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A satire of Stalinist Russia, Animal Farm tells of the revolt of the animals of Manor Farm against their human masters. Led by the pigs Snowball (Lenin) and Napoleon (Stalin), the animals attempt to create a utopian society. Soon, however, Napoleon gets a taste for power, drives out Snowball, and establishes a totalitarian regime as brutal and corrupt as any human society. Manor Farm becomes a world where all animals are equal--but some are more equal than others. Written by
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Napoleon, I want to see my puppies.
No Jessie, you can't see your puppies.
But... they're my babies.
If you were thinking clearly, then you would be pleased at the special education that we're going to give them. You surely don't want to disadvantage your own puppies. Do you?
No, I don't.
Well, off you go then.
They still need their mother.
Hhmm. Her sadness will spread to the other animals.
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This movie should not bear the name Animal Farm. It is not faithful to the Orwell text and takes unnecessary liberties. It is unfortunate that the money and effort to make this version of the great book was not spent more effectively.
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