My Dog Tulip
"Unable to love each other, the English turn naturally to dogs," wrote J.R. Ackerley.
Christopher Plummer delivers the British author's wry, unsentimental yet moving prose in a gorgeously animated feature based on J.R. Ackerley's memoir. The voice cast for My Dog Tulip also includes Isabella Rossellini and the late Lynn Redgrave.
Joe, a curmudgeonly Englishman disinclined to cultivate friendships with humans, reminisces on the sixteen year relationship with his devoted canine companion Tulip, an excitable Alsation who goes "from beggar maid to princess" in the author's estimation and affections.
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"Unflinchingly comedic in its depiction of the less salubrious aspects of dog ownership My Dog Tulip is a touching portrait of how unconditional love between canine and man can go both ways" - Melbourne International Film Festival