In sad news, the Disney legend, Tommy Kirk, has passed away at the age of 79. It’s impossible to talk about live-action Disney and not mention Tommy Kirk (1941-2021)! He appeared as Joe Hardy in the The Mickey Mouse Club serial, The Hardy Boys, and went on to appear in multiple live-action Disney films including Old Yeller, The Shaggy Dog, Swiss Family Robinson, The Absent-Minded Professor, Babes in Toyland, and The Misadventures of Merlin Jones. He appeared in a number of non-Disney films as well, although his fame would arguably be connected to Disney.
My condolences go out to his family and friends. He shall be missed!
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On October 6, 2015, we lost another live-action Disney legend, Kevin Corcoran.
Known best for his childhood appearances in Disney films, the actor was 66 years old when he passed away. To pay tribute to him like I did for Dean Jones, I decided to review one of the films that he was in. I’ve already reviewed two of his films before (Pollyanna and Babes in Toyland), so today I’m doing a film that many find beloved: The Shaggy Dog. Do I find it beloved? Well, let’s find out!