Cinema: The New Pictures, Jan. 17, 1955

Animal Farm (Louis de Rochemont Associates). George Orwell's political fable, the famous animallegory about Communism, has been rendered as an animated cartoon, at feature length (75 minutes), by a team of 100 artists, working in Britain under the direction of John Halas, a Hungarian, and his wife Joy Batchelor. It was three years in the making—more than 300,000 colored drawings are assembled in the final print—and it has been made, in all technical respects, quite as good as good Disney. In every other sense the picture is about as remote from Mickey Mouse as...

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