Archive for January 1st, 2010

by Allan Fish

(Germany 1926 66m) DVD1/2

Aka. Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed

Searching for Peri Banu

p  Lotte Reiniger  d/anim  Lotte Reiniger  collaborators  Walter Ruttmann, Berthold Bartosch, Alexander Kardan, Walter Türck  ph  Carl Koch  m  Wolfgang Zeller  voiceover  Henrietta Garden

The history of animation has so long been dominated by the more conventional form known as cartoons, that any other style of the art has been overlooked.  There have been many masters of animatronics and stop-motion animation, some of them working as animators, some as special effects co-ordinators.  Names such as Ray Harryhausen, Willis O’Brien, Wladyslaw Starewicz, Nick Park and Jan Svankmajer are well known, but not so many people would have heard of Lotte Reiniger, even though hers is a name that should be on the tip of everyone’s tongue.  (more…)

Read Full Post »