Prince Achmed

Lotte Reiniger: Adventures of Prince Achmed from Crafts Council on Vimeo.

Just stumbled across this excerpt from the oldest surviving animated feature film, The Adventures of Prince Achmed, by Lotte Reiniger.

Disney, Pixar and Dreamworks can certainly do wonders with technology, but there is something entrancing about this use of cut-out silhouettes, the play of light and shadow, and the apparent simplicity.

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