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Animal Farm (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Drama | Family  -  3 October 1999 (USA)
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The animals of a farm successfully revolt against its human owner, only to slide into a more brutal tyranny among themselves.

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Snowball (voice)
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Squealer (voice)
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Mollie (voice)
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Jessie (voice)
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Boxer (voice)
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Napoleon (voice)
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Old Major (voice)
Alan Stanford ...
Farmer Pilkington
Caroline Gray ...
Mrs. Jones
Gail Fitzpatrick ...
Mrs. Pilkington
Jimmy Keogh ...
Dennis
Noel O'Donovan ...
Eric
Gerard Walsh ...
Farmer Fredericks
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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 David Rickard

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farm | pig | communism | revolution | satire | See more »

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There's a new day dawning on the farm.

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3 October 1999 (USA)  »

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$23,000,000 (estimated)
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In a revised first draft of the script, Martyn Burke had Jessie set to be a six month old male Border Collie. This idea was later dropped, and Jessie was made an adult female instead, to give the audiences more sympathy for the main character. See more »

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In most of the shots of Jessie where computer technology added in her mouth movements, her black pigmentation above the left side of her nose was added on the right side instead. Her markings are correct, but her nose pigmentation is flipped. See more »

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Jessie: Napoleon, I want to see my puppies.
Napoleon: No Jessie, you can't see your puppies.
Jessie: But... they're my babies.
Squealer: 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?
Jessie: No.
Squealer: Good.
Jessie: No, I don't.
Squealer: Well, off you go then.
Jessie: They still need their mother.
Squealer: Hhmm. Her sadness will spread to the other animals.
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26 March 2002 | by (Indiana, USA) – See all my reviews

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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