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My Dog Tulip (2009)

Not Rated | | Animation, Drama | 6 May 2011 (UK)
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The story of a man who rescues a German shepherd and how the two become fast friends.

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J.R. Ackerley (book), Paul Fierlinger (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Christopher Plummer ... J.R. Ackerley (voice)
Lynn Redgrave ... Nancy / Greengrocer's Wife (voice)
Isabella Rossellini ... Ms. Canvenini (voice)
Peter Gerety ... Mr. Plum / Pugilist (voice)
Brian Murray ... Captain Pugh / Mr. Blandish (voice)
Paul Hecht Paul Hecht ... Army Veterinarian (voice)
Euan Morton ... Bicyclist / Rude Veterinarian (voice)
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The story of a man who rescues a German shepherd and how the two become fast friends.

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Sometimes, love really is a bitch.

Genres:

Animation | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Câinele meu, Tulip See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,550, 5 September 2010

Gross USA:

$246,574

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$246,574
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Lynn Redgrave's final work. See more »

Quotes

J.R. Ackerley: Dogs read the world through their noses and write their history in urine.
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"My Dog Tulip" is an absolute gem!
21 August 2010 | by wtwomey-1See all my reviews

I have been dying to see this film since I first heard about it over a year ago and finally saw it, and, not only did it live up to my very high expectations - it surpassed them!

Based on the classic book, "My Dog Tulip" by J.R. Ackerley, this film is an absolute treat from start to finish. It's an animated film and every frame is a work of art. It was hand-drawn but not on paper - it's the first film to be drawn on a tablet and over 100,000 drawings were made. You can almost feel the love and devotion that went into this touching story.

It's about a lonely man, who, quite by chance, acquires a German Shepherd dog, who turns out to be the love of his life! I'm sure anyone who has ever loved a dog will enjoy this story. However, just because it's animated doesn't mean it's aimed at children. Quite the contrary - it's definitely for adults as much of the movie involves Ackerley's frustrated attempts to find a mate for Tulip.

If you're a dog-lover, an artist, or just someone who appreciates a good film, do yourself a favour and go see this wonderfully unique film! I can't wait to see it again!


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