History YMMV / AnimalFarm

16th Feb '18 2:30:30 PM BatmanKalEl
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* ExecutiveMeddling: From the CIA, no less! The 1954 AnimatedAdaptation was secretly funded as anti-Communist propaganda. Orwell's implication that capitalism and communism was NotSoDifferent was downplayed, Snowball (the Leon Trotsky expy) was made less heroic, and a happy ending where the animals rebelled against their pig oppressors was added on.
5th Jan '18 6:32:47 AM JackG
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* EsotericHappyEnding: The live-action film, made in 1999, tried to update the ending to reflect the fall of the USSR by showing [[spoiler: a new family buying the farm and the animals vowing to do things right this time.]] Given the actual history of the post-Communist Russia, especially under Putin's reign, it's hard to look at this ending as anything but out of touch. And the animals are still going to be eaten.

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* EsotericHappyEnding: EsotericHappyEnding:
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The live-action film, made in 1999, tried to update the ending to reflect the fall of the USSR by showing [[spoiler: a new family buying the farm and the animals vowing to do things right this time.]] Given the actual history of the post-Communist Russia, especially under Putin's reign, it's hard to look at this ending as anything but out of touch. And the animals are still going to be eaten.eaten.
** The 1954 AnimatedAdaptation ended with the animals rebelling and overthrowing the pigs.
* ExecutiveMeddling: From the CIA, no less! The 1954 AnimatedAdaptation was secretly funded as anti-Communist propaganda. Orwell's implication that capitalism and communism was NotSoDifferent was downplayed, Snowball (the Leon Trotsky expy) was made less heroic, and a happy ending where the animals rebelled against their pig oppressors was added on.
26th Oct '17 8:38:30 AM N8han11
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Is Mollie, the only one who doesn't submit to the new tyranny and manages to escape, really the most "foolish" animal on the farm?

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
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Is Mollie, the only one who doesn't submit to the new tyranny and manages to escape, really the most "foolish" animal on the farm?



*** When your whole worth lies in being slaughtered you will have definite issues.
26th Oct '17 8:38:07 AM N8han11
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* EsotericHappyEnding: The live-action film, made in 1999, tried to update the ending to reflect the fall of the USSR by showing [[spoiler: a new family buying the farm and the animals vowing to do things right this time.]] Given the actual history of the post-Communist Russia, especially under Putin's reign, it's hard to look at this ending as anything but out of touch.
** And the animals are still going to be eaten.
* HilariousinHindsight: The book's ending is a lot like Doom Repercussions of evil.....
** Also the ending. Napoleon proclaiming that Animal farm is going to revert to the old name of Manor Farm, while fraternizing with the other farmer in mutual agreement, seems a little hilarious when considering modern Russia reversed a lot of Soviet names to tsarist standards as well as taking back her old tricolor flag. Also when considering this was done by members of the former communist party (Gorbachev, Yeltsin and eventually Putin).

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* EsotericHappyEnding: The live-action film, made in 1999, tried to update the ending to reflect the fall of the USSR by showing [[spoiler: a new family buying the farm and the animals vowing to do things right this time.]] Given the actual history of the post-Communist Russia, especially under Putin's reign, it's hard to look at this ending as anything but out of touch.
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touch. And the animals are still going to be eaten.
* HilariousinHindsight: HilariousInHindsight: The book's ending is a lot like Doom Repercussions of evil.....
** Also the ending.
with Napoleon proclaiming that Animal farm Farm is going to revert to the old name of Manor Farm, while fraternizing with the other farmer in mutual agreement, seems a little hilarious when considering modern Russia reversed a lot of Soviet names to tsarist standards as well as taking back her old tricolor flag. Also when considering this was done by members of the former communist party (Gorbachev, Yeltsin and eventually Putin).
%%** The book's ending is a lot like ''FanFic/DoomRepercussionsOfEvil''...
2nd Sep '17 4:34:42 AM Hawaii_Knut
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%% * MemeticMutation: "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others" and "Four legs good, two legs bad."

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%% * MemeticMutation: "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others" others". [[http://decodingsatan.blogspot.no/2016/04/all-animals-are-equal-but-some-animals.html A image]] of the wall with this text and with the medalled pigs from the 1954-film have since shown up online. It's often used to mock people and groups who claim they want equality, while wanting special treatment.
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"Four legs good, two legs bad."
26th Jul '17 5:36:47 PM MBG
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* ObviousJudas: In the animated film, the design of Napoleon makes it far too evident that he is or will become the bad guy, especially if you compare him with the other pigs.

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* ObviousJudas: In the animated film, the design of Napoleon makes it far too evident that he is or will become the bad guy, especially if you compare him with the other pigs. Part of it is that he's [[DarkIsEvil dark in color]], which his breed (Berkshire boar) is in real life, and he's stated to be the only one on the farm.
15th May '17 1:34:07 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* BrokenAesop: The ending to the live action film. It suggests that all the animals need is the right master, and everything will be happy... never mind that the animals will continue being killed for food, having to work for a pittance etc.
4th Jan '17 2:03:24 PM Tork
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** Just how evil (or good) Snowball is has been the subject of a lot of debate (fitting, since he's based off UsefulNotes/LeonTrotsky, himself a rather divisive figure). Interpretations range from him being every bit of a monster as Napoleon to a pragmatic WellIntentionedExtremist to a genuinely good but misguided pig. It's clear that he wasn't 100% a saint, since he, like the other pigs, didn't share the apples and milk with the other animals, but that alone is too vague to determine his overall personality.

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** Just how evil (or good) Snowball is has been the subject of a lot of debate (fitting, since he's based off UsefulNotes/LeonTrotsky, himself a rather divisive figure). Interpretations range from him being every bit of a monster as Napoleon to a pragmatic WellIntentionedExtremist to a genuinely good but misguided pig. It's clear that he wasn't 100% a saint, since he, like the other pigs, didn't share the apples and milk with the other animals, but that alone is too vague to determine his overall personality. He's also incredibly cold towards Boxer's remorse over killing a human boy during the Battle of the Cowpens but that can be expected in war.
2nd Dec '16 7:45:09 PM Sammettik
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* WhatAnIdiot: Jones, in the animated film. While the animals fought against the invading farmers, Jones sneaked into the windmill, filled it with explosives, set them on fire... and, instead of running away, he drank a bottle of wine. The windmill exploded, and we never heard about Jones again.
** Mr. Jones wanted to die, he not only lost his farm, but the respect of his neighbors. He was DrivenToSuicide and wanted to take the animals with him, but he wanted them to suffer and starve to death, and thought that by bowing up the windmill they would soon perish
5th Nov '16 11:21:52 AM Eilevgmyhren
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** Also the ending. Napoleon proclaiming that Animal farm is going to revert to the old name of Manor Farm, while fraternizing with the other farmer in mutual agreement, seems a little hilarious when considering modern Russia reversed a lot of Soviet names to tsarist standards as well as taking back her old tricolor flag. Also when considering this was done by members of the former communist party (Gorbachev, Yeltsin and eventually Putin).
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