My Dog Tulip
My Dog Tulip (2010)

A bittersweet account of the author's 14-year relationship with his adopted Alsatian, MY DOG TULIP was written, directed and animated by award-winning filmmakers Paul and Sandra Fierlinger, and is the first animated feature ever to be… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 26, 2011
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Jenkins
Time Out

Manages to say more about man's relationship with dogs in a single, lush frame than 'Marley and Me' would if it were to run on a loop until the end of time.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

A beautifully illustrated love letter to dogs and the people who own them...

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

A wonderful animated movie for anyone who's ever experienced dog ownership at its most glorious, and most embarrassing.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

It's an oddity, this film: a wry, wobbly cartoon made expressly for grown-ups, featuring quirky hand-drawn animation and very little dialogue outside the central voiceover.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

A marvelous animated feature, full of quiet joy, honest sorrow, wisdom and a wealth of clinical detail both excremental and reproductive, all rendered in a charming style approximating the dog drawings of James Thurber.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

On and on the indefatigable Plummer talks, to the point that instead of his words endearing you to the film it begins to feel more like the cinema speakers are picking up interference from Radio 4.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The scratchy animation, reminiscent of Jules Feiffer's beatnik-era doodles, is a homey complement to Plummer's autumnal narration.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It is told from and by an adult sensibility that understands loneliness, gratitude and the intense curiosity we feel for other lives, man and beast.

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Roz Laws
Birmingham Post

We are treated to far too much detail about trying to house train Tulip and exactly when, where and how she relieves herself.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
Although My Dog Tulip will appeal to Dog lovers for obvious reasons, it will probably appeal more to fans of J.R. Ackerley. I haven't yet read the book but… More
Lesley N
Grumpy old man adopts idiosyncratic German Shepherd and they both lived happily ever after. Based on the book by J R Ackerley, beautifully animated and… More
Walter M.
"My Dog Tulip" is a bittersweet animated film of J.R. Ackerley's recollections of a dog he owned in the years during and after World War II when… More
David Sayers
Wittily narrated by Plummer this a cartoon that dog-lovers will adore but if you don't really appreciate the bond with your pet you may find it a little… More
Ryan Marshall
*** out of **** I've had two dogs so far in my lifetime. The first was named Chatom; I was born and then greeted by his natural warmth. He lived a good… More
Bill Cavros
I really enjoyed the raw style of the animations, but this is not the standard heart-string pulling dog story. The story of Tulip is, form the best I can… More

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