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Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)

Director: Lotte Reiniger, Lotte Reiniger
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Studio: Image Entertainment
Genre: Kids, Classic Sci-Fi, Animated, Animation, Silent, Silent Action, Cel, Classic Sci Fi/Fantasy, Fantasy, Classic Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Myths, Silent Action/Adventure
Running Time: 67 min.
Languages: English
Subtitles: English
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German director Lotte Reiniger spent three years making this silent animated film based on the Arabian Nights legends. The dashing Prince Achmed saves a lovely damsel from evil witches and mythical beasts, as well as discovering Aladdin's lamp, all in the primitive but intriguing silhouette style of animation which Reiniger herself developed. The film's 65-minute running time gave it the distinction of being the first animated feature in the world, but only one copy remained in existence until Reiniger supervised the striking of newly tinted negatives in the early '70s. ~ Robert Firsching, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

Great for both the parents and the kids. by mscammon March 24, 2006 - 1:03 PM PST
1 out of 2 members found this review helpful
Silent films leave more room for the imagination.
The fact that my kids are too young to read the captions meant I got to read them to them. Which in return created great discussions with my kids!

Don't miss the extras. by shycamp November 14, 2003 - 7:29 AM PST
5 out of 5 members found this review helpful
In addition to this incredible movie, the DVD also includes a fascinating documentary on Lotte Reiniger's life and work -- worth the rental for that alone.

Bright and beautiful! by metrobusdivos September 17, 2003 - 5:34 PM PDT
7 out of 8 members found this review helpful
From the beginning, Reiniger's film is absolutely magical and luscious; a complete dreamscape. Beautiful use of color film tinting, intricate fabric and paper cuts, and nearly flawless animation. Very highly recommended.

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