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The Shaggy D.A.1976

The Shaggy D.A. (1976)




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Robert Stevenson, Walt Disney Productions' house director, cobbled together his 19th family film for the organization with this slapstick sequel to the Disney comedy The Shaggy Dog (produced 17 years after the fact). Dean Jones plays Wilby Daniels, a lawyer running against the villainous John Slade (Keenan Wynn) for district attorney. His campaign is cast into doubt when he comes upon an ancient ring that transforms him into a fat sheepdog. But the campaign progresses on a level playing field when the unscrupulous Slade finds himself also turned into a canine -- a disgruntled bulldog. Another sequel, The Return of the Shaggy Dog, followed.

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Dean Jones
as Wilby Daniels
Keenan Wynn
as John Slade
Suzanne Pleshette
as Betty Daniels
Joanne Worley
as Katrinka Muggelberg
Shane Sinutko
as Brian Daniels
Vic Tayback
as Eddie Roschak
John Myhers
as Adm. Brenner
Ronnie Schell
as TV Director
Jonathan C. Daly
as TV Interviewer
John Fiedler
as Howie Clemmings
Hans Conried
as Prof. Whatley
Richard O'Brien (II)
as Desk Sergeant
Dick Lane
as Roller Rink Announcer
Ruth Gillette
as Song Chairman
Hank Jones
as Policeman
Iris Adrian
as Manageress
Pat McCormick
as Bartender
Henry Slate
as Taxi Driver
Milton Frome
as Auctioneer
Walt Davis
as TV Cameraman
Albert Able
as TV Technician
Mary Ann Gibson
as Daisyette
Helen Winston
as Daisyette
Joan Crosby
as Daisyette
Danny Wells
as Police Official
Herb Vigran
as Bar Patron
Olan Soule
as Bar Patron
Vern Rowe
as Dawson
Karl Lukas
as Painter
John Hayes
as Stranger
George Kirby
as Dog Character Voices
Liam Dunn
as Dog Catcher
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Critic Reviews for The Shaggy D.A.

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

There are also the usual scenes in which cars climb telephone poles, characters do cartwheels in midair, dogs drive ice cream wagons and Keenan Wynn blusters.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Wearisome and derivative.

April 21, 2009 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Sequel dog time with leashed laughs.

March 6, 2008 | Rating: 3/5

It's a goofy story, and it's far from a brilliant movie, but The Shaggy D.A. is a fun romp for a family to watch.

March 11, 2006 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Shaggy D.A.


Amusing Disney fun.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer


I remember this movie being BIG with us school kids in pre-Star Wars 1976, but it wasn't anything great. I doubt kids care much about the world of public offices and just want to see the dumb doggie effects; but Dean Jones made a big ugly mutt. Now forgotten.

Lafe Fredbjornson
Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

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