11.19.2012

Animal Farm (1954)

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Here in Gitmo Nation proper, we're all about to sit down with our families and eat a dead bird in remembrance of the slaughter of Native Americans.  So how about a film that depicts the animals taking over power from the humans?  This is the animated version of the George Orwell classic, Animal Farm.  The entire film is up on YouTube and I just re-watched it with my two kids.  It is a great conversation starter.

In case you are unfamiliar with this adaptation of the novella by Mr. Orwell's (from Wikipedia):

Animal Farm is a 1954 British animated film by Halas & Batchelor, based on the book Animal Farm by George Orwell. It was the first British animated feature to be released . The C.I.A. paid for the filming, part of the U.S. cultural offensive during the Cold War, and influenced how Orwell's ideas were to be presented. The CIA initially funded Louis de Rochemont to begin work on a film version of Orwell's work and he hired Halas & Batchelor, an animation firm in London that had made propaganda films for the British government.

Full film (1:11:58):


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