MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,346 this week

Animal Farm (1999)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Family  |  3 October 1999 (USA)
6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 4,521 users  
Reviews: 88 user | 7 critic

The animals of a farm successfully revolt against its human owner, only to slide into a more brutal tyranny among themselves.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (teleplay), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $9.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 31 titles
created 16 Aug 2011
 
a list of 46 titles
created 28 Aug 2011
 
a list of 38 titles
created 02 Jan 2012
 
a list of 1802 titles
created 09 Feb 2013
 
a list of 535 titles
created 03 Jun 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Animal Farm" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Animal Farm (TV Movie 1999)

Animal Farm (TV Movie 1999) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Animal Farm.

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Family | Short | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Donald Duck has a nightmare that he lives in Germany slaving under the Nazi regime.

Director: Jack Kinney
Stars: Billy Bletcher, Clarence Nash
The Ant Bully (2006)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

After Lucas Nickle floods an ant colony with his watergun, he's magically shrunken down to insect size and sentenced to hard labor in the ruins.

Director: John A. Davis
Stars: Paul Giamatti, Nicolas Cage, Julia Roberts
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two animated adaptions of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "The Wind in the Willows."

Directors: James Algar, Clyde Geronimi, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Bing Crosby, Basil Rathbone, Eric Blore
The Love Bug (1968)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A race car driver becomes a champion with a Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Dean Jones, Michele Lee, David Tomlinson
Babe (1995)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett.

Director: Chris Noonan
Stars: James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski, Christine Cavanaugh
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A group of friends embark on a dangerous journey in an effort to imprison their oppressor -- the evil wizard ZeeBad.

Directors: Dave Borthwick, Jean Duval, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Robbie Williams, Ian McKellen, Bill Nighy
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

George Jetson is forced to uproot his family when Mr. Spacely promotes him to take charge of a new factory on a distant planet.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Stars: George O'Hanlon, Penny Singleton, Mel Blanc
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Tom the Cat and Jerry the Mouse get whisked away into The land of Oz.

Directors: Spike Brandt, Tony Cervone
Stars: Grey Griffin, Joe Alaskey, Michael Gough
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Donald receives his birthday gifts, which include traditional gifts and information about Brazil (hosted by Zé Carioca) and Mexico (by Panchito, a Mexican Charro Rooster).

Directors: Norman Ferguson, Clyde Geronimi, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Aurora Miranda, Carmen Molina, Dora Luz
Brother Bear (2003)
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When a young Inuit hunter needlessly kills a bear, he is magically changed into a bear himself as punishment with a talkative cub being his only guide to changing back.

Directors: Aaron Blaise, Robert Walker
Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Suarez, Rick Moranis
Balto (1995)
Animation | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An outcast half-wolf risks his life to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska.

Director: Simon Wells
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Bob Hoskins, Bridget Fonda
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

In celebration of Bugs Bunny's fiftieth birthday, this television series, broadcast on weekdays, consisted of classic cartoons featuring Bugs Bunny and other characters conceived by the ... See full summary »

Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan, June Foray
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Snowball (voice)
...
Squealer (voice)
...
Mollie (voice)
...
Jessie (voice)
...
...
Boxer (voice)
...
Napoleon (voice)
...
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
...
Farmer
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

farm | pig | communism | satire | tyranny | See All (28) »

Taglines:

There's a new day dawning on the farm.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

3 October 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Revolução dos Bichos  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The ten dogs provided in the film came from Fircroft Animal Actors, located in Ireland. The Border Collie who played Jessie was named Spice, and the Rottweiler who played Pincher was named Astro. They were owned by their trainers, Mary Owens and Rita Moloney. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jessie: [Narrating] We called out desperately, but we heard him give up the struggle.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Glorious Leader Napoleon
Written by Richard Harvey
Performed by Ian Holm & Cast
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Trust me, you're better off with the book
26 October 1999 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

George Orwell's book Animal Farm had a dark, bleak atmosphere, but it still left room for some sly comedy and satire on Communism, as well as an absorbing, interesting story. The new film version doesn't really have these redeeming qualities. I'll admit those films that show the geese singing the praise of Napoleon, the Stalin-esque leader of the pigs, are a hoot, but otherwise there isn't much dark comedy. It also isn't particularly bleak; the music was really what ruined the atmosphere. Yes, I know people want everything to be more upbeat, but it just doesn't work with this kind of story. The film itself merely skims the surface of the story, floats through it really, and never goes below the surface to explore the deeper meanings. Everything just floats along, and you don't really get to know anyone, hear their stories or get much sense of what their motives are.

The filmakers also really did not need to cut back and forth between Old Major's speech and scenes of the human farmer asking his neighbor for money, not getting it, and finding comfort under the sheets in the arms of the wife of the very same neighbor. There's no point to it (It wasn't even in the book!), and it downplays the impact of what Major's saying drastically.

Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING is downplayed, and it ruins the whole thing. You're much better off reading the book, believe me.


14 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Worst Movie Ever vougelove
not anti communist dookie1389
Anyone else hate pigs after wtaching this? SaskGunner
Snowball?!?! mmhmm_2123
what happened to snowball gothofdeath
Snowball isn't Lenin!!! tomer_israeli
Discuss Animal Farm (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?