Rated NR · 81 minutes · 2010

Animated, Drama
There is nothing ingenious about My Dog Tulip except, perhaps, its total familiarity. Anyone who has ever owned and loved a dog will feel a tug thanks to the animated and heavily narrated film. With a terrific, curmudgeonly voiceover by Christopher Plummer and a distinctive animation style that makes it almost anti-Pixar, Tulip is certainly striking. But this feature-length biography of a dog is probably a bit much. Based on J.R. Ackerley’s 1956 memoir of the same name, Tulip is at times jaunty and fun, but the day-to-day documentation drags on a bit, even though this is barely more than 80 minutes long.
Official Site: www.mydogtulipfilm.com
Director: Paul Fierlinger and Sandra Fierlinger
Producer: Howard Kaminsky, Frank Pellegrino and Norman Twain
Cast: Christopher Plummer, Isabella Rossellini, Lynn Redgrave, Peter Gerety, Brian Murray, Paul Hecht and Euan Morton


My Dog Tulip


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Indy Week A life-changing friend in My Dog Tulip By placing himself in the service of his animal, an old man is better able to serve his own needs. by David Fellerath 12/08/2010
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