Animal Farm by George Orwell – The 1954 Movie

Animal Farm has been adapted for stage and screen. Here is a trailer for an animated version as well as a full-length college production of a musical version.

Animal Farm Movie (Animated)

Animal Farm is a 1954 British animated film based on the book Animal Farm by George Orwell. The C.I.A. paid for the filming as part of the U.S. cultural offensive during the Cold War, and influenced how Orwell’s ideas were to be presented.

Although this is an animated film, the subject matter is serious and may not be suitable for younger children. You may wish to read reviews before watching. To see a little of the film, you may watch the trailer below.

College production of the Animal Farm musical

ANIMAL FARM – TRINITY COLLEGE MUSICAL THEATER PRODUCTION – JANUARY 1997 from Trinity College Musical Theater on Vimeo.

Animal Farm, a musical from the book Animal Farm by George Orwell. Book adapted by Peter Hall, Lyrics by Adrian Mitchell and Music by Richard Peaslee, was performed on January 18, 1997 in Garmany Hall, Austin Arts Center, Trinity College. Directed and Piano Accompaniment by Professor Gerald Moshell. Choreography by Julia Strong ’94.

Other versions of Animal Farm movie

There are other versions of Animal Farm in musical, movie, and modern dance format. Some convey the essence of the story well, but are unsuited to young viewers, so you may wish to preview before viewing as a family.

Other Introduction to Literature (E1) videos

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