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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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The Shaggy Dog (1959) is rated G:

Cast: Fred MacMurray,, Annette Funicello, Tommy Kirk
Studio: 1959 Walt Disney Productions

Detailed Review

I was in my pajamas in the back seat of my parents '57 Pontiac when I first saw The Shaggy Dog. Tucked into a sleeping bag, I can't tell… 
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Why Is The Shaggy Dog (1959) Rated G?

While mildly concerning by today’s standards, there are a few issues parents should be aware… 
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