An Animated Rattle & Reel

Start planning for your mid-week movie. Tomorrow’s Rattle & Reel feature is My Dog Tulip, by award-winning filmmakers Paul and Sandra Fierlinger. This is actually the first I’ve heard of this film, and I’m intrigued by this interesting tidbit:  It’s the first animated feature ever to be entirely hand drawn and painted utilizing paperless computer technology.

Here’s the complete description of the movie from the E Street website: “Beautifully animated and featuring the voices of Christopher Plummer, the late Lynn Redgrave, and Isabella Rossellini, My Dog Tulip is a bittersweet retrospective account of author J. R. Ackerley’s 14-year relationship with his adopted Alsatian bitch, Tulip. Ackerley hardly thought of himself as a dog lover when, in middle age, he came to adopt Tulip—a beautiful, yet intolerable 18-month-old German shepherd. To his surprise, she turned out to be the love of his life, the ideal companion he had been searching for in vain. In vivid and sometimes startling detail, the film reveals Tulip’s sassy, often erratic behavior, canine tastes, and Ackerley’s determined efforts to ensure an existence of perfect happiness for her. Written, directed and animated by award-winning filmmakers Paul and Sandra Fierlinger, My Dog Tulip is the first animated feature ever to be entirely hand drawn and painted utilizing paperless computer technology.”

Show time tomorrow, November 10, is 11am and tickets are $8. Babies, as always, get to go for free.

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