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The Shaggy Dog (1959)

Approved | | Family, Comedy, Fantasy | 19 March 1959 (USA)
A teenage boy is cursed with periodically turning into an sheepdog.

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Through an ancient spell, a boy changes into a sheepdog and back again. It seems to happen at inopportune times and the spell can only be broken by an act of bravery.... Written by Anonymous

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The first live-action feature comedy produced by Walt Disney. See more »

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Francesca says that Lucretia Borgia lived during the "Dark Ages"; she actually died in the early 16th century, during the Renaissance. See more »

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Buzz Miller: Great suffering cat!
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Featured in The Blockbuster Buster: The Shaggy Dog (2013) See more »

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The Shaggy Dog
Written by Hazel George (as Gil George) and Paul J. Smith (as Paul Smith)
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Bow! Wow!... It's A Doggy-Delight!
26 June 2014 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

Well, I'll be dog-gone!

It was my sweet, little, 8 year-old nephew, Dexter, who excitedly picked out THE SHAGGY DOG (1959) at the local video store for the 2 of us to watch together.... And, you know what? I'm glad he did.

Regardless of its gaping plot-holes and its laughably cheap make-up effects, THE SHAGGY DOG's script was definitely first-rate, fast-paced, and, generally, a lot of goofy, family-oriented fun-fun-fun.

Packed with plenty of hilarious one-liners, slapstick chases, and uproarious sight gags, THE SHAGGY DOG also featured an excellent cast who competently brought this 1950s Comedy right in on the mark.

THE SHAGGY DOG's story centers around the zany experiences of a white, suburban, teen named Wilby Daniels (a bona-fide geek) who, always at a loss for words around the girls, suddenly finds himself in a very hairy situation when the unknown powers of an antique "magical" ring transforms him into an Old English sheepdog. (You go figure)

Check it out. You'll be dog-gone glad that you did.

Arf! Arf! This original version of THE SHAGGY DOG was far superior to the 2006 remake.


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