Crafting this crude, noisy remake of Disney's first live-action comedy required the labor of no fewer than five screenwriters, who freely pilfered from the screenplays of 1959's THE SHAGGY DOG and its 1976 sequel, THE SHAGGY D.A. (both inspired by Bambi
author Felix Salten's grown-up fantasy The Hound of Florence
), as well as the nightmarish and underrated FLUKE (1995). Dog-hating L.A. lawyer Dave Douglas (Tim Allen) is prosecuting a high-profile case against animal activist Justin Forrester (Joshua Leonard), who's accused of trying to torch the California headquarters of sinister pharmaceutical conglomerate Grant & Strictland. Tired of taking a backsea...