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Animal Farm
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Writers:
George Orwell (based on memorable fable)
Lothar Wolff (story) ...
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Release Date:
13 February 1956 (Sweden) See more »
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Tagline:
He's got the world in an UPROAR! See more »
Plot:
A successful farmyard revolution by the resident animals vs. the farmer goes horribly wrong as the victors create a new tyranny among themselves. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. See more »
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(83 articles)
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It's not that bad!!! See more (57 total) »

Cast

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Gordon Heath ... Narration Spoken by (voice)
Maurice Denham ... All Animals (voice)
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Directed by
Joy Batchelor 
John Halas 
 
Writing credits
George Orwell (based on memorable fable)

Lothar Wolff (story development) &
Borden Mace (story development) &
Philip Stapp (story development) &
John Halas (story development) &
Joy Batchelor (story development)

Laurence Heath  uncredited

Produced by
Joy Batchelor .... producer
John Halas .... producer
 
Original Music by
Matyas Seiber 
 
Sound Department
William S. Bland .... recording (as W. Bland)
Jack King .... sound and effects
George Newberry .... recording (as G. Newberry)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sid Griffiths .... camera (as S. G. Griffiths)
John Gurr .... camera (as J. Gurr)
William Traylor .... camera (as W. Traylor)
Roy Turk .... camera (as R. Turk)
 
Animation Department
Ralph Ayres .... animation (as R. Ayres)
Bernard Carey .... backgrounds
Arthur Humberstone .... animation (as A. Humberstone)
Geoffrey Martin .... layout
Frank Moysey .... animation (as F. Moysey)
Edric Radage .... animation (as E. Radage)
John Reed .... animation director (as John F. Reed)
Digby Turpin .... backgrounds
Harold Whitaker .... animation (as H. Whittaker)
Matvyn Wright .... backgrounds
Alma Coles .... ink and paint artist (uncredited)
Nicholas Spargo .... animator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Matyas Seiber .... conductor
 
Other crew
Louis De Rochemont .... presenter (as Louis de Rochemont)
 
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Runtime:
72 min
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Color (as colour) (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:G | Canada:G (Quebec) | Czech Republic:U | Finland:K-8 | Netherlands:14 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:U (tv rating) | UK:U (video rating) (1985) (1999) (2003) | UK:U (re-rating) (1954) (1998) | USA:Unrated | West Germany:6 (nf)

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A large portion of the budget ($300,000 out of a cost of over $500,000) was supplied by the United States' Central Intelligence Agency, Office of Policy Coordination, through one of its shell corporations, Touchstone Inc.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After the first battle, the color of the puppies changes between shots - cream-ivory colored when we first see them, grey when Napoleon takes them up into the barn.See more »
Quotes:
[The laws of Animal Farm are being read]
Snowball:No animal shall drink alcohol. No animal shall sleep in a bed. Four legs good, two legs bad.
[The chickens are very annoyed at this rule]
Squealer:Wings count as legs.
[The chickens realize that Squealer is right]
Group of sheep:Four legs good, two legs bad. Four legs good, two legs bad.
Snowball:[continuing the reading of the laws] No animal shall kill another animal. All animals are equal.
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
It's not that bad!!!, 7 October 2007
Author: (sylviastel@aol.com) from United States

This animated film version of the classic George Orwell novel, Animal Farm, is faithful to the book's story. After reading Animal Farm, I watched this movie which was a colorized version of the story. This film is ahead of it's time in 1954 so you have to understand that the quality may not be that great and their are only two male voices offering to play all the roles which includes the wonderful Maurice Denham OBE. The story of animals who run a farm after chasing the evil, Mr. Jones away. The animals believe they can run the farm better than Mr. Jones. The problem is that Napoleon, the pig leader or big boar, takes charge and moves into Jones' house and begins breaking the rules that they were founded upon in Animal Farm. Slowly, we see the problems arose among the animals and the unhappiness, greed, and power-hungry of some versus the others.

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