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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)
User Reviews:
A faithful adaption to Orwell's novel.. Except when it isn't. See more (58 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:
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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Trivia:
Many parents were alarmed at the bleakness of the film, having taken their children thinking it was a film along the lines of a Disney cartoon.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Studio C: Episode #4.5" (2014)See more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A faithful adaption to Orwell's novel.. Except when it isn't., 28 July 2011
Author: neenahhh

"Animal Farm" is a story about how the animals in Manor Farm revolt against Mr. Jones- their owner. The animals have had enough of him and decided that they didn't want to serve humans anymore. The pigs of the farm leads the others barnyards animals a revolt against Mr. Jones. Together, all the animals fight against humans, in hopes for a better future. However, an unexpected tyranny occurs, led by one of their own kind.

First of, this is NOT a children's movie. It is very dark and touches upon some sticky topics. To be honest, this movie freaked me out. Well, the book did. Thinking about it, the movie felt very lacking for me. I don't think I would have understood the movie if I hadn't read the book first. If you really want to watch this film, I suggest maybe reading the book first.

I must say though, the movie was a very good summary of all the important parts in the book. However, I found that I missed the little details. I had wanted to see some characters, but was disappointed to see that they weren't included in the movie. For me, there felt to be no character/animal development. How sad. I also did not like the ending. Creative license or not, I still believe that they should have stuck to the book's original ending. The movie would have made more impact that way.

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