Wondrously 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 15-year relationship with his beautiful yet intolerable German shepherd. To Ackerley's surprise, Tulip turned out to be the love of his life, the "ideal friend" he had been searching for in vain for so many years. A profound and subtle meditation 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 technology.
BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES: Making Tulip, a featurette about the production | Ebert Presents At The Movies: "Roger's Office" clip featuring Werner Herzog | Friday Arts (WHYY): "Animating My Dog Tulip and more..." | Theatrical trailer | Film notes | MUTTS: Shelter Stories | Sneak peek at the filmmakers' latest project, Slocum at Sea with Himself | Optional DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 feature soundtrack | Subtitles for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing (SDH).
Paul & Sandra Fierlinger---USA---2010---82 mins.