Wednesday, August 25, 2010

My Dog Tulip at Film Forum

J.R. Ackerley never considered himself a dog lover. Then, in middle-age, he adopted a beautiful, yet difficult 18-month-old German Shepherd. To his surprise, she became the love of his life.

Ackerley recorded his man-and-beast love story in a 1956 memoir, which filmmakers Paul and Sandra Fierlinger have brought to life in "My Dog Tulip," an animated interpretation of Ackerley’s story. "My Dog Tulip" will have its world theatrical premiere at the Film Forum from September 1-14 before going into wide release. Click here for tickets and showtimes.

Join Us
Rational Animal will be on hand during weekend screenings to inform and educate filmgoers about shelter animals in need, and will have pets available for adoption from Animal Haven. Volunteers will also be handing out copies of our popular Trails to Tails map, a guide to dog parks, shelters and low cost animal care and services in all 5 boroughs.

More About the Film
Christopher Plummer gives voice to the unflappable, wry Ackerley and the late, great Lynn Redgrave is the sister who comes to share his flat and vie with him for the dog's loyalty. Isabella Rossellini is Tulip's sensitive and sensible veterinarian. The Fierlingers' animated designs combine naturalism and visual wit; their profound feelings for both dog and man are unmatched by conventional doggie cartooning. "My Dog Tulip" is the first animated feature to be entirely hand drawn and painted, utilizing paperless computer technology. It was an official selection of the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival.

Related Link:
Still Life With Animated Dogs, a previous film by Paul Fierlinger


Sandra said...

I just found this while jumping to and fro through the Tulip sites.
Thank you and I suppose we shall see you in NY.
Sandra Fierlinger

Sandra said...

6 new Shelter Pet Project PSA features characters from Patrick McDonnell's endearing comic strip, "MUTTS," and has been animated by award winning animator Paul Fierlinger
for your information can find on YouTube

Amanda said...

Thanks for visiting, Sandra! And thanks for the links to the PSAs Paul animated - they're wonderful. I really enjoyed "My Dog Tulip" and hope we're able to inspire some good dog owners to adopt at these screenings. -Amanda

Sharon Discorfano said...
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Sharon Discorfano said...

This is a wonderful film to share and a great event to promote awareness and help animals find loving homes. Wish I were in NYC to particpate!

crestin absolut said...

Hello everyone. I'm Adrian from Romania. I'm glad I'm on this forum. I love animals. We need support for our shelter to survive. Any help is welcomed. Thank you

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