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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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"I was a Teen-age boy!" See more »

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Family | Comedy | Fantasy

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Quelle vie de chien!  »

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$17,658,000, 31 December 1959
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Trivia

The first of six Walt Disney films starring Fred MacMurray. See more »

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Right after Franceska cleans the cut above Buzz Miller's eye, the cut disappears. See more »

Quotes

Freeda Daniels: There is nothing wrong with girls; they're character building.
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Connections

Referenced in Bachelor Father: Bentley Goes to Washington (1959) 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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imaginative
7 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

It's been a while since I saw this film; I last saw it when I was probably about 10-years-old. The film was about a boy who turns into a dog time and time again and the adventures that he had trying to avoid being turned into a dog. I cannot comment about the production of this film or anything as it has been too long ago, but I did like the story through my eyes (as a child). The film actually reminded me of one of my favourite childhood books: "Woof!" by Allan Ahlberg. Again, this film is about a boy who keeps changing into a dog, and it is about his adventures and about him trying to prevent turning into a dog. This is an imaginative children's film.


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