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Animal Farm on Blu-ray
on 3 November 2014
Much has been said about this landmark in British animation, so I'll talk more about this new Blu-ray release. Fans of this film should not be disappointed. This new transfer is definitely more detailed, cleaner and stabilised compared to the previous Universal DVD, without betraying the look of the original cel photography. Colours are a tad brighter as well, but not inappropriately so. All special features from the previous DVD release are ported over, with the addition of a few new supplements: an extract from the cult film programme Clapperboard, an additional gallery featuring more artwork and behind-the-scenes images in HD and additional production material in PDF format accessible with a BD-ROM drive.
Also take note that this Blu-ray is Region B locked.
Special Features (All Standard Definition PAL with the exception of the new Image Gallery):
-Commentary by Brian Sibley
-Down On Animal Farm with Tony Robinson (29:16)
-Storyboard to Feature Comparison (25:55)
-Character Sketches (2:57)
-Poster Gallery (0:46)
-Clapperboard extract with John Halas (13:04)
-PDF Material (10 files in total)
Bring on the rest of the Halas and Batchelor animation library!