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The Shaggy Dog Details

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This is a routine Disney comedy-fantasy about a boy who turns into a large sheep dog at the most inopportune moments. That is assuming there would be opportune moments. Young Wilby Daniels (Tommy Kirk) finds a magic ring that used to belong to the Borgia family. When he pronounces an inscription on the ring, he is suddenly able to transform himself into a shaggy dog -- though he has no control over when this is going to happen. To his dismay, the girl he likes gets involved without knowing who the dog really is. At the same time, the only way Wilby can break the spell is to perform some virtuous deed. Fortunately for him, a few Soviet spies are just hanging around, waiting to be uncovered by a canine. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Directors Guild of America Charles Barton Best Director 1959 Nominee

Cast

Fred MacMurray
as Wilson Daniels
Jean Hagen
as Frieda Daniels
Tommy Kirk
as Wilby Daniels
Annette Funicello
as Allison D'Allessio
Tim Considine
as Buzz Miller
Kevin Corcoran
as "Moochie" Daniels
Cecil Kellaway
as Prof. Plumcutt
Alexander Scourby
as Dr. Mikhail Andrassy
Roberta Shore
as Franceska Andrassy
James Westerfield
as Officer Hanson
Jacques Aubuchon
as Stefano
Strother Martin
as Thurm
Forrest Lewis
as Officer Kelly
Gordon Jones
as Capt. Scanlon
Jack Albertson
as Reporter
Paul H. Frees
as Psychiatrist
John Hart
as Police Broadcaster

Crew

Charles Barton
Director
Walt Disney
Producer
Bill Walsh
Producer
Bill Walsh
Screenwriter
Lillie Hayward
Screenwriter
Edward Colman
Cinematographer
Carroll Clark
Art Director
Emile Kuri
Set Designer
Chuck Keehne
Costume Designer
Gertrude Casey
Costume Designer
Harry Lindgren
Sound/Sound Designer
Eustace Lycett
Special Effects
Felix Salten
Short Story Author
Pat McNalley
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