To celebrate the release of Clifford The Big Red Dog, which opens in UK cinemas this week, we sat down with star Jack Whitehall to find out all about the giant new pup taking over multiplexes.

When middle-schooler Emily Elizabeth (Darby Camp) meets a magical animal rescuer (John Cleese) who gifts her a little, red puppy, she never anticipated waking up to find a giant ten-foot hound in her small New York City apartment. While her single mum (Sienna Guillory) is away for business, Emily and her fun but impulsive uncle Casey (Jack Whitehall) set out on an adventure that will keep you on the edge-of-your-seat as our heroes take a bite out of the Big Apple. Based on the beloved Scholastic book character, Clifford will teach the world how to love big!

Speaking to Whitehall about the film, we chat about the magic of CGI and green-screen acting, the horrific behind-the-scenes stand-ins that would terrify kids who saw it, the universal themes of acceptance and not judging a book by its cover, and potential sequels for this and Jungle Cruise on the horizon…

You can watch the full interview below:

Clifford The Big Red Dog opens in UK cinemas on December 10th.