Animal Farm

ANIMAL FARM (U)
D: John Halas & Joy Batchelor
DCA (John Halas & Joy Batchelor)
UK 🇬🇧 1954
75 mins

Animated

W: John Halas & Joy Batchelor [based on the novel by George Orwell]
Mus: Matyas Seiber

voices of: Maurice Denham (all animals), Gordon Heath (narrator)

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.
6/10

Animal Farm
Animal Farm
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.

Award Wins & Nominations:


MILSTEAD MOVIE AWARDS:

Wins: 1 (Best Animated Film)

Nominations: none


OSCARS:

Wins: none

Nominations: none


BAFTAS

Wins: none

Nominations: 1 (Best Animated Film)


OTHER WINS:

none