Featured Animation

Animal Farm

Directors: John Halas and Joy Batchelor, Feature Film, 74 min, UK, 1954

George Orwell’s political satire on the totalitarian state, with particular reference to Soviet Russia is transformed through magnificent animation into a film that will transport every child into a world where the intricacies of political and social upheaval are presented simply in the context of a revolt by the animals at Manor Farm. Once the farmer is ousted the pigs take initial control – Snowball is the embodiment of Lenin, and Napoleon the embodiment of Stalin. The new dictum is “4 legs good 2 legs bad” – reinterpreted with wings being accepted as legs after complaints from the chickens. As the pigs power increases, the ruling slogan turns into “every animal is equal although some are more equal the others”

Event Details

Name Animal Farm
Date Fri 18 Aug 18:30