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: The scenes before the duck that witnessed Boxer's collapse flies toward Jessie, Benjamin, Clover, and Muriel, are flipped. Jessie's markings are opposite. Also, the close-ups of Jessie as she turns and listens to the duck are flipped, and the scene of her and Benjamin running back toward the windmill are flipped as well. See more »
Here, try to drink some water.
Yes, yes I will.
Mmm, any improvements, hmm? Our leader is going to make arrangements to have his most loyal worker treated in hospital.
Now... back to work!
But, but I don't think I should leave him.
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This version had a great deal of potential, but managed to squander that potential in its quest to break new ground in gimickry.
If you've read the book, it is worth seeing this movie to satisfy your intellectual curiosity. I think I would have been even less warm toward this movie (yes... it's possible... I gave it a 6) had I not read the book.
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