"In canis corpore transmuto" - In the 1959 Disney movie
The Shaggy Dog, Tommy
Kirk starred as a young man named Wilby Daniels who inadvertently transformed
himself into a shaggy dog when he read the magical Borgia spell "In Canis
Corpore Transmuto." Translated from the Latin the phrase said: "Into a dog's
body I change."
The movie was based on the story "The Hound of Florence" written
by Felix Salten about a magic ring that changed a small boy into a dog.
A number of sequel films rehashed this tale of a shape-shifting teen.
They included: The Shaggy D.A. (1976) starring Dean Jones; the
made-for-TV movie The Return of the Shaggy Dog (1987); the
made-for-TV movie The Shaggy Dog (1994); and feature film
remake The Shaggy Dog, (2006) with Tim Allen (of HOME
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