Cast Goes to Dog

An independent animated feature has scored a voice cast that includes accomplished actors Christopher Plummer, Lynn Redgrave and Isabella Rossellini, according to Daily Variety. Based on the 1956 British novel by J.R. Ackerley, My Dog Tulip will appeal more to adults as it chronicles the 14-year friendship between Ackerley and his rescued German Shepherd.

Produced by Norman Twain, Howard Kaminsky and Frank Pellegrino, the film will be animated by Paul Fierlinger and Sandra Fierlinger, who made the Ottawa Grand Prize-winning short A Room Nearby and the Peabody Award-winning Still Life With Animated Dogs. Animation will commence after voice recording gets underway this month.

Also lined up to lend their voices to the film are Brian Murray, Paul Hecht, Peter Gerety and Euan Morton. The film is expected to wrap in December of 2007.