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7:06 pm - 02/08/2012

Meet Uggie , Nintendo's new spokesdog

Who needs a spokesperson when you can a much cuter and furrier spokesdog? Nintendo this morning has named Uggie, the pooch who starred in the Oscar-nominated movie The Artist, as their official spokesdog of the month to promote Responsible Pet Ownership Month (as well as nintendogs + cats).

Isn’t he cute?

Read on for the announcement from Nintendo.

In a move that’s got tails wagging from Hollywood to Manhattan, Nintendo of America is teaming up with Uggie, the talented Jack Russell terrier known to moviegoers as the canine co-star of The Artist. Starting today, Uggie will sink his teeth into a memorable new role as Nintendo’s first-ever “spokesdog,” spreading the word about the interactive fun of nintendogs™ + cats for the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system.

To help celebrate February as Responsible Pet Owners Month, Uggie will lend a paw by showing how the game includes valuable tips on how people can maintain happy, healthy relationships with their furry friends in real life. Though he previously announced plans to retire after this year’s awards season, the chance to team up with Nintendo was too doggone good for Uggie to resist.

Uggie is no stranger to the spotlight, having appeared in numerous television commercials and films during the last decade. As Nintendo’s spokesdog, he’ll appear alongside his owner Omar Von Muller to promote nintendogs + cats and the Pearl Pink Nintendo 3DS system, which offers a wide range of wireless features and entertainment experiences that can be enjoyed in 3D without the need for special glasses. In particular, Uggie and his owner will show consumers how nintendogs + cats can not only provide players with an adorable, customizable companion but also teach them skills that can translate to real-world dog or cat ownership. With February as Responsible Pet Owners Month, it’s the perfect time for this partnership.

“Uggie didn’t have to sit up and beg for his role as Nintendo’s spokesdog,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “It’s truly our pleasure to work with a star of Uggie’s magnitude, especially to help animal lovers and portable gaming fans discover the fun of nintendogs + cats.”


taylorniw 9th-Feb-2012 12:48 am (UTC)
May he keep his vocal cords forever.
raviolikenshin 9th-Feb-2012 12:52 am (UTC)
lol i came into this post just to say, "i hope they don't rip this one's vocal chords out!"
ohprecioustime 9th-Feb-2012 12:50 am (UTC)
Nintendo is shit
brucelynn 9th-Feb-2012 02:09 am (UTC)
zomboid 9th-Feb-2012 12:51 am (UTC)
I thought uggie is going into retirement because of a shaking condition?
rikayla 9th-Feb-2012 12:56 am (UTC)
IKR?! i thought his BFF (or brother idk) was gonna sub in for him?!?!?! DDD:
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brucelynn 9th-Feb-2012 02:09 am (UTC)
lmao that Mori name is cute
rikayla 9th-Feb-2012 12:57 am (UTC)


p.s. go watch THE ARTIST if you haven't done so already.
brucelynn 9th-Feb-2012 02:08 am (UTC)
I looovveee him :') he was so cute at the GG
asaphira_sachi 9th-Feb-2012 01:13 am (UTC)
Stone Roses- Weiss Kruez

OT, but holy shit I haven't heard that in ages.
brucelynn 9th-Feb-2012 02:07 am (UTC)
One of my favorite songs EVER!!!!!!!
ohmiya_sg 9th-Feb-2012 01:24 am (UTC)
Here for the gif.

brucelynn 9th-Feb-2012 02:08 am (UTC)
pamuya 9th-Feb-2012 05:25 am (UTC)
i hope this doesnt aggravate his condition

i love me some uggie tho!!! such a qt
benihime99 9th-Feb-2012 07:00 am (UTC)
But he was supposed to retire ><
Don't overwork yourself Uggie
rim1789 9th-Feb-2012 08:10 am (UTC)
Wait I though he was sick and therefore was retiring?
pandabeffi 9th-Feb-2012 12:51 pm (UTC)
Uggie the jack russell?

I have a jack russell called Suggs. We call him Suggie as a nickname. weird.
mjspice 9th-Feb-2012 03:09 pm (UTC)
That's a weird coincidence! :O
mjspice 9th-Feb-2012 02:59 pm (UTC)


I still wish they had considered giving him the Best Pup-porting Actor award. :D
fancifury 9th-Feb-2012 03:30 pm (UTC)

i miss having a dog :
apharel 9th-Feb-2012 06:18 pm (UTC)
Shigeru Miyamoto's perpetual troll face makes it hard for me to ever hate on Nintendo.
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