The Shaggy Dog – Filtered

Theatrical Release: March 10, 2006
DVD Release: August 1, 2006
The Shaggy Dog – Filtered


Tim Allen transforms from family dad to family dog and back again in this update of the Disney comedy. It all begins when workaholic Deputy D.A. Dave Douglas (Allen) takes on a case involving an animal laboratory — one that will take him away yet again from his wife (Kristin Davis) and kids (Zena Grey and Spencer Breslin), who already yearn for his all-too-distracted attention. But when Dave is accidentally infected with a top-secret, genetic-mutation serum, everything he thought he knew about being himself and his family changes. Yet with his newly perked-up ears, and his front-row seat on the household carpet, Dave is able to gain a whole new perspective into his family’s secrets and dreams. Now, he wants nothing more than to stop fetching and return to fathering — only first he’ll have to stop the evil forces behind the serum.

Dove Review

This was a great family film. The film shows how a father goes from pretty much non-existent in his family’s life to realizing he needs to be a part of them. He also learns that family is more important than his job. The once rebellious daughter changes once her father gives her the attention she was longing for. Many great lessons are learned in this one. Pop some popcorn and enjoy a night in with the whole family. This one is Dove-approved for the entire family.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: Dog is shot with a tranquilizer, dog bites man on the hand, man knocks woman over.
Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: Dog is shot with a tranquilizer, dog bites man on the hand, man knocks woman over.
Drugs: Dog recieves two shots for testing.
Nudity: Man is in a towel and no shirt.
Other: None


Company: Buena Vista
Writer: Cormac Wibberley and Marianne Wibberley
Director: Brian Robbins
Producer: Tim Allen
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 98 min.
Reviewer: Debbie Satala