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Animal Farm (1999)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  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 | satire | tyranny | See All (28) »

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There's a new day dawning on the farm.

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3 October 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Revolução dos Bichos  »

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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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When the laws painted on the side of the barn are read for the first time, in the close-up shots some of them are already in the altered forms they take later in the movie. See more »

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(Rooster): [Crows]
Squealer: Shut up...
(Rooster): [Crows]
Pincher: Squealer, come quick! Napoleon says he's dying!
Squealer: So am I!
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American rock-n-roll: The answer to totalitarianism
28 July 2001 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

The ending in Animal Farm was not only a travesty to Orwell's original work, but made no logical sense. Certain animals supposedly had the sense and wherewithal to go into hiding on the farm until Napoleon's reign came crashing. Where did they hide? How did they survive? Most of all, why weren't they hunted down as traitors by Napoleon's dogs?

But the real incongruity comes after Napoleon's fall. "The walls have now fallen," (a post-Reaganistic interpretation of the Berlin Wall) and now there is hope in the future. "There are new owners. We will not allow them to make the same mistakes."

What new power and insights do the animals now have to prevent the same mistakes? And just who are these new owners, anyway? Why do the animals (who have proven themselves capable of running a farm, if they are not mismanaged) have to revert to human owners to be their masters again? And why are we to believe these new human owners are better than Jones or Pilkington? Is it because they look more "American," drive a sleeker, newer car, and play rock-n-roll?

Orwell wrote this classic tale as an allegory of modern totalitarianism in general, and Stalinism in particular. TNT's production reeks of a post-modern, imperialistic, corporate-American view of Russia and Eastern Europe today, whose troubles would be over if they would just fully embrace their new owners, American multi-national corporations, with their hip technology and rock-n-roll culture.


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