In this inaugural podcast, Awards Daily’s Megan McLachlan and Joey Moser ask whether Uggie the dog marked the end of an era in Hollywood.
This year marks 10 years since the release of the Academy Award-winning film The Artist and 10 years since the world fell in love with Uggie the dog. In the media blitz surrounding the film, Uggie was one dog who was allowed to go on the carpet—the red one, that is. The Parson Russell terrier would eventually go on to win the Palm Dog Award at the Cannes Film Festival and even have an Oscar campaign launched in his honor by Movieline editor S.T. VanAirsdale.
With films like A Dog’s Journey coming under fire for the way they did (or didn’t) treat animals and others like Call of the Wild using a digital dog for Harrison Ford to bark at, does Uggie mark the end of an era when it comes to canines in films?
In this podcast, Megan McLachlan and Joey Moser will examine the filmography of Uggie, whether The Artist was truly his best performance, and why this little dog came into popularity during this specific period in popular culture.