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The Shaggy Dog
(2006)
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Composed and Produced by:

Orchestrated by:
Jeff Atmajian
Jon Kull
Pete Anthony
Harvey Cohen
Patrick Russ

Conducted by:
Michael Kosarin
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Walt Disney Records
(March 14th, 2006)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you enjoy the similarly inventive and entertaining approach of Alan Silvestri and John Debney to their larger comedy assignments.

Avoid it... if no measure of strong, mainstream orchestral writing can compensate for your predisposed negative feelings about Alan Menken's hopelessly upbeat music.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,228
WRITTEN 2/24/07
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The Shaggy Dog: (Alan Menken) You know that Walt Disney Pictures has sold out to the ultimate commercial lows when you look at some of the classic live-action films from 40+ years ago that they're attempting to remake. In some cases, their remakes have actually been minimally charming and tolerable to sit through. By all accounts, the 2006 remake of the 1959 film The Shaggy Dog is not one of the brighter moments. In the CGI-laden update, Tim Allen is bitten by a mystical dog from Tibet while serving as the prosecuting attorney arguing a case against the evil doctor who kidnapped the dog and brought it to the States for research into why it's supposedly 300 years old. Allen has several problems in The Shaggy Dog extending above and beyond the simple fact that it's difficult to carry on a normal life when you're in a state of flux between humanity and the animal kingdom. He's also tortured by a family that is far too dense to figure out that their daddy and husband is now the awkwardly behaving mutt, and Robert Downey Jr., whose hair-raised performance as the crazed researcher overshadows Allen's own physical comedy acting in the film. The stupidity of the movie is not questioned, and you'll be hard pressed to find anyone who thinks this film is high entertainment, but it predictably earned its faithful $60 million for Disney before disappearing from public attention and resurfacing for Razzie consideration. The only really notable aspect of the film is the continued return of composer Alan Menken to the live-action scoring scene, this time for the company for which he secured so many Academy Awards in the early 1990's.



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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 52:41
• 1. Big Dog - performed by Akon (3:38)
• 2. Man's Best Friend - performed by C Brown (3:06)
• 3. Atomic Dog - performed by George Clinton (4:43)
• 4. Every Dog Has Its Day - performed by Jaja Biggs (2:52)
• 5. Somethin' About You - performed by The Doghouse Biscuit Band (3:18)
• 6. Woof! There It Is - performed by Kevin Mathurin (3:02)
• 7. It's a Dog - performed by Kyle Massey (2:40)

Original Score:
• 8. Tibet (2:33)
• 9. First Signs (3:00)
• 10. Transformation (4:04)
• 11. Magic Lab (2:19)
• 12. Breaking Through (2:50)
• 13. Kozak Gets a Tail (2:34)
• 14. Meditation (1:06)
• 15. Escaping the Lab (4:42)
• 16. To the Rescue (4:54)
• 17. Family Time (1:20)

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