'Animal Farm' was never intended to be a novel for children. This animated interpretation is true to this and is certainly not a film for young children.
Ground-breaking when it first appeared, this classic retains great strength from the presentation of the key characters - Napoleon, Snowball, Boxer and Old Major with his Churchillian delivery.
If you want to know what Orwell wanted to say then you have to read his book. The producers of this film had to make a compromise with the ending, one that they probably would not have made if making the film now, and however understandable the reasons for the change are, it does detract from the overall morality of the tale.
In its own right this is an excellent film. Buy it, absorb it and put it on a high shelf where young children can't reach it!
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