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Universal has dated its “Clifford The Big Red Dog” movie for April 8, 2016.

The story of the 25-foot-tall dog will be a live-action/animated 3D comedy-adventure. Scholastic Media’s Deborah Forte will produce the film, based on Scholastic’s book series by Norman Bridwell.

The first book was published by Scholastic in 1963, leading to more than 60 titles and 127 million books in print. Clifford is Scholastic’s official mascot.

“Clifford” is the first title to land on April 8, 2016.

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