The Shaggy Dog
The Shaggy Dog is a black-and-white 1959 Walt Disney film about Wilby Daniels, a teenage boy who by the power of an enchanted ring of the Borgias is transformed into the title character, a shaggy Old English Sheepdog. The film was based on the 1923 novel The Hound of Florence by Felix Salten. It is directed by Charles Barton and stars Fred MacMurray, Tommy Kirk, Jean Hagen, Kevin Corcoran, Tim Considine, Roberta Shore, and Annette Funicello. This was Walt Disney's first live-action comedy.
Wilbur "Wilby" Daniels is a boy who is misunderstood by his father, Wilson. Wilson thinks Wilby is crazy half the time because of his elder son's often dangerous inventions. As a retired mailman who often ran afoul of canines, he is allergic to dogs, and he simply cannot understand why his younger son, Montgomery "Moochie" would want a dog.
|author||Bill Walsh Lillie Hayward|
|genre||comedy fantasy live-action|
|keywords||act adoptive father arrest bound and gagged change of heart curse drive espionage french girl gag harbor patrol hot rod human form in the closet inscription knock out retire shape-shifting spy ring true identity want water police wrestle|
|producer||Bill Walsh Walt Disney|
|productionCompany||Walt Disney Pictures|
|publisher||Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures|
|theme||children's children's comedy fantasy-comedy shapeshifting|