The Shaggy Dog 2006

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The Shaggy Dog ★★ 2006 (PG)

Allen goes from man to dogman after being bitten by a 300-year-old Tibetan collie with magical DNA in this remake of Disney's 1959 liveaction blockbuster. Allen plays a district attorney and fulltime dad now prone to loads of anthropomorphic shtick—barking, lifting his leg to pee, chasing cats, and, of course, sniffing rearends. Often comes across more creepy than goofy. Downey succeeds as the prototypical mad scientist villain. Strictly for the kiddies. 98m/C DVD . US Tim Allen, Robert Downey Jr., Kristen Davis, Spencer Breslin, Joshua Leonard, Danny Glover, Jane Curtin, Zena Grey, Philip Baker Hall, Craig Kilborn, Annabelle Gurwitch, Bess Wohl, Shawn Pyfrom, Laura Kightlinger, Jarrad Paul; D: Brian Robbins; W: Cormac Wibberley, Marianne S. Wibberley, Geoff Rodkey, Jack Amiel, Michael Begler; C: Gabriel Beristain; M: Alan Menken.