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Title Animal Farm
Edition BBC Production
Published [Richmond South, Vic.] : Siren Visual Entertainment [distributor], [2010]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  791.4372 Orw/Afa  AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (approximately 70 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([6] pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 18 cm.)
Series The Halas & Batchelor collection
Halas & Batchelor collection
Summary "In 1954, a revolutionary animated feature hit screens across the world. George Orwell's Animal farm told the story of animals staging a coup, taking over the land from their tyrannical master Farmer Jones and discovering the pitfalls of social order. Led by Snowball and Napoleon, the two most intelligent pigs on Manor Farm; the animals set out to create a life of equality, harmony and prosperity. Life runs smoothly at first but gradually Napoleon sees the chance to seize power above and beyond the others. He orchestrates the removal of the altruistic Snowball and assumes control of the farm. "Pig rule" is established with the animals finding themselves exploited once again. They dimly remember under the revolution that "all animals are equal"...though some obviously more so than others..."--Container
Notes "SVE0753"
Catalogued from container
Based on the novel by George Orwell
Originally released as a motion picture in 1954
Booklet contains an excerpt from "Halas & Batchelor cartoons: an animated history" by Vivien Halas and Paul Wells ([London, U.K.] : Southbank Pub., 2006)
Special features: Down on animal farm - BBC TV's Tony Robinson (Blackadder) tells the story of Halas & Batchelor and how Animal Farm was made, image gallery, original animation storyboard including conceptual character and preliminary sketches, commentary by writer, broadcaster and film historian Brian Sibley, critical reviews, newspaper articles, booklet with liner notes
Credits Directed by John Halas and Joy Batchelor
Performer Narrated by Gordon Heath ; animal voices by Maurice Denham
Audience Censorship classification: G
Notes Originally released 1954
PAL ; Region 4
In English
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Orwell, George, 1903-1950. Animal farm -- Film and video adaptations
Domestic animals -- Drama.
Insurgency -- Drama.
Totalitarianism -- Drama.
Political satire, English -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Animated films.
Video recordings.
Author Orwell, George, 1903-1950.
Halas, John.
Batchelor, Joy, 1914-1991.
Halas, Vivien. Halas & Batchelor cartoons: an animated history, aut
Wells, Paul, 1961- Halas & Batchelor cartoons: an animated history, aut
Denham, Maurice, 1909-2002.
Robinson, Tony, 1946- Down on animal farm, prf
Other Titles George Orwell's animal farm [dvd]
OTHER TI Animal farm (Motion picture : 1954)