Clifford is back — but the internet won’t throw him a bone.
Just shy of Thanksgiving, Paramount dropped a creepy trailer for “Clifford the Big Red Dog,” an upcoming live-action adaption of the beloved children’s book series.
“This holiday season, we’re thankful for the pets whose love got us through the year,” the trailer begins. “But next year, get ready to love even bigger.”
Paramount — the same studio behind Sonic the Hedgehog’s infamous nightmare-fuel design — was torn apart online for the crimson pup’s new CGI look.
“Hol up. Is he CGI or y’all just paint a dog red without his consent?” one Twitter used barked.
“Why do these film studios never learn, photo-realistic adaptions are NOT the way to go,” another chimed in.
The plot of the film will follow the adventures of Emily Elizabeth, portrayed by Darby Camp, after encountering a magician — played by John Cleese — who first gives her the enormous hound, the Wrap reported.
The first “Clifford” book, written by Norman Bridwell, burst on the scene in 1963, and has since become a mainstay in elementary school libraries.
“Clifford” does not have an official release date, but it is expected to hit theaters sometime in 2021.