Thursday, December 20, 2007

The Adventures of Prince Achmed

Screenshots; sorry for the poor quality.

A film from 1926. Apparently this is the first full-length animated film, and it is made entirely with incredible, intricate hand-cut silhouettes. According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, the film earned Lotte Reiniger the nickname "The Mistress of Shadows", given her by Jean Renoir. Read more here.

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