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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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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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Animation | Drama

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Trivia

Despite being rated G in the United States this film is considered dark and violent for children since in 1954 this film was released 30 years before the PG-13 rating existed. See more »

Goofs

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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Animal Farm: Hard but great viewing
18 September 2017 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

I read George Orwells classic about 20yrs ago but was quite frankly devastated by it. For that reason I had no interest in watching any film adaptation but recently gave in.

Animal Farm is as relevant today as the day it was written and perhaps for that reason it is very difficult viewing.

For those unaware the entire story is an allegory for the events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and then on into the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union.

It tells the story of the overworked animals on a farm who turn on their human master and make it their own only to watch the same thing happen again when one of the pigs becomes the very thing they had revolted against.

The animation style is that of the early Disney cartoons, it's over the top wacky and charming. The trouble is even though the movie is heavily comical and jovial it has several very alarming scenes and a very unnerving under current throughout.

Animal Farm is great viewing and devastatingly relevant across the world,if you're reading this then you are almost certainly experiencing it whether an overworked animal or maybe even a pig.

I rate Animal Farm a tad low perhaps, not because of the quality of content but purely because it's so hard hitting and not in a good way.

The Good:

Charming animation style

In places very sweet

Extremely well written and narrated

Powerful social commentary

The Bad:

Very difficult viewing

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

The animators went out of their way to make every humans nose look ridiculous

Mankind can make a movie to reflect society and how downtrodden most are, but still won't acknowledge it enough to act


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Release Date:

19 June 1959 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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