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Animal Farm (1954)

Approved | | Animation, Drama | 19 June 1959 (USA)
A successful farmyard revolution by the resident animals vs. the farmer goes horribly wrong as the victors create a new tyranny among themselves.

Writers:

George Orwell (based on a story by), Lothar Wolff (story development) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gordon Heath Gordon Heath ... Narrator (voice)
Maurice Denham ... All Animals (voice)
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Storyline

Britain's second animated feature, which, despite the title and Disney-esque animal animation, is in fact a no-holds-barred adaptation of George Orwell's classic satire on Stalinism, with the animals taking over their farm by means of a revolutionary coup, but then discovering that although all animals are supposed to be equal, some are more equal than others... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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He's got the world in an UPROAR! See more »

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Animation | Drama

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Animal Farm - Aufstand der Tiere See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

A large portion of the budget ($300,000 out of a cost of over $500,000) was supplied by the US Central Intelligence Agency, Office of Policy Coordination, through one of its shell corporations, Touchstone Inc. See more »

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When Old Jones grabs the dynamite out of the box, he has three sticks in each hand, but when he puts his hands together a seventh stick appears from nowhere. Then, when he lights the fuse, there are twelve sticks in the pile. See more »

Quotes

Narration Spoken by: And that night the pigs drank to Boxer's memory, in the whisky they had bought with Boxer's life.
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Featured in Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (2007) See more »

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Worthy of the novel.
21 November 2006 | by Weather_lord_7See all my reviews

Why it is that people call this rubbish and dumb, the world has yet to know. I thought it was one of the greatest (if not the darkest) animated film I've seen in my days. The movie stays true to the book written by George Orwell, except for the song and the ending, which I will not spoil for you.

For Britain's first animated feature, it seems to have made quite a success, well, almost. It seems that the CIA has taken over here, and well, I shouldn't go into detail. All I can say is this, a wonderful, dark, mature film. A word of warning though, this film is pretty dark and has some scenes of blood the kids might find scary. Overall, a good film.

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