Cinema: The New Pictures, Apr. 20, 1959

The Shaggy Dog (Buena Vista) of the title is a real, live, winsome, mop-footed old English sheep dog named Chiffon (real name: Sam) that opens doors and dresser drawers, climbs ladders, sits commandingly at the wheel of a speeding car, and even gargles before going to bed at night (on the sound track, anyway). Unhappily, Producer Walt Disney tells his shaggy-dog story so doggedly that he soon runs it into the pound. The story: a Renaissance ring that has the power to put a human being into the body of an animal falls into the hands of a teen-age boy (Tommy...

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