Monday, October 25, 2010

My Dog Tulip

Dog lovers, have you seen this video? It's the trailer to My Dog Tulip, an American independent film based on the book by British editor and literary figure J. R. Ackerley (1896–1967). His 1956 memoir My Dog Tulip chronicled Ackerley's 15-year relationship with Queenie, his German shepherd (renamed Tulip for the book). The film was directed and animated by Paul and Sandra Fierlinger. It is the first animated feature to be entirely hand drawn and painted using paperless computer technology.

The story—made for adults—tells how Ackerley rescued and raised the unpredictable German shepherd. To Ackerley's great surprise, Tulip's "constant, single-hearted, incorruptible, uncritical devotion, which it is in the nature of dogs to offer" changed his life.

My Dog Tulip features the voices of Christopher Plummer, the late Lynn Redgrave and Isabella Rossellini.