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Parents' Guide to

The Shaggy D.A.

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Dad turns into a dog in this vintage Disney movie.

Movie G 1976 91 minutes
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Is It Any Good?

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Tim Conway fans will enjoy watching the master comedian list a dubious array of ice cream flavors that he's selling out of his truck. There are some fun slapstick moments of the shaggy dog variety, but it's not quite as fun as the Herbie the Love Bug movies that made the actor Dean Jones famous. Nonetheless, there's a great food fight and a roller-derby scene that will make parents smile.

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