Animated film. story of a man who rescues a German shepherd and how the two become fast friends. Features the voices of Christopher Plummer, Lynn Redgrave and Isabella Rossellini
Christopher Plummer,Peter Gerety,Isabella Rossellini,Brian Murray,Lynn Redgrave,Paul Hecht
Beautifully animated and featuring the voices of Christopher Plummer, the late Lynn Redgrave,
and Isabella Rossellini, My Dog Tulip is a bittersweet retrospective account of author J. R.
Ackerley's 16-year relationship with his adopted Alsatian bitch, Tulip.
The distinguished British man of letters, Ackerley hardly thought of himself as a dog lover when,
well into middle age, he came to adopt Tulip a beautiful, yet intolerable 18-month-old German
shepherd. To his surprise, she turned out to be the love of his life, the "ideal friend" he had
been searching for in vain for so many years. In vivid and sometimes startling detail, the film
reveals Tulip's sassy, often erratic behavior (and very canine tastes) and Ackerley's fumbling but
determined efforts to ensure an existence of perfect happiness for her.
A profound and subtle mediation on the strangeness that lies at the heart of all relationships, My
Dog Tulip was written, directed and animated by award-winning filmmakers Paul and Sandra
Fierlinger and is the first animated feature ever to be entirely hand drawn and painted utilizing
paperless computer technology.