The Adventures of Prince Achmed – 1926

Well that was weird. The oldest surviving animated film was a passion project by Lotte Reiniger, who was one of the first female directors of a feature-length film. The film took three years and handmade cardboard cutouts to create this work of originality. The painstaking detail that went into this film is the most important aspect, but it is not the only feature worth nothing. The story has been redone a dozen times since, but in this film some of the most common threads have already formed, such as Aladdin and the genie. The film turned the world around and created effects that were only dreamt of before this film.

This film offered a good story and cool effects, but it was quite strange all the same.

Bizarre, but innovative all the same, I give this one…

2.5 out of 5


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