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John Halas in Animal Farm

Animal Farm

1954 NR

Adapted from George Orwell's bitingly black satirical novel of the same name, this full-length animated film employs farmyard animals to depict the foibles that are inherent in modern political systems. The pigs of Manor Farm stage a coup against their cruel master (they're rebelling against substandard conditions in their sty) and attempt to establish a prosperous new regime, only to learn that absolute power always corrupts -- absolutely.