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My Dog Tulip

My Dog Tulip
  • 2009
  • US
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Paul Fierlinger
  • Written by: J R Ackerley, Paul Fierlinger
  • Cast: Christopher Plummer, Lynn Redgrave, Isabella Rossellini, Brian Murray, Paul Hecht, Euan Morton

This animated feature is witty, wistful, honest and insightful in its warts-and-all appraisal of the relationship between one man (writer and editor JR Ackerley) and his dog. The lovely looking 2D animation (which looks more like Sylvain Chomet than Walt Disney) makes for an inspired visual representation of Ackerley's (Plummer) concise commentary.

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My Dog Tulip is a witty alternative to the generally mawkish Hollywood 'animal movies'

20 Apr 20114 stars

(PG) 82min In complete contrast to Marley and Me, that miserable master-and-mutt movie which managed to be both cutesy and mawkish and yet still picture life with a pooch as utterly abhorrent, this animated feature is witty, wistful, honest and…

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