The Shaggy Dog

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This is a routine Disney comedy-fantasy about a boy who turns into a large sheep dog at the most inopportune moments. That is assuming there would be opportune moments. Young Wilby Daniels (Tommy Kirk) finds a magic ring that used to belong to the Borgia family. When he pronounces an inscription on the ring, he is suddenly able to transform himself into a shaggy dog -- though he has no control over when this is going to happen. To his dismay, the girl he likes gets involved without knowing who the dog really is. At the same time, the only way Wilby can break the spell is to perform some virtuous deed. Fortunately for him, a few Soviet spies are just hanging around, waiting to be uncovered by a canine. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

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Fred MacMurray
as Wilson Daniels
Tommy Kirk
as Wilby Daniels
Jean Hagen
as Frieda Daniels
Annette Funicello
as Allison D'Allessio
Tim Considine
as Buzz Miller
Kevin Corcoran
as Moochie Daniels
Cecil Kellaway
as Prof. Plumcutt
Alexander Scourby
as Dr. Mikhail Andrassy
Roberta Shore
as Franceska Andrassy
James Westerfield
as Officer Hanson
Forrest Lewis
as Officer Kelly
Ned Wever
as E.P. Hackett
Gordon Jones
as Capt. Scanlon
John Hart
as Police Broadcaster
Paul H. Frees
as Psychiatrist
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for The Shaggy Dog

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Audience Reviews for The Shaggy Dog

  • May 14, 2011
    It's a fun, and witty children's film. But it can't even pull off the simplest of dialogue, or the funniest of comedy. Even in the simpler time when it was produced. It's a lost classic, that Walt Disney would roll in his grave for.
    Bryce I Super Reviewer
  • Mar 05, 2010
    Fun while it lasts...but quite cheesy as well.
    Jared H Super Reviewer
  • Jan 27, 2010
    Really odd, but it's harmless and fun. It's kind've funny in the sense that its just a bizarre plot, no one in there right mind would write something about a man turning into a dog. Then there's the car that runs on grass and a dog driving it, completely worth the movie.
    Conner R Super Reviewer
  • Feb 06, 2007
    was fun when i was kid.
    chase _ Super Reviewer

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