Just one day after Universal Pictures swapped release dates for their Snow White prequel The Huntsman and the Untitled Mummy Reboot, the studio has now announced an April 8, 2016 release date for Clifford The Big Red Dog.
As of now, the live-action/animation hybrid does not have any direct competition in its new release date, but the project sets up Universal to have three consecutive releases in April 2016, with Clifford The Big Red Dog on April 8, The Best Man Wedding on April 15 and The Huntsman on April 22.
No screenwriter or director is attached yet for Clifford The Big Red Dog, which will be produced by Deborah Forte of Scholastic Media, the company that publishes the Clifford children's books.
Clifford was first published in 1963, created by Norman Bridwell, which has spawned more than 60 different titles with over 127 million books currently in print. The stories follow a young girl and her red dog Clifford, who grew from a puppy to become a massive 25-foot dog. The character was last seen on the big screen in 2004's Clifford's Really Big Movie.