My Dog Tulip / My Dog Tulip
Paul FierlingerUnited States / 2009 / 83' 0''
Europa Cinema, 20:00 h
Tuškanac Cinema, 22:15 h
My Dog Tulip is an animated film about the true account of a middle-aged man’s adopting an Alsatian dog he named Tulip. To his surprise, she turned out to be the love of his life, the ideal companion he had been searching for in vain for years. My Dog Tulip is a bittersweet retrospective account of their fourteen-year relationship. In vivid and sometimes startling detail, the film shows Tulip’s often erratic behaviour, her canine tastes, and her owner’s determined efforts to ensure an existence of perfect happiness for her.
Paul Fierlinger made his first commissioned animated film in Prague in 1958. He has worked as a freelance animator and director in Paris, Hilversum, Munich, New York and Philadelphia, making over 800 films over a period of 51 years. Sandra Fierlinger studied Fine Arts in Boston and Pennsylvania. She graduated in 1978 and started out as a horticulturalist. In 1989 she joined Paul Fierlinger’s studio beginning as a cel colourist and background painter and soon worked her way up to make an equal contribution in all aspects of film production. The Fierlingers have been working together for 20 years on many award-winning TV films, series and commercials including Dexter for Nickelodeon, Still Life with Animated Dogs for PBS, and the Drawn from Memory.
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Paul Fierlinger ('My Dog Tulip', J. R. Ackerleya)