George Orwell’s Animal Farm: The Movie

A little something to celebrate George Orwell’s birthday today: You can now catch on YouTube the 1954 animated film, Animal Farm, based on Orwell’s classic novella first published in 1945. The film, which runs 71 minutes, has actually had a controversial history. As outlined by The New York Times, the CIA bought the rights to the film and modified the screenplay to emphasize anti-communist themes. This all gets covered in detail by Daniel Leab’s 2007 book Orwell, Subverted.

The film appears in our collection of Free Movies Online, and you also can download free audio book versions of Animal Farm and1984 over at the Internet Archive. Click here, and we’ll get you started. They also appear in our collection of Free Audio Books.

Thanks Mike for the tip…

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