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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 »
Genre:
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 »
User Reviews:
Worthy of the novel. See more (67 total) »

Cast

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Gordon Heath ... Narration Spoken by (voice)
Maurice Denham ... All Animals (voice)

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) &
Joseph Bryan III (story development)

Laurence Heath  uncredited

Produced by
Joy Batchelor .... producer
John Halas .... producer
 
Original Music by
Matyas Seiber 
 
Sound Department
William S. Bland .... sound recordist (as W. Bland)
Jack King .... sound effects
Jack King .... sound
George Newberry .... sound recordist (as G. Newberry)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sid Griffiths .... camera operator (as S.G. Griffiths)
John Gurr .... camera operator (as J. Gurr)
William Traylor .... camera operator (as W. Traylor)
Roy Turk .... camera operator (as R. Turk)
 
Animation Department
Ralph Ayres .... animator (as R. Ayres)
Bernard Carey .... background artist
Arthur Humberstone .... animator (as A. Humberstone)
Geoffrey Martin .... layout artist
Frank Moysey .... animator (as F. Moysey)
Edric Radage .... animator (as E. Radage)
John Reed .... animation director (as John F. Reed)
Digby Turpin .... background artist
Harold Whitaker .... animator (as H. Whittaker)
Matvyn Wright .... background artist
Alma Coles .... ink and paint artist (uncredited)
Gerald Potterton .... artist (uncredited)
Nicholas Spargo .... animator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Matyas Seiber .... conductor
 
Other crew
Louis De Rochemont .... presenter (as Louis de Rochemont)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
72 min
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Color:
Color (Colour by) (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 (original rating) (1956) | 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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Trivia:
George Orwell himself stated that had Snowball triumphed over Napoleon, the animals would have fared no better. Using the windmill as an example, Orwell said that Snowball would have poured time and resources into similar pharaonic projects which would have bankrupted the farm.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The color of the building next to the Red Lion Tavern changes from pink/red to white in one scene. The seats out the front of the tavern have disappeared in the same scene.See more »
Quotes:
Napoleon:Loyal followers, on farms owned and operated by pigs, there is order and discipline. Own lower animals do more work and eat less than other on farms.
[gives medals]
Napoleon:With this, we encourage you to make your lower animals work even harder and eat even less! To a greater Animal Farm! For peace and plenty under pig rule!
[Benjamin, outside imagines Napoleon's face assimilating that of Jones; he suddenly sees through the resemblance]
Napoleon:To the day when pigs own and operate farms EVERYWHERE!
[applause]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015)See more »

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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Worthy of the novel., 21 November 2006
Author: Weather_lord_7 from United States

Why it is that people call this rubbish and dumb, the world has yet to know. I thought it was one of the greatest (if not the darkest) animated film I've seen in my days. The movie stays true to the book written by George Orwell, except for the song and the ending, which I will not spoil for you.

For Britain's first animated feature, it seems to have made quite a success, well, almost. It seems that the CIA has taken over here, and well, I shouldn't go into detail. All I can say is this, a wonderful, dark, mature film. A word of warning though, this film is pretty dark and has some scenes of blood the kids might find scary. Overall, a good film.

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