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Animal Farm
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Directed by John Halas
Joy Batchelor
Produced by John Halas
Joy Batchelor
Written by Joy Batchelor
John Halas
Borden Mace
Philip Stapp
Lothar Wolff
Based on Animal Farm 
by George Orwell
Starring Maurice Denham
Narrated by Gordon Heath
Music by Mátyás Seiber
Production
company
Distributed by Distributors Corporation of America (US)
Release dates
  • 29 December 1954 (1954-12-29) (New York City)
  • 7 January 1955 (1955-01-07) (London)
Running time
70 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Animal Farm is a 1954 British-American adult animated film by Halas and Batchelor, based on the book Animal Farm by George Orwell. It was the first British animated feature to be released (Water for Firefighting and Handling Ships, two feature length wartime training films, were produced earlier, but did not receive a formal cinema release). 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.

Maurice Denham provided the voice talent for all the animals in the film.

Parodies

  1. Farm Animal (1954)/The Rescuers
  2. Farm Animal (1954)/Fantasia
  3. Farm Animal (1954)/Aladdin
  4. Farm Animal (1954)/Hercules
  5. Farm Animal (1954)/The Little Mermaid
  6. Farm Animal (1954)/Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
  7. Farm Animal (1954)/Pinocchio
  8. Farm Animal (1954)/Sleeping Beauty
  9. Farm Animal (1954)/The Pagemaster
  10. Farm Animal (1954)/The Fox and the Hound
  11. Farm Animal (1954)/Balto
  12. Farm Animal (1954)/Cinderella
  13. Farm Animal (1954)/Dumbo
  14. Farm Animal (1954)/Bambi
  15. Farm Animal (1954)/Peter Pan
  16. Farm Animal (1954)/Lady and the Tramp
  17. Farm Animal (1954)/101 Dalmatians
  18. Farm Animal (1954)/The Aristocats
  19. Farm Animal (1954)/Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  20. Farm Animal (1954)/The Jungle Book (1967)
  21. Farm Animal (1954)/The Sword in the Stone
  22. Farm Animal (1954)/Dinosaur
  23. Farm Animal (1954)/The Land Before Time
  24. Farm Animal (1954)/Star Wars
  25. Farm Animal (1954)/Indiana Jones
  26. Farm Animal (1954)/The Wizard of Oz
  27. Farm Animal (1954)/The Lion King
  28. Farm Animal (1954)/Pocahontas
  29. Farm Animal (1954)/The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  30. Farm Animal (1954)/The Nightmare Before Christmas

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