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Animal Farm

Britain’s first animated feature, which, despite the title and Disney-esque animal animation, is in fact a no-holds-barred adaptation of George Orwell’s classic satire on Stalinism, with the animals taking over their farm by means of a revolutionary coup, but then discovering that although all animals are supposed to be equal, some are more equal than others…

In 2000, The New York Times printed an article alleging that the CIA had been covertly involved in the purchase of the film rights from Orwell’s widow. They subsequently went on to modify the screenplay from the original novel to overemphasize the anti-communist byline of the original story.[2]

(The CIA’s funding and deep editorial involvement in the film is demonstrated and thoroughly examined in Daniel Leab’s 2007 book Orwell Subverted: The CIA and the Filming of Animal Farm (2007; Pennsylvania State University Press[3]). The CIA continues to decline Freedom of Information Act requests concerning the film.)



I bid you welcome.

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(Kentucky Theater 1931, photo from University of Kentucky Photo Archives)