Animal Farm
Animal Farm (1954)

The British animation firm of John Halas and Joy Batchelor perform yeoman service in adapting George Orwell's allegorical novel Animal Farm to the screen. As any high-school English student can tell you,the original 1945 novel was… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 2, 2004
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Delmore Schwartz
The New Republic

It is a serious pity that one can only praise the film version of George Orwell's Animal Farm as a valuable beginning or experiment, and hardly more than that.

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D.K. Holm
Movie Poop Shoot

Comes in an excellent full frame transfer, with an authoritative commentary track by Brian Sibley.

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Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

An ultimately disappointing adaptation of a classic book.

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Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Though too broad at points (especially the ending), this animated update of Orwell's masterpiece still captures the imagination.

Staci Layne Wilson
StaciWilson.com

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

as interesting on screen as it is behind the veil

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
Often and incorrectly reported as the first British animated feature, Joy Batchelor and John Halas's adaptation of George Orwell's Animal Farm is… More
Duncan Ryan-Ross
Powerful animated film despite it's age. It makes me want to read the book for the right reasons. Full review coming soon...
AJ Verser
I prefer this adaptation of Animal Farm to the nineties version, it really works better in animation. If you like the book, check out this movie.
Leo L
Memorable!
Mike T.
The first full-length animated picture to be released in Britain, this is a fantastically intelligent film. Never putting its political satire as top priority,… More
Christopher Brown
Great animated version of Orwell's classic. It may not be absolutely faithful to the book, but from what I can remember, the mood is still there.