Clifford the Big Red Dog (2000 TV series)

American animated television series

Clifford the Big Red Dog is an American cartoon TV series. It is based on the book series Clifford the Big Red Dog. It is about a dog that is big and red. He gets into trouble sometimes and has 2 best friends, Cleo and T-Bone. His owner, Emily Elizabeth, loves him very much and takes excellent care of him. In fact that's how he got so big. It originally aired on PBS Kids in the United States for the first and the second seasons in 2000, 2001 and 2002. In the United Kingdom, the series got a British dub using an American voice actors by Skylark Sound Studios using a British with a British accents by The Character Development and The Sound Company Ltd. on CBeebies in 2002. Only the first 2 seasons were dubbed.

Clifford the Big Red Dog
Created by
Based on
Developed by
Directed byJohn Over
Country of origin
Original languagesAmerican English (Original)
British English (Re-Dubbed)
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes130 (130 segments) (list of episodes)
Executive producerDeborah Forte
  • Martha Atwater
  • Jef Kaminsky (season 2)
Running time26 minutes
Original release
NetworkPBS Kids
ReleaseSeptember 4, 2000 (2000-09-04) –
February 25, 2003 (2003-02-25)
Someone in a Clifford costume with people all around him.

John Ritter voices Clifford in every episode. By the time the series ended production and the subsequent film Clifford's Really Big Movie was completed, Ritter was back on ABC's prime time schedule, starring in 8 Simple Rules. Ritter's death on December 12, 2009, came less than two weeks before the debut of Clifford's Puppy Days (it is often mistakenly cited as the reason the spin-off was created in lieu of a third season). Reruns aired on PBS Kids Sprout from September 26, 2005 to September 20, 2009.

Though the production of Clifford ended before Ritter's death, voice actors for the main characters have reprised some of their roles for the Ready to Learn PBS Kids PSAs. Clifford's Really Big Movie served as the series finale, Clifford's Puppy Days still continued to air until its cancellation in 2006.

On May 16, 2018, Scholastic announced a reboot of the series of the same name, which was released on December 6, 2019, on Amazon Prime Video and December 7, 2019, on PBS Kids, starring Adam Sanders as the new voice of Clifford. PBS continued to air reruns of the 2000 series until 2022. Select PBS member stations still continue to carry the show.

Partial U.K. English redub change

  • There is a U.K. English style redub which used in the U.S. English voice cast by Skylark Sound Studios using in the U.K. English with the U.K. English accents by The Character Development and The Sound Company Ltd. when voicing the characters.

Books change

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Clifford Go! change

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