Be Better Than Equal

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In this orientation for Anfarm International, the world's first animal owned and operated company, you'll follow the latest employee from the food trough to the cafeteria!

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Good animation, and I love the old-cartoon style which simplifies the message, however it's so simplified, I'm not sure exactly what you are trying to show, though I get a general message. I don't understand if this animation is trying to reveal the horrors of corporatism or if it's capitalism or if it's a general statement for a need of liberty which is meant to be devoid of too much specifics. I'm not rooting for one or the other more than I am confused of what exactly is being said.

TL;DR: wut r u sayin im dum an dont no plz halp

AlstonJones responds:

The answer is: All of the above. It's a broad statement that I intended to be interpreted broadly, much like George Orwell's Animal Farm. At least you didn't assume I was advocating vegetarianism, which has happened more than once. Although, I will say that there is a commentary within this on factory farming as a product of unbridled corporatism/capitalism. I think that this quote from the end of Animal Farm best encapsulates my inspiration for this without becoming too didactic in my explanation.
“There were shoutings, bangings on the table, sharp suspicious glances, furious denials. The source of the trouble appeared to be that Napoleon and Mr Pilkington had each played an ace of spades simultaneously. Twelve voices were shouting in anger, and they were all alike. No question, now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”
― George Orwell, Animal Farm

"... well, in return for your; dedication, hard work and submission will bring you money!
Money will bring you all the Anfarm products you desire!"

You message gets across over flamboyantly casual visuals and nice audio. Almost neatly done - with great graphics come great sync jobs... didn't really look crisp in my eyes, but hey: you made it. Four stars kek <3

George Orwell would be proud. I mean, I don't know for certain that he would, but really this is a brilliant sort of miniature sequel to the original Animal Farm. You've done a brilliant job capturing and modernizing the style of the original novel. I want this to be shown in schools after students read the book.

AlstonJones responds:

Wow! Thank you so much for your praise and I hope you're right about Orwell's reaction. As a side note, I have a friend who teaches high school English and he has shown this to his students after reading Animal Farm. Your wish has come true, at least for a few kids!

I don't know if it is intended, but I find it show why workers own company does not make much sens for workers under capitalism.

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4.25 / 5.00

Mar 23, 2018
10:15 AM EDT
Comedy - Original
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