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The Shaggy Dog and The Shaggy D.A.: Coming to DVD on March 7, 2006

Two of Disney’s Classic Comedies On DVD For The First Time!

The Wild & Woolly Edition
The Canine Candidate Edition

Big Laughs And Bonus Materials Available On March 7

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BURBANK, Calif., December 2, 2005 - Walt Disney Home Entertainment presents THE SHAGGY DOG and THE SHAGGY D.A., two of Disney’s most highly requested family comedies, available March 7 on DVD for the very first time! It’s twice the howls of laughs and twice the shaggy shenanigans when favorite stars Fred MacMurray, Annette Funicello, Tommy Kirk, Kevin Corcoran, Dean Jones, Tim Conway, Suzanne Pleshette, Dick Van Patten, Keenan Wynn, Jo Anne Worley and more star in these classic comedies. THE SHAGGY DOG will include the color version and the original theatrical black & white version with 10 additional minutes of footage. Each movie has bonus features including audio commentaries. THE SHAGGY DOG and THE SHAGGY D.A. are each available for the collectible price of $19.99 (S.R.P.) – it’s a double dose of doggone fun!

In THE SHAGGY DOG, Wilby Daniels (Tommy Kirk) is just an ordinary teenager until a magical ring accidentally transforms him into a lumbering sheepdog, whose owner is the leader of a plot to destroy the U.S. Space Program! It’s a laugh-out-loud story full of slapstick chases, sight gags, hot rods, spies, and spells, with a terrific cast. Fred MacMurray, Tim Considine, Kevin Corcoran, and Annette Funicello (in her big-screen debut!), alongside Tommy Kirk in the title role, make THE SHAGGY DOG a timeless comedy classic. This hilarious madcap adventure was the first live-action comedy Walt Disney produced.

In THE SHAGGY D.A., Wilby Daniels (Dean Jones) is now an adult, with a wife and son, and he’s running for District Attorney. What he doesn’t count on is the return of a certain magical ring, and a spell that hounds him all over again! In this side-splitting sequel to “The Shaggy Dog,” Wilby runs afoul of the shady incumbent District Attorney, ‘Honest John’ Slade, and his problems get worse when he’s accidentally turned into a sheepdog again. It’s more laughs and howls as Wilby and Slade lead the chase to get their hands, or paws, on the magic ring.

Bonus Materials

• Original theatrical version with 10 additional minutes of footage
• The Shaggy Dog Kids
Tom Kirk, Tim Considine and Roberta Shore reminisce about their starring roles.
• Fred MacMurray – With Fondness
A heartfelt tribute to one of Disney’s most enduring classic stars.
• Audio Commentary with stars Tommy Kirk, Kevin Corcoran, Tim Considine and Roberta Shore

Bonus Materials

• Putting On The Dog Featurette
Interview with Robert Schiffer, legendary Disney Make-Up artist.
• The Good, The Bad, and The Funny Featurette
Featurette with Jo Ann Worley, Dick Van Patten and Tim Conway.
• Audio Commentary with stars Jo Anne Worley, Dick Van Patten and Tim Conway

STREET DATE: March 7, 2006
Direct prebook: January 10, 2006
Distributor prebook: January 24, 2006
Suggested retail price: $19.99 (DVD) each.

Rated: “G”
Bonus materials not rated
Feature Run time: Approximately 104 minutes
Aspect ratio: Color 1.33,
B&W 1.75 enhanced for 16x9 TV screens
Sound: Mono
Language: English audio; French subtitles & audio; Spanish subtitles

Rated: “G”
Feature Run time: Approximately 91 minutes
Bonus materials not rated
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 enhanced for 16x9 TV screens
Sound: Mono
Language: English audio; French audio; Spanish audio

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Lady and the Tramp: Platinum Edition (February 28, 2006)
Remember the Titans: Director's Cut (March 14)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (April 4)
Chicken Little (March 21)
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Little House on the Prairie (2005) (March 28)
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It's a Small World of Fun: Volumes 1 & 2 (Disney cartoons set around the globe - May 16)
January 2006 Live Action Catalogue - Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken, My Dog The Thief, The Devil and Max Devlin, Benji the Hunted
The Greatest Game Ever Played (April 11)
Walt Disney's Timeless Tales: Volume Three (January 3)
Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (April 11)
"Goof Troop" and "Quack Pack": Volume 1 DVDs (February 14)
Bambi II (February 7)

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Posted December 6, 2005 / Updated March 10, 2006.