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Deputy District Attorney Dave Douglas (Tim Allen) gets a dog's-eye-view of his work and home life after he is bitten by a stray pup befriended by his kids (Zena Grey and Spencer Breslin), and finds himself suddenly morphing from a man into a mutt.
Why Is The Shaggy Dog Rated PG?
The Shaggy Dog is rated PG for some mild rude humor.
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The film opens with a military-like invasion of a Tibetan town where a dog is kidnapped. Using unscrupulous methods, two scientists then run a series of tests on the canine. Later a man is injected with a paralyzing drug. After being bitten by an animal, a man develops dog-like inclinations including urination habits. At a park, a group of dogs sniff each other. In an elevator, a security dog forcefully smells a man’s buttocks. A boy is tackled during a sporting event. Two children worry their parents are planning to separate.
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Check out Disney’s other adaptations of this canine caper. In the 1959 film The Shaggy Dog, a teenager finds himself growing hairy after he casts a spell on himself with a mystical ring from the local museum. In the 1976 movie The Shaggy D.A., the ring resurfaces and causes mayhem during a hotly contested political campaign.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: G
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Walt Disney Home Entertainment lets the Shaggy Dog out in a full screen (1.33:1) version. Take a stroll through these DVD extras: Bone-tickling Bloopers, Bark-Along Bone-Us Feature (with a woof-along track for the family pooch), deleted scenes, and the music video Woof There It Is. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French and Spanish, with subtitles in English, Spanish and French.