Animal Farm (1954)

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

The husband/wife team of John Halas and Joy Batchelor crafted Britain’s first animated feature film, adapting George Orwell’s book into a still-disturbing movie experience.

Reportedly, funding for the film came from the CIA, to “further creation of anti-Communist art.”

Which might explain the cinematic ending being slightly tweaked from the version in the novel, providing a ray of hope evil might be banished.

Whether the Stalin-era Soviet overlords (I mean the pigs…) get their comeuppance or not, the story, especially in animated form, makes for great nightmare fuel.


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