|The picture shows a view of this Unused 1954 Animal Farm Cartoon Movie Ad Mat Mold. The ad mat is not dated but it is from the 1954 cartoon film. The movie was released in 1956. This is a mold in which lead is poured to create a thin metal negative image that is then mounted on a wooden block for printing. Advertising is no longer being made or printed like this. The ad mat is like a miniature 3-D poster and would look nice framed, or you could still use it and make print blocks from it. The print block would have been used to print on movie pages in newspapers, in magazines, or in the movie theater programs. It is made of a thick compressed paper board. The admat has images of a farmer and animal characters from the movie. It is marked as follows:|
AN UNFORGETABLE CAST...
IN ''A GREAT NEW CARTOON MOVIE!'' - THIS WEEK MAGAZINE
''IT' TERRIFIC!'' - WALTER WINCHELL
NAPOLEON - a pig of a dictator ... he's got the world in an uproar!
BOXER - a regular guy, a real work horse!
SNOWBALL - once the boss, he's got the boot!
FARMER JONES - the animals threw him off his farm!
SQUEALER - he used a sly eye and a lying tongue!
BENJAMIN - got kicked ... but fought like a mule.
LOUIS DE ROCHEMONT'S ANIMAL FARM
Color By Technicolor
Based on George Orwell's Brilliant Best Seller
Produced By Halas & Batchelor
3 COL x 120 LINES (360 LINES) MAT 302
The ad mat measures about 6-1/2'' x 9-1/2''. It is in near mint unused condition with an old water mark on one corner border as pictured. Below here, for reference, is a credit list for this movie:
Directed by: Joy Batchelor & John Halas
Writing credits: George Orwell (novel), Philip Stapp writer (uncredited)
Gordon Heath - Narrator (voice)
Maurice Denham - All Animals (voice)
Produced by: Joy Batchelor, John Halas
Original Music by: Matyas Seiber
William S. Bland - sound recordist (as W. Bland)
Jack King - sound effects
Jack King - sound
George Newberry - sound recordist (as G. Newbury)
Camera and Electrical Department
Sid Griffiths - camera operator (as S.G. Griffiths)
J. Gurr - camera operator
William Traylor - camera operator (as W. Traylor)
Roy Turk - camera operator (as R. Turk)
Ralph Ayres - animator (as R. Ayres)
Bernard Carey - background artist
Arthur Humberstone - animator (as A. Humberstone)
Geoffrey Martin - layout artist
Frank Moysey - animator (as F. Moysey)
Edric Radage - animator (as E. Radage)
John Reed - animation director (as John F. Reed)
Digby Turpin - background artist
Harold Whitaker - animator (as H. Whittaker)
Matvyn Wright - background artist
Alma Coles - ink and paint artist (uncredited)
Nicholas Spargo - animator (uncredited)
Music Department: Matyas Seiber, conductor
Joy Batchelor - story developer
Louis De Rochemont - presenter
John Halas - story developer
Borden Mace - story developer
Lothar Wolff - story developer