The plots of the movie and the book follow a very similar trend, as communism spreads throughout the farm and Napoleon takes over and enslaves the others. This is allegorical of the communism gripping the Soviet Union and other nations under its grasp. However, there is one glaring difference—the ending. Orwell's original work shows the ending as a continuation of the servitude trend, leaving things ambiguous and also more frightening than before, as the animals not only have animal rulers, but they have begun making deals with the humans, making things just as bad as before.
In the film version, however, Napoleon is trampled by the other animals, and this is supposed to be an uplifting ending showing the triumph of democracy. However, this is contrary to Orwell's original cautionary tale about the evils of communism.
The 1954 Anglo-American cartoon version of Animal Farm was famous—or rather, infamous—for its happy ending, with the dictator Napoleon being trampled to death by the other...
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