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....
It's dog-gone FUNNY!
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Did You Know?
The liner notes for a Disney DVD release claims that this is "The first ever live-action movie ever produced by Walt Disney...." This is completely false and ignores over a dozen live-action features (not counting shorts) that were produced and released by Disney. See more
The basement window is hinged at the bottom and is open at the top into the room. Then, when Shaggy/Wilby goes through the window, it is hinged at the top and opens outward on the bottom. See more
This is a shaggy dog story. It could've happened anywhere or to anyone. It so happened that it happened to Wilson Daniels. A man who loved people, but hated dogs.
This film is also available in a computer colorized version. The colorized version was made for syndicated TV in the 1980s and was originally 10 minutes shorter than the original theatrical cut. The DVD release contains both versions of the film, with the colorized version being the same length as the original theatrical black and white version. See more
Referenced in Disneyland '59
The Shaggy Dog
Written by Hazel George
(as Gil George) and Paul J. Smith
(as Paul Smith) See more