To wax poetic about the soundtrack to Disney's Tim Allen-heavy remake of the Shaggy Dog is akin to spending more than a second considering the inclusion of a track called "Woof! There It Is." Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken's brief and capable score notwithstanding, there's little to entice anybody under the age of seven to give Shaggy Dog a solid listen. That said, the collection isn't bereft of good-natured fun. Whether it's Jaja Biggs squeezing out some harmless reggaeton on "Every Dog Has It's Day," George Clinton serving up a plate of "Atomic Dog" or Akon doing his best urban Kenny Loggins on the title cut "Big Dog," the Shaggy Dog is about as harmless as a day in the park watching your beloved canine chase Frisbees and eat poop.
AllMusic Review by James Christopher Monger
|The Shaggy Dog, film score (2006)|