W: John Halas & Joy Batchelor [based on the
novel by George Orwell]
Mus: Matyas Seiber
voices of: Maurice Denham (all animals), Gordon
Faithful adaptation of George Orwell's novel but
the communist allegory may go over the heads of children and the animation isn't good enough quality to engage the minds of most adults. Still, it's probably as good as what they
could have done with the story in the 1950's, pitting animals against their human rulers following a takeover on a farm, following which the animals turn on themselves following the
breakdown of their revolution.
It's impressive that one voice actor portrayed all
the characters in this, but unfortunately the movie falls in-between two cracks trying to find an audience & will probably only be watched by GCSE English students studying
Did You Know:
Many parents were alarmed at the bleakness of the film,
having taken their children thinking it was a film along the lines of a Walt Disney cartoon.