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
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 »
Flipped Image: At the end of the film's introduction, just before the title appears, the close-up of Jessie's face as she says, "But I could still remember," is flipped. The markings that are on the left side of her face are on the right, and the markings that are on the right side of her face are on the left. See more »
Best adaption in my view. Definitely beats the 50's propaganda movie
The movie is great... yes it extended the story a bit and updated it a bit so as to extend the allorgy to today's Communist countries. But I think, if Eric Arthur Blair was living today, he would have done the same. It was still true to the book and the original message (as opposed to the 50's movie which sucked).
Oh and fables have ALWAYS been regarded as being made for children when in reality they where NEVER made for children - it's just that some adults are too stupid to get what it is really about. So, no this is definitely not for children - well at least children should not be regarded as the target audience.
Besides, I love Patrick Stewart and Peter Ustinov.
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