A satire of Stalinist Russia, this story tells of the revolt of the animals of Manor Farm against their human masters. Led by the pigs Snowball (Trotsky) 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, co-Writer 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 »
In most of the shots of Jessie where computer technology added in her mouth movements, her black pigmentation above the left side of her nose was added on the right side instead. Her markings are correct, but her nose pigmentation is flipped. See more »
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
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Considering Orwell's brilliance of Animal Farm, this is a shambles compared to the book's ingenious. Badly written and acted, but still possessed a minor amount of qualities that Animal Farm had. Everything just seemed too cheesy, and most of all, not very good. The character interpretations were absolutely terrible, and no one cared about any one of the humans. As always, Napoleon is hated bitterly by most, and Snowball is seen as the hero, but I didn't care in this film.
And they actually cut out some of the events from the f*****g book! Why? There's no point! It's a bit embarrassing to watch the film.
I wouldn't say this was rubbish, just an average attempt at trying to portray the book's intelligence; ending up with a film to be watched once, and never again.
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