I’ve watched Still Life With Animated Dogs several times on Independent Lens and I still love it. It’s autobiographical and starts in Stalinist 1950’s Czechoslovakia with Paul Fierlinger and his first dog, Roosevelt. You can read more about the film and the filmmakers on the PBS site.
Fierlinger does the animation and narration. I find his voice & story mesmerizing and I love his observations about himself & dogs. At turns, heart breaking, funny, and joyful, the film is a fascinating study of the different roles different dogs played in Fierlinger’s life and of how important they can be to our growth and our very survival.