My Dog Tulip

2010 Drama

Producer Norman Twain spearheads this independent animated film adapted from British author J.R. Ackerley's 1956 novel detailing the 14-year friendship shared between the author and a German shepherd he once rescued. With vocal contributions by Christopher Plummer, Isabella Rossellini, Paul Hecht, and Lynn Redgrave, and animation by Paul and Sandra Fierlinger, this adult-oriented tale of friendship offers a touching testament to the bond between man and beast.

Director: Paul Fierlinger


  • It is told from and by an adult sensibility that understands loneliness, gratitude and the intense curiosity we feel for other lives, man and beast.

    Roger Ebert - The Chicago Sun-Times

    19 January 2013

  • Extremely moving, exceedingly droll, flawlessly voice-acted.

    Michael Phillips - The Chicago Tribune

    19 January 2013

  • An adaptation that wholly and faithfully captures the spirit and mood of the book it's based on, and an example of computer animation - the 2-D sort - that shows the human touch in every frame.

    Stephanie Zacharek - Movieline

    19 January 2013

  • One of the most sophisticated dog movies ever created.

    Stephen Holden - The New York Times

    19 January 2013

  • My Dog Tulip is as disconcerting and unusual a piece of animation as the 1956 memoir that inspired it, and that is saying a lot.

    Kenneth Turan - Los Angeles Times

    19 January 2013


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