German-Speaking Emigrés
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Title of the Film ANIMAL FARM
Alternative Titles  
English Titles  
Year of Release 1954
Country of Origin UK
Language(s) English
Run Time (in minutes) 73
Length (in meters) 1987
Colour Technicolor
Genre Animation, drama
Based on/Source Novel by George Orwell
Production Companies Halas & Batchelor
Producer(s) John Halas, Joy Batchelor
Director John Halas, Joy Batchelor
Cast Gordon Heath (narrator), Maurice Denham (voice of all animals)
Literature New York Times, 30 December 1954
Films in Review, January 1955
Cine-Technician, January 1955
Times, 12 January 1955
Spectator, 14 January 1955
Jewish Chronicle, 14 January 1955
Motion Picture Herald, 22 January 1955
Punch, 26 January 1955
Variety, 26 January 1955
Picturegoer, 12 February 1955
Monthly Film Bulletin, February 1955
Cine-Technician, May 1955
Special notes Music and conductor: Matyas Seiber
Screenplay by John Halas

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