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Still shot from the movie: The Shaggy Dog (1959).

The Shaggy Dog (1959)

Wilby Daniels (Tommy Kirk) finds himself in a hair-ied situation when a spell from an ancient ring magically transforms him into dog at the most inconvenient times-- like when trying to impress the girls (Roberta Shore and Annette Funicello) or around his allergic father (Fred MacMurray). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Theater Release: 19 Mar 1959
Video Release: 06 Mar 2006
MPAA Rating: G
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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Fred MacMurray’s portrayal of a father who sits around all day reading the newspaper and asking his wife to bring him meals will likely appear blatantly archaic. Yet our media today is still filled with stereotypes. What examples can you think of that may look just as ridiculous when viewed 40 years from now?

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