The Shaggy Dog | Full Movie

The Shaggy Dog
  • G
  • 1h 41m
  • 1959
Fresh67%
Common Sense Media Iconage 6+
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Fred MacMurray heads an all-star cast that includes Jean Hagen, Tim Considine, Kevin Corcoran, and Annette Funicello in THE SHAGGY DOG. After years of on-the-job clashes with cranky canines, mail carrier Wilson Daniels (MacMurray) sees man's best friend as his worst enemy. This makes for one hairy situation when a magical ring accidentally transforms his teenage son Wilby (Kirk) into a lumbering sheepdog! Can Wilby break the spell and foil a team of international spies, or will both he and his dad wind up in the doghouse? Packed with sidesplitting antics, slapstick chases, and hilarious sight gags, this madcap adventure will tickle the funny bone of every two- (and four-) footed member of your family!

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TIME Magazine
Rotten

Unhappily, Producer Walt Disney tells his shaggy-dog story so doggedly that he soon runs it into t...

June 21, 2017
Variety
Variety Staff
Fresh

There are a good many laughs on this simple premise and the script's exploitation of them.

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Howard Thompson
Rotten

Brisk but unrewarding.

June 21, 2017
Common Sense Media
Polly M. Robertus
Fresh

A lovable mutt of a classic comedy.

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Says
A lovable mutt of a classic comedy.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that even kids who balk at black-and-white movies and hokey special effects will find lots of laughs in this well-behaved and housebroken comedy. It's occasionally too slow for 6-, 7- and 8-year-olds, but they'll laugh at the dog's antics. Older kids can follow all the plot threads easily, and will giggle at the slapstick humor. Teens will enjoy if they give it a chance.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Kids, Family, Franchise
  • Release Date:March 19, 1959
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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