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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 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:

$14,718, 5 September 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$246,574, 14 August 2011
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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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Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.1 (2011) See more »

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Delightful Acccount of Eccentric BBC Writer and High Strung German Sheperd
3 February 2013 | by martys-7See all my reviews

When English writer and BBC editor J. R. Ackerley brought home with him a German Shepherd bitch whose owner was in prison, little did he anticipate how difficult would be to care for her. However, despite the fact that Queenie (the original dog's name) was untrained and high strung demanding his full-time attention, he felt unconditionally loved for the first time in his life.

This is a delightful animated movie for adults and older children based on Ackerley's memoir of the same name. Each individual frame was digitally painted with broad brush strokes creating a minimalistic and naturalistic scenes. Tulip is shown acting like a dog when she is taken to the veterinarian, runs out of control in the park, or goes into heat. And life-long bachelor Ackerley used to his peace and quiet is challenged by each one of Tulip's behaviors or problems. This is a movie about unconditional love that dog and animal lovers, or for that matter anybody who has had real feelings for any creature, should treasure.

To understand the origin of Queenie, see the very good comedy drama "We Think the World of You" with Gary Oldman and Alan Bates, based on Ackerley's novel of the same name. It tells how an incarcerated burglar's dog becomes the object of class warfare between his working class wife and parents, who mistreat the dog, and a middle class former boyfriend.


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