Animal Farm Movie Review 1999

Information and Film Reviews for Animal Farm the Movie

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Orwell's political satire is given the "Babe" treatment in this live-action version. Drunken farmer Mr. Jones (Postlethwaite) has his power overthrown by his barnyard animals, who in turn are ruled by the farm's pig population. Only porker Napoleon (Stewart) turns out to be as big a tyrant as his human counterpart. Far beyond the scope of children, this retelling is clunky and its propaganda value has certainly come and gone. (Orwell was originally satirizing Stalinist Russia.)

Distribution

Hallmark Home Entertainment, 6100 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1400, Los Angeles, CA 90048, Phone: (213)634-3000, Fax: (213)549-3760, Remarks: Lainie Handelman, Mktg.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 91 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Books to Film: George Orwell, Talking Animals, Pigs, Farm Livin', Satire & Parody
Screenplay
Martyn Burke, Alan Janes
Cast
Pete Postlethwaite
Cinematography
Mike Brewster
Director
John Stephenson
Music
Richard Harvey
Other
Patrick Stewart, Kelsey Grammer, Ian Holm, Julia Ormond, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Paul Scofield, Peter Ustinov

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