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.)


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 91 minutes.

Cast and Crew

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

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