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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 Funniest Shaggy Dog story ever told! Hello Dad... the funniest thing happened! See more »

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Family | Comedy | Fantasy

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Trivia

Film debut of Annette Funicello. See more »

Goofs

The inscription in the ring reads "In canis corpore transmuto", which is supposed to mean "I transmute into a dog's body" in Latin. That is, however, a grammatical mistake, because the correct Latin sentence should read "... in canis corporem..." (in the accusative case) instead of "... in canis corpore..." (which is the ablative case). See more »

Quotes

Wilson Daniels: I'd rather not know how you get your gossip. Uh, what else do you know about them?
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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Fred MacMurray (1961) 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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This is a classic and one to enjoy with the entire family.
3 November 1999 | by (Shreveport, Louisiana) – See all my reviews

This is a classic Disney film. Fred MacMurray and others make this a joy to watch. I have seen it several times and always enjoy it...my children even agree with me on this. Contrary to another comment, I believe it has held up very well over the years, though it is dated by virtue of the fact that it reflects the comedy of the period in which it was filmed. I've seen several of the remakes/sequels and none have equalled the original.


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