The Film Programme | Animal Farm

Based on Animal Farm by George Orwell

Animal Farm was the first animated film made by the British film industry in 1954. But what nobody realised at the time, least of all the producers Halas and Batchelor, was that the film was financed by the CIA as part of the Cold War effort. Frances Stonor Saunders and Professor Tony Shaw reveal the intrigue and deception behind the production.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Analysis
  • Channel: BBC Radio 4
  • Duration: 27'43''
  • Broadcast date: 2014

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Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

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