Annette Funicello began her career at the age of twelve as a child actor. She appeared in the ‘Mickey Mouse Club,’ in which she played one of the most popular Mouseketeers. She popularized the successful ‘Beach Party,’ thus, establishing herself as an actress.
She made her film debut in the 1959 film ‘The Shaggy Dog.’ The film became a box-office hit. In ‘Make Room for Daddy,’ she had a multiple-episode guest arc. In 1961, she starred in ‘Babes in Toyland,’ a big budget Disney musical that earned mixed reviews.
She became a teen idol with her roles in a series of ‘Beach Party’ movies. She also starred in follow ups of ‘Beach Party’ namely ‘Bikini Beach’ and ‘Muscle Beach Party,’ which were equally popular.
Some of her other popular film and television credits include ‘Babes in Toyland,’ ‘How to Stuff A Wild Bikini,’ ‘Beach Blanket Bingo,’ ‘Back To The Beach,’ ‘Pajama Party,’ ‘The Greatest Show On Earth,’ ‘The Horsemasters,’ ‘Adventure in Dairyland’ and many more.
A teenage boy named Wilby Daniels is transformed into a shaggy Old English Sheepdog due to the power of an enchanted ring.
Merlin Jones is a student studying at Midvale College, who is interested with mind experiments. He designs a special helmet that is able to record mental activity. This leads to suspension of his driving license. However, when he returns to the lab, he discovers that his new invention enables him to read minds of others.
The Monkey’s Uncle is a science fiction comedy film which tells the story of a wealthy man, who promises to give a large donation to a school, if they can build a large man-powered flying machine before a certain date. Failing to do so would make the donation go to a rival school. Merlin Jones, a genius kid, works on building a pedal-powered flying machine, but the machine doesn’t exactly function as he had planned.
Todd Armstrong and Craig Gamble, two college classmates on a ski vacation, feel that if they are going to have girlfriends, they first need to understand the psychology of women.
Dave Owens is a handsome and daring stock-car driver who gets entangled in a smuggling scheme. However, he comes up with a plan to foil the criminals.
When Frankie has to go for his Naval Reserve military duty in Tahiti, he enlists the help of a witch doctor Bwana to ensure that his girlfriend Dee Dee does not fall for any other guy. When advertising executive Ricky arrives, Bwana dispatches a mysterious beauty Cassandra to keep him away from Dee Dee. However Cassandra attracts other attention as well.
Go-Go is an intelligence officer and Martian scout sent to Earth to pave the way for a full-fledged invasion. But when his power pack malfunctions he is rescued by Earthling and kindly widow, Aunt Wendy. On Earth, Go-Go falls in love with Connie and ultimately saves Earth from his fellow Martians.