My Dog Tulip, J.R. Ackerley’s wickedly hilarious ode to his beloved (and uncouth) German Shepherd, was the first title to be published in the NYRB Classics series. Now, eleven years later, we are delighted to announce the release of a new animated feature film based on Ackerley’s memoir.
Written, directed, and animated by award-winning filmmakers Paul and Sandra Fierlinger, My Dog Tulip will premiere on September 1, 2010 at Film Forum in New York City, followed by a national release in Philadelphia, Boston, the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Seattle, Washington DC, and Denver. My Dog Tulip features the voices of Christopher Plummer, the late Lynn Redgrave, and Isabella Rossellini.
The Fierlingers’ film is a delicious retelling of Ackerley’s familiar story, which Christopher Isherwood described as “one of the greatest masterpieces of animal literature.”
In celebration of the film’s release, NYRB Classics has reissued My Dog Tulip with a new cover image featuring the animated couple.