Clifford the Big Red Dog is turning fifty years old. Unbelievable! Everyone’s favorite oversized furry friend is celebrating his birthday with a brand new DVD release next month. Celebrate with Clifford is the first new Clifford release in two years. It will be available in stores and online February 5th. The new release is a special double disc release loaded with lots of fun, family friendly adventures from Clifford, his fellow canine friends, and his owner, Emily Elizabeth. The two discs in this new release boast fifteen episodes from the hit series. The set’s first disc, Celebrate with Clifford has seven of the show’s episodes included in the set. All of the aforementioned episodes included in the first disc are full of family friendly fun and important life lessons that ring true for audiences of all ages.
Audiences learn a number of important lessons throughout the first seven episodes included in the set. In the episode, “Clifford on Parade”, Emily Elizabeth (Grey DeLisle—The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy) and Charley (Gary Leroi Grey—The Cosby Show) both learn about working together and about compromise when they have to decide on an idea for the float that they’ll enter in the town’s annual parade. Thanks to Clifford, they end up with one interesting float that even incorporates Clifford himself. In another episode, “Team Sprit”, young viewers are introduced to the lesson of good sportsmanship and being kind to others. The story here centers on young Vaz. Vaz is friends with Emily Elizabeth and the other kids. But he’s not the best soccer player. And Jetta doesn’t help as she openly tells Vaz he’s not that great of a soccer player. Of course she learns her lesson in the episode’s end. Audiences can find out how she learns her lesson when they check out this new DVD set for themselves.
All seven episodes included in the set’s main disc offer plenty of enjoyment and lessons for viewers. Luckily for viewers, they’re not all that viewers get in this new set. The eight bonus episodes included in the bonus disc also offer their own enjoyment. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, there’s even a Valentine’s Day themed episode in “Clifford’s Big Heart.” In this episode, Clifford is trying to make a Valentine for Emily Elizabeth, but things don’t exactly go as planned. That is until he finally realizes the best idea for a special Valentine just for her. His special gift will warm the hearts of both kids and their parents. Still not enough? How about the birthday and party themed episodes included in the set? “Clifford’s Big Surprise” sees Clifford getting his very own birthday surprise from Emily Elizabeth, her parents and his canine friends. At first it seems like everybody is avoiding Clifford. It leaves Clifford bored since there’s no one to play with. Luckily he finds a way to play by himself. Ironically, it’s right about then that Emily Elizabeth comes looking for Clifford so she and the others can surprise him with his birthday party. It’s just one of a handful of birthday themed episodes included in the set’s bonus second disc. The complete double disc set will be available February 5th in stores and online. It can be ordered online direct via the Lionsgate online store at http://www.lionsgateshop.com/product.asp?Id=28180&TitleParentId=8311.
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