventures of a 25-foot red dog and his owner, a kid called Emily Elizabeth. According to the story, the girl picked up the dog when he was a puppy and her love for him made him grow huge and so much that the family had to shift to a big city to a New England-esque island town.
Illumination Entertainment created an animated film before the rights transferred to Paramount in 2016. The initial script was written by Justin Malen, who is one of the writers of the comedy ‘Office Christmas Party’, though the scripts are now being rewritten by Ellen Rapoport.
Scholastic Media’s Deborah Forte is currently engaged in producing for Silvertongue Films. Jared Mass is responsible for overseeing the project for Paramount.
Walt Becker has a tendency for directing films with the animal title. He is a well-known personality for directing comedies ‘Old Dogs, Wild Hogs’, ‘Buying the Cow’ and the film ‘Chipmunks’ that grossed over $234 million globally.
Director Walt Becker is repped by Paradigm, manager Matt Luber and Gang Tyre.