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Animal Farm
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Gordon Heath

Gordon Heath

Narration Spoken by
Maurice Denham

Maurice Denham

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Lothar Wolff

Lothar Wolff

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A good movie

1 year, 4 months ago at Dec 16 13:59
I’m pretty sure I did watch this animated feature when I was a kid, probably even at school. I was quite impressed back in those days and I thought it was time for a re-watch. Personally, I always had a weak spot with animated movie which tries to be aimed towards a grown-up audience. Indeed, the market is dominated by the kiddies stuff, which is fine, but the tone is rather monotonous. It was a... read more
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Description: This film is an animated adaptation of George Orwell's classic satire on Stalinism. Under the direction of the pigs, the barnyard animals who are tired of their cruel master band together and take over the farm by means of a revolutionary coup. They eventually discover, however, that although all animals are supposed to be equal, some ... (more)
Release date: 13 February 1956
UPC: 084296402687
Animation (10), Animals (8), Communism (6), Allegory (6), Fable (5), Pigs (5), 1950s (5), Animated (5), Based On Novel (4), Corruption (4), Adaptation (4), Politics (4), Murder (4), Satire (4), Evolution (3), George Orwell (3), Pig (3), 1954 (2), Based On Book (2), Talking Animal (2)
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"When: February 16th-17th First-Time Viewing: Hard to tell. I think I saw parts of it long ago. How: VHS from my collection, and then YouTube. What'd I Think?: Dull, unsubtle, misses the point of the book. Other Notes: My video stopped working, hence why I had to finish it on Youtube. Rerating 8 stars to 5 stars."


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johanlefourbe posted a review 1 year, 4 months ago

A good movie

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