Shaggy dog tale is no cartoon fantasy

A film which is out in cinemas this week is sure to prove that cartoons about animals are not just for kids.

My Dog Tulip, a grown-up story of an elderly man and his dog, is no Disneyfied anthropomorphic tale. It often concentrates on some of the less appealing aspects of dog ownership, as this clip shows.

It was created by the American animators Paul and Sandra Fierlinger, a husband and wife team, and while it may look like the antithesis of CGI, this making-of clip shows that computers were very much a tool in the creation of the film.

My Dog Tulip film still
My Dog Tulip is based on a 1956 book by the English writer J. R. Ackerley, regarded by some as the best book ever written about dogs, and features the voices of Christopher Plummer and the late Lynn Redgrave.

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