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The Shaggy Dog movie poster

The Shaggy Dog movie poster

The Shaggy Dog movie poster

Perhaps we spoke too soon when we posted The Scariest Movie Poster Ever for this past Halloween. How does the idea of a movie poster featuring a dog with human eyes grab you?

It seemed to grab the film ad execs over at Walt Disney Pictures, as they have just released The Shaggy Dog movie poster featuring a close-up of the as-titled sheepdog with star Tim Allen’s blue eyes (or some other person’s eyes) superimposed over the dog’s eyes.

Um… Yeah.

Just a bit creepy in our opinion. Granted, this technically represents the film remake’s plot (man turns into a dog, hijinks ensue), but our prediction is that you’ll eventually see a new piece of key art to replace this one, with less “The Island of Dr. Moreau” human/canine Photoshop cross-breeding.

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  1. JamesNovember 12, 2005 at 3:59 PMReply

    Yeah, I’m with you in that this is a highly creep-tastic movie poster. The moment I saw it, my reaction was along the lines of, “Yikes! That’s a bad idea!”

  2. OwenNovember 14, 2005 at 11:16 AMReply

    I remember seeing the original Shaggy Dog when I was a kid (it must have been re-released in the 70’s sometime). All I remember about it is that I was terrified of the halfway state of his transformation (Not far removed from a wolf-man, I suppose). So to me it’s no wonder this poster comes off as creepy!

  3. BennNovember 15, 2005 at 10:17 PMReply

    Isn’t it more likely that in the remake Tim Allen’s eyes (or CG replicas) will be superimposed over the dog’s for the whole film? I find it unlikely a Disney poster would be too arty or misrepresent their main character.

    Makes sense as most emotion, etc, is expressed through the eyes; so if the producer wanted the audience to connect with an animal (especially one already meant to be human), then the first thing they would do is modify the eyes.

    Guess we’ll find out when the theatrical teaser arrives!

  4. BennNovember 15, 2005 at 10:28 PMReply

    Hehe, nope, I’m just plain wrong! No crazy eyes in the film.

  5. AmyNovember 18, 2005 at 11:40 AMReply

    Although I agree that the movie poster is very creepy looking, people should know that the dog in this remake is NOT an Old English Sheepdog. It is a Bearded Collie.

  6. RavenoneNovember 20, 2005 at 7:47 AMReply

    … Amy, thanks for the clarification. I’ll agree with the above posts, this is a scarey pic. :( If it DOES end up being eyes-over-canid for the movie I think I’ll stay home while it’s at the local theater!*urgh* Creepy!

  7. SandyDecember 29, 2005 at 3:30 PMReply

    After owning a number of Bearded Collies, I know the eyes are entirely improper – but am excited about the fact that a Bearded Collie is being used for the film – HEY – it DOES resemble Tim Allen!

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