Shaggy Dog, The (film) In this update of the 1959 comedy classic, workaholic Deputy D.A. Dave Douglas takes on a case involving an animal laboratory—one that will take him away from his wife and kids, who already yearn for his all-too-distracted attention. But when Dave is accidentally infected with a top-secret, genetic mutation serum, he’s transformed from family dad to family dog. As a dog, Dave is able to gain a whole new perspective into his family’s secrets and dreams, learning what it really means to be his family’s best friend. He wants nothing more than to become human again, but first he has to stop the evil forces behind the serum. From Walt Disney Pictures, Mandeville Films, and Boxing Cat Films. Released March 10, 2006. Directed by Brian Robbins. Stars Tim Allen (Dave Douglas), Robert Downey Jr. (Dr. Kozak), Danny Glover (Ken Hollister), Kristen Davis (Rebecca Douglas), Spencer Breslin (Josh Douglas), Zena Grey (Carly Douglas), Joshua Leonard (Justin Forrester), Shawn Pyfrom (Trey), Bess Wohl (Dr. Gwen Lichtman), Jane Curtin (Judge Claire Whittaker), Philip Baker Hall (Lance Strickland), Craig Kilborn (Baxter). 99 min. Filmed in Super 35-Scope. The dog was played by Coal, a Bearded Collie, trained by Mark Forbes. Released on DVD in 2006.