Animal Farm (1954)

Orwellian Masterpiece

Stream Animal Farm (1954), a story about how the animals in Manor Farm revolt against their owner. The animals have had enough of him and decided that they didn’t want to serve humans anymore. The pigs of the farm leads the others barnyards animals a revolt against Mr. Jones. Together, all the animals fight against humans, in hopes for a better future. However, an unexpected tyranny occurs, led by one of their own kind. George Orwell wrote a fable about revolution betrayed, and laced it liberally with references to the Russian Revolution. Much of this dimension is still visible in the film as of all the other’s Orwellian Films.

Stream Animal Farm (1954): A Piece of Movie History

The CIA obtained the film rights to “Animal Farm” from George Orwell’s widow, Sonia Orwell, after his death and covertly funded the production as anti-Communist propaganda. Some sources assert that the ending of the story was altered by the CIA (in the book, the pigs and humans join forces) to press home their message, but it is equally possible that the more upbeat ending of the movie was an artistic decision, to give the film more audience appeal.

Animal Farm is a beast fable, in the form of a satirical allegorical novella, by George Orwell, first published in England on 17 August 1945. It tells the story of a group of anthropomorphic farm animals who rebel against their human farmer, hoping to create a society where the animals can be equal, free, and happy. The pigs’ ever-increasing greed and lust for power were mirrored in their increasing resemblance to the human race. These facts all culminate in what I believe to be (at least one) moral of this story: when humanity succumbs to acts of greed and oppression, they are even less than animals.

Cast and Crew:

Directed by Joy Batchelor and John Halas
Writers: George Orwell (based on memorable fable)
Starring Gordon Heath, Maurice Denham