Still Life With Animated Dogs

May 9, 2009 at 2:51 am 6 comments

Paul Fierlinger was born March 15, 1936 in Ashiya, Japan. The son of Czechoslovakian diplomats, he created his first animated film from a flipbook at the age of 12. In 1955 he graduated from the Bechyne School of Applied Arts. He worked as a book illustrator and cartoonist, and has created more than a thousand films ranging from 10-second station breaks to full-length feature films. Fierlinger escaped Czechoslovakia in 1967 and moved to the United States in 1968.

This film – about “dogs and other things of a divine nature”, premiered on PBS on. March 29, 2001.  If won the Golden Gate award in San Francisco, took 1st Prize at the International Festival of Animation in Zagreb and won the Peabody Award in 2002.


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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. H. Houlahan  |  May 9, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Wow. Just, wow.

  • 2. Jill  |  May 13, 2009 at 3:12 am

    What she said: wow. I have just sent out a mass email to all the students in my current classes and all the active clients on my roster: Smartdogs weblog is REQUIRED daily reading.

  • 3. Pet Gate  |  May 25, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    I love this type of old fashioned animation. It was like an animated storybook that I would find in my childhood.

  • 4. Tracy  |  June 2, 2009 at 3:36 am

    This film is so deep and I like the story lines between a human and an animal…this is really great…thank you for sharing this film here

  • 5. Christina  |  March 25, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Wow! Thank you so much for sharing this film!

  • 6. Suzanne  |  August 30, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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