Line test from the animated film 'Animal Farm' by Halas and Batchelor, 1954. Third of 3 sheets. Attacking dog, pencil on paper.
'Animal Farm' is a 1954 British-American animated drama directed by John Halas and Joy Batchelor. It was produced by Halas and Batchelor, based on the novel of the same name by George Orwell. It was the first British animated feature.
The US CIA paid for the filming, part of the American cultural offensive during the Cold War, and influenced the presentation of Orwell's ideas. The CIA initially funded Louis de Rochemont to begin work on a film version of Orwell's work, and he hired Halas & Batchelor, an animation firm in London .