The Shaggy Dog (2006)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Fantasy  |  10 March 2006 (USA)
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A man tries to live a normal life despite the fact that he sometimes turns into a sheepdog.



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A man tries to live a normal life despite the fact that he sometimes turns into a sheepdog.

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild rude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 March 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un papá con pocas pulgas  »

Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,310,058 (USA) (10 March 2006)


$61,112,916 (USA) (21 July 2006)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Although the writing credits are supplied by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and cannot be changed, there is an onscreen credit: "suggested by The Hound of Florence by Felix Salten". See more »


As the 300-year-old dog escapes the lab, Dr. Kozak's hands shift places drastically between shots. See more »


Dr. Kozak: We actually just shook hands.
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Crazy Credits

End credits are spelled out using Scrabble tiles. See more »


References Toy Story (1995) See more »


Beautiful Morning
Written by Edward Brigati (as Eddie Brigati Jr.), Felix Cavaliere
Performed by The Rascals
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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better than i thought. entertaining
4 April 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Went today to see this film. another remake but admittedly haven't seen the original. And I personally thought it was OK. Had three kids with me...14 yr old 8 yr old and 6yr old who all sat watching it, enjoying it and laughing away. Me too. Tim Allen was great as usual and def suits the comedy side of acting. Bit samey with the oldest child a teenage daughter who wears different clothes and wants to be rebellious...father works a lot and isn't the most committed father..mother who seems to do it all and has had enough and then the younger son who just seems to want to do his own thing but hasn't the nerve to say it. BUT apart from that the dog was great, Tim Allen and Robery Downey Jnr were great(nice to see Downey in something), some funny scenes with the actors and with the animals. Bit slow to start with but gets better. Def entertaining for kids and adults..if only Disney done more like this, seem to have dome some fantastic films years ago and then lost the plot a bit. Worth seeing

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