The Shaggy Dog

Last Updated on: May 22nd, 2024

The Shaggy Dog (2006 Movie)

The Shaggy Dog is a family comedy film that was remade by Walt Disney Pictures in 2006. The film is a remake of the 1959 classic Disney movie of the same name. The story revolves around Dave Douglas, played by Tim Allen, a workaholic lawyer and father who becomes the unwitting subject of an experiment gone wrong when he is bitten by a 300-year-old sacred dog in Tibet.

After the incident, Dave starts experiencing strange and humorous transformations, turning into a shaggy Old English Sheepdog whenever he gets overly excited or stressed. As he tries to juggle his professional life and family responsibilities, Dave must find a way to reverse the effects of the dog bite before it is too late.

The movie combines elements of family comedy, adventure, and heartwarming moments as Dave reconnects with his family and realizes the importance of spending time with them. The film also features Kristin Davis as Dave’s supportive wife, Rebecca, and Robert Downey Jr. as the eccentric scientist behind the experiment.

“The Shaggy Dog” remake captures the fun and comedic spirit of the original while introducing a contemporary twist to the story. It offers plenty of laughs and entertainment for both children and adults, making it an enjoyable addition to Disney’s collection of family-friendly films.

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  • Year Released: 2006
  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: $87.1 million
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  • Tim Allen: David “Dave” Douglas
  • Robert Downey Jr.: Dr. Kozak
  • Kristin Davis: Rebecca Douglas
  • Danny Glover: Kenneth “Ken” Hollister
  • Philip Baker Hall: Dr. Lance Strictland
  • Zena Grey: Carly Douglas
  • Spencer Breslin: Joshua “Josh” Douglas
  • Bess Wohl: Dr. Gwen Lichtman
  • Jordyn Colemon: Tracy
  • Jarrad Paul: Larry
  • Jane Curtin: Judge Claire Whittaker
  • Rhea Seehorn: Lori
  • Shawn Pyfrom: Trey
  • Cole: Khyi Yang Po/The Shaggy Dog
  • Martin Sru: Bin Bag
  • Joel Moore: The Dog Pound Employee
  • Kaine Bennett Charleston: The Game Parent
  • Crystal the Monkey: The Monkey
  • Jane Hajduk: The News Reporter


  • Director: Charles Barton
  • Producer: Bill Walsh and Walt Disney
  • Music: Paul J. Smith

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