Archive for August 15th, 2005

The Shaggy Dog

Disney’s kennel has served them well, either in live action or animated form. When it comes to shaggy dog stories, the studio has rarely barked up the wrong tree. Released in 1959, The Shaggy Dog was the studios first live-action film, and modestly shot in black and white, became instantly profitable. The tale of a young boy (Tommy Kirk) afflicted by an ancient spell which transforms him into a four-legged hairball, The Shaggy Dog spawned one theatrical sequel and numerous television films. Read the rest of this entry »