Damn Good Dog
is a feature length "dogumentary" movie chronicling the 48-year history of the Frank W. Seiler family and their line of English Bulldogs named Uga, the mascot for the University of Georgia.
- Features the behind-the-hedges story of the world's most famous mascots: Uga I, II, III, IV, V, VI and his Savannah-based family.
- Hours of never before seen footage, including the world-famous UgaCam.
- Original soundtrack by Steve Dancz.
- Original artwork and animation by Jack Davis.
- Features many of Uga's famous friends, including:
- Herschel Walker
- Vince and Barbara Dooley
- Sonny Seiler
- Erk Russell
- John Berendt
- Mark Richt
- Damon Evans
- The Lady Chablis
- Special appearance by golf legend Jack Nicklaus
- Larry Munson (as the voice of Uga)
- The DVD contains many exclusive extras!!
In 1956, newlywed students Sonny and Cecelia started taking their new English Bulldog puppy to Georgia football games to do their part for the University of Georgia's struggling football program.
An athlete himself, young Sonny wanted to do anything he could to help promote his beloved Alma Mater. Upon their graduation and ultimate return to Sonny's hometown of Savannah the Seiler's promised Coach Wally Butts and Athletics Promotions Director Dan Magill that their dog Uga now crowned the official mascot would, despite his relocation, faithfully attend every home game in Athens. Little did they know of what they were to begin.
The Seiler's story is one of family, dedication and love. Damn Good Dog explores Uga's popularity as it directly correlates to the strength of the media in our society, the growth and success of our university and football program and the growth of our state.
Damn Good Dog is a heartfelt and uniquely Georgian story tapping into the magic of the unconditional love a pet can provide. Exploring the connection this canine icon provides to an entire university population and beyond. Damn Good Dog captures that mood one can only feel in Athens on a football Saturday. Damn Damn Good Dog dog explores the goodness Uga can bring out of people-even in our biggest rivals.
The movie is an adult story where we can laugh at ourselves for taking Uga's presence so seriously yet allow us to acknowledge and respect the importance for what he symbolizes and encourages in all. Damn Good Dog is a story for everyone who has a dog, has a family, likes football or ever went to college. A very human story centering around a wrinkly, drooling, snoring adorable English Bulldog that we all know and love.
There have been a lot of good stories surrounding the Seiler's six-dog history with the Sports Illustrated crowned Uga Number One Mascot in America. Damn Good Dog promises to bite into the best of them.
The story of Damn Good Dog is told through recollections from people that have been "there for the ride" — juxtaposing interviews with archival footage, personal and professional photographs and memorabilia. Sonny tells of the early days of travel to Georgia football games, sometimes by train, usually accompanied by various willing friends who learned to bring along a can of aerosol spray because of Uga's flatulent nature.
Today, Uga travels with the team free on Delta Airlines. Viewers will get to see the world through Uga's eyes with his specially designed Ugacam. Also included is never before seen footage from the sidelines of many big games. Behind the scenes at his countless personal appearances and fund raisers. And behind the scenes hanging out at home in Savannah, Georgia.
Travel with Uga IV to New York City with Herschel Walker to attend and receive the Heisman Trophy banquet. Uga decked out for the monumental event in a custom made tuxedo. Go on the set of a Clint Eastwood movie costarring none other than Uga V. Listen as the four Seiler children recollect their experiences of growing up with a famous "brother" who happens to be a dog. All remembering the good times of having a pet and the sadness of when its time to have to say goodbye.