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Uggie the dog from The Artist inspires animal campaign

10 January 2012 Last updated at 09:20 GMT

A silent film rumoured to be a strong Oscar contender this year has one star that will not be recognised at the awards.

But there is now a campaign calling for Uggie the dog to be recognised for his performance.

The BBC's David Sillito went to meet the scene-stealing dog and his trainer Omar Von Muller.