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The Shaggy Dog

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An unexpected transformation helps a workaholic attorney learn that there's more to life than the courtroom in this remake of the 1959 Disney canine classic of the same name. Deputy District Attorney Dave Douglas Tim Allen takes his job in the halls of justice very seriously -- so seriously in fact that his wife and family see considerably less of their frequently-absent husband and father than they would prefer. When a case involving an animal laboratory finds the distracted dad once again taking an extended ...
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Overview

An unexpected transformation helps a workaholic attorney learn that there's more to life than the courtroom in this remake of the 1959 Disney canine classic of the same name. Deputy District Attorney Dave Douglas Tim Allen takes his job in the halls of justice very seriously -- so seriously in fact that his wife and family see considerably less of their frequently-absent husband and father than they would prefer. When a case involving an animal laboratory finds the distracted dad once again taking an extended leave of absence from his frustrated family, Douglas' luck takes a turn for the worst after he is inadvertently infected by a top-secret genetic-mutation serum that transforms the two-legged lawyer into a four-legged sheepdog. Though his current situation has its drawbacks to be sure, the fly-on-the-wall perspective afforded to Douglas in his newfound state alerts the well-intending father and husband that all is not well on the home front. Moved by the unfulfilled needs of his neglected family and determined to become a better father if he can only shed his winter coat, Douglas' unique new vantage point could offer just the motivation needed to bring the nefarious forces behind the serum to justice and win back his wife and kids once and for all.
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Special Features

Bone-tickling bloopers; Deleted scenes; Audio commentary with director Brian Robbins and producer David Hoberman; Bark-Along Bone-us feature for your dog to enjoy; Outtake goof-ups
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
Just as impersonating a woman makes Michael Dorsey Dustin Hoffman a better man in Tootsie, so does being transformed into a dog make Dave Douglas Tim Allen a better father and husband in The Shaggy Dog. This in-name-only remake of the 1959 Walt Disney comedy, the studio’s first of the live-action variety, casts Allen as a hard-driving deputy district attorney who constantly disappoints his family with broken promises as he advances his career. When an ancient bearded collie bites him, though, he gets a new "leash" on life. In the film's best scenes, Dave cannot repress his inner canine. He lifts his leg in a public restaurant. He growls at opposing counsel in court. He laps up his cereal. And when the belt on his robe comes loose, it's like he's chasing his tail. Finally, when his transformation is complete, Dave is able to see from a new perspective how he has become estranged from his family. His wife Kristin Davis feels neglected. His son Spencer Breslin feels pressure to try out for football even though he'd prefer to audition for the school’s production of Grease. On the plus side, Dave is able to break up any shenanigans between his daughter and her boyfriend by jumping between the two. The Shaggy Dog throws a bone to adults in the audience with a pedigree supporting cast that includes Jane Curtin as a confounded judge, Danny Glover as Dave's increasingly concerned boss, Philip Baker Hall as a nefarious laboratory owner, and Craig Kilborn as an insufferable neighbor. Best of all, Robert Downey Jr. delivers a howlingly funny turn as a dog-napping mad scientist trying to harvest the collie’s longevity secrets. Among this remake's new tricks is state-of-the-art CGI that conjures up all manner of mutant creatures back at the lab and turns Allen, whose former stand-up persona once proclaimed that all men are pigs, into a convincing pooch. You will believe a man can fetch!
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/1/2006
  • UPC: 786936709940
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Rating:

  • Source: Walt Disney Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Full Frame
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: Français
  • Time: 1:39:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 38,359

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tim Allen Dave Douglas
Robert Downey Jr. Dr. Kozak
Kristin Davis Rebecca Douglas
Danny Glover Ken Hollister
Spencer Breslin Josh Douglas
Judge Claire Whittaker Jane Curtin
Zena Grey Carly Douglas
Philip Baker Hall Lance Strictland
Shawn Pyfrom Trey
Craig Kilborn Baxter
Joshua Leonard
Jane Curtin Judge Claire Whittaker
Technical Credits
Brian Robbins Director
Tim Allen Producer
Jack Amiel Screenwriter
Ned Bastille Editor
Michael Begler Screenwriter
Gabriel Beristain Cinematographer
Juel Bestrop Casting
Matt Carroll Executive Producer
Daniel Dorrance Art Director
William Fay Executive Producer
Jose Antonio Garcia Sound/Sound Designer
David Hoberman Producer
Todd Lieberman Executive Producer
Molly Maginnis Costumes/Costume Designer
Jeanne McCarthy Casting
Leslie McDonald Production Designer
Alan Menken Score Composer
Geoff Rodkey Screenwriter
Robert Simonds Executive Producer
Cormac Wibberley Screenwriter
Marianne Wibberley Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Shaggy Dog
1. Opening Credits/Tibet [:00]
2. Forrester Trial [:00]
3. Fountain of Youth [:00]
4. Protest [:00]
5. Dog Bite [5:48]
6. Next Morning [2:06]
7. Coutrtoom Dog [2:14]
8. Animal Shelter [4:45]
9. Return Home [3:46]
10. Dog Park [5:16]
11. Forrester on Trial [3:27]
12. Cat Chase [4:39]
13. Football Game [3:08]
14. Missed Anniversary [5:34]
15. Break-In [4:41]
16. I'm Dad [5:09]
17. Captured [4:40]
18. Escape [4:09]
19. Courtroom Finale [6:15]
20. Hawaii/End Credits [4:19]
21. Chapter 21 [6:55]
22. Chapter 22 [6:44]
23. Chapter 23 [6:15]
24. Chapter 24 [8:34]
25. Chapter 25 [:00]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Shaggy Dog
   Play
   Scene Selection
   Bonus Features
      Deleted Scenes
         Play All
         Kozak and Strictland
         Additional Dog Park
         Gwen and Larry
         Alternate Ending for Kozak
      Bloopers
      Bark-Along: Bonus Feature for Your Dog to Enjoy
         Bark-Along for Dogs
         Sing-Along for Humans
      Audio Commentary (Widescreen Version Only)
         View the Film With Optional Audio Commentary by Director Brian Robbins and Producer David Hoberman: On/Off
   Setup
      Film & Audio Options
         Widescreen: English
         Fullscreen: English
         Fullscreen: French
         Fullscreen: Spanish
      Captions & Subtitles
         Captions for the Hearing Impaired: English
         Subtitles: French
         Subtitles: Spanish
         Subtitles: None
      Register Your DVD
   Disney's Fast Play
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It was confusing

    It was so confusing throughout the entire movie. It was stupid. Dont see this movie.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is a good, family movie for all ages

    I really enjoyed this movie... It was funny and the plot was original. I've seen both the old version and this version, and I like this one the best. It's a fun movie for the whole family to watch. I highly recommend it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AWESOME MOVIE!

    This movie was really good. It was NOT confusing. I figured out the entire thing and it wasn't that hard! Its really good and I recommend it to everyone!

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