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Animal Farm (1954)

Approved | | Animation, Drama | 13 February 1956 (Sweden)
A successful farmyard revolution by the resident animals vs. the farmer goes horribly wrong as the victors create a new tyranny among themselves.

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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 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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All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. See more »

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Animation | Drama

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

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English

Release Date:

13 February 1956 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Animal Farm - Aufstand der Tiere See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Producer Louis De Rochemont--best known for his "March of Time" newsreel series--approached the team of John Halas and Joy Batchelor with a view to producing the first ever-animated feature aimed specifically at adults. The directors leaped at the chance. See more »

Goofs

The color of the building next to the Red Lion Tavern changes from pink/red to white in one scene. The seats out the front of the tavern have disappeared in the same scene. 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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Referenced in Planet of the Apes (1968) See more »

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Disappointing rethinking of the Orwell classic.
15 September 2004 | by Captain_CouthSee all my reviews

Animal Farm (1954) was a very good read about the dangers of totalitarianism. How good ideals can be changed and distorted by those who are ignorant or rule with an iron fist and an empty head. Sadly this movie does not portray either of these. What we're shown is a propaganda piece with a lot of finger waving and pointing. The animation and the direction were good considering the budget and the time period but the very essence of George Orwell's novel is sorely missing.

If you're one of those who want to see how not to adapt a novel or are just interested in seeing an adaptation of this brilliant novelette then by all means watch. I just found this one to be somewhat mediocre. Just one man's opinion however.

The remake is a notch below but not by much.


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