Study Guide compares the book Animal Farm by George Orwell to the movie Animal Farm (1954). An animated British film by John Halas and Joy Batchlor. Voices by Gordon Heath and Maurice Denham.
THE MOVIE VERSION OF ANIMAL FARM
IS NOT LIKE THE BOOK by George Orwell
RECOMMENDED MOVIE: Animal Farm (1954) An animated British film by John Halas and Joy Batchlor. Voices by Gordon Heath and Maurice Denham.
WHAT’S IN THE BOOK THAT’S NOT IN THE MOVIE?
The flag, the gun, the lyrics to Beasts of England, the philosophy of Animalism, Sugarcandy Mountain, the storm that destroys the windmill, the sale of the woodpile, the pigs’ remaining in power at the end of the novel and the characters of Mrs. Jones, Clover, Mollie, Muriel, Jessie, Bluebell, Minimus, Mr. Frederick and Mr. Pilkington.
WHAT’S IN THE MOVIE THAT’S NOT IN THE BOOK?
The underwear flag, Russian music, Whymper counting his money, Jones blowing up the windmill, the animals’ taking the farm back from the pigs in the end, Benjamin acting as a hard worker and a hero.
WHAT’S THE SAME?
Old Major’s speech, the revolution, Snowball being chased off by dogs, Napoleon’s rise to power, the windmill, the revisions of the commandments, Boxer’s death, the execution of some animals, the vicious dogs, the transformation of the pigs, the Red Lion, the whiskey, the battles with farmers.
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