Hank Ketcham's problem child, who tracked mud and broke windows in millions of homes through the long-running daily comic and a late-60s sit-com, returns in this Warner Bros. live-action cartoon. Sadly, little of what made the comic strip so charming (and much of what made the sitcom so
irritating) is in evidence here.
The eponymous antihero Dennis (Mason Gamble) unintentionally heaps a flood of physical abuse on weary old Mr. Wilson (irascible Walter Matthau) and his property: he drops, spills, breaks, and tears things; he opens doors that knock over tables; he shoots Wilson with aspirins, golf balls, and
blobs of paint; he puts mouthwash in Wilson's nasal s...