Stella & Chewy’s will sponsor a series of movie screenings in Los Angeles, USA, and New York, USA, to promote the animated feature length film, "My Dog Tulip."

This series of private screenings will be held during the first two weeks of December for members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to help the film get nominated for both a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award. The film is based on J.R. Ackerley’s best-selling memoir of the same name and features the voices of Christopher Plummer, Lynn Redgrave and Isabella Rossellini. More than 60,000 watercolor-like drawings tell the tale of the relationship between Ackerley and his adopted dog, Tulip.

“Being an independent, underdog film producer – like a small, independent petfood maker – isn’t easy. When you’re running with the big dogs, you need all the help you can get. So we’re doing our part to help ‘Tulip’ succeed against the larger studio campaigns. It was a natural fit,” said Marie Moody, founder and president of Stella & Chewy's. “We hope that our unprecedented support will help propel this wonderful story to an Oscar nomination. I just love the film and I’m sure all passionate animal lovers, including Academy members, will feel the same way.”