The Shaggy D.A. (1976)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Slapstick, Family-Oriented Comedy, Fantasy Comedy  |   Release Date - Dec 17, 1976 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - G
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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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animal, curse, dog, lawyer, ring [jewelry], transformation