Hanway Films

Adventures of Prince Achmed

Adventures of Prince Achmed

The BFI Collection


Lotte Reiniger

Lotte Reiniger (1899-1981) was one of the twentieth century's major animation artists, pioneering a distinctive style of black and white silhouette animation in her interpretations of classic myths and fairy tales. Reiniger began her career in Germany, making The Adventures of Prince Achmed, the world's first full-length animated film, and designed the first multiplane camera, anticipating later technical innovation by Disney.

Germany | 1926 | 60 min | Black& White - Colour