Aniventure & The Imaginarium Announce Partnership to Make Animal Farm

Member News  |  21 April 2022

The animated feature, based on GEORGE ORWELL’S iconic book, is in production at Cinesite

Now more than ever with events unfolding around the world, George Orwell’s masterpiece, ANIMAL FARM, has never been more relevant.

Orwell’s allegorical novella was published in 1945, and the author said it was informed by the Russian revolution of 1917 and the subsequent Stalinist regime of the Soviet Union. The premise declares that ‘all animals are created equal, but some animals are more equal than others.’

The challenging journey to bring this extraordinary story to the screen has been finally rewarded by the opportunity to partner with the brilliant team at Aniventure and Cinesite. Together we hope to make our version of Orwell’s ever relevant masterpiece, emotionally powerful, humorous, and relatable for all ages. A tale not only for our times, but for generations to come.

Andy Serkis, Director

Animal Farm’s script comes from Nick Stoller (Storks, Captain Underpants) the film will be produced by Adam Nagle (Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank, HITPIG), Dave Rosenbaum (Secret Life of Pets, HITPIG,) and Imaginarium’s Jonathan Cavendish (Bridget Jones’s Diary, Mowgli : Legend of the Jungle), and Andy Serkis.

Production is underway at Cinesite, which is currently celebrating its 30th Anniversary as a world-leader in animation & VFX. Top talent is being recruited to begin work on the film and their team is led by producer Connie Thompson (Frankenweenie, Despicable Me 2).

Ever since 1945, when George Orwell first published Animal Farm, the story has remained relevant and a key
instrument in understanding how the world works. Andy has had a special talent for creating unique and memorable characters during his remarkable career and we’re thrilled to be working with him, Jonathan and Cinesite to adapt Animal Farm for modern audiences.

Adam Nagle, Producer

Aniventure has proved to be an exciting voice in animation with multiple announcements and releases this year, including Mila (Venice Film Festival Humanitarian Award Winner), Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank (in theatres this summer), and HITPIG (to be completed later this year).