Fun Size Review: The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)

Adventures of Prince Achmed 1926 Lotte Reiniger

Pioneering animator Lotte Reiniger creates an elaborate shadow world based on the Arabian Nights. A pastiche of fairy tales, the story is told using silhouette animation, most of it done by Reiniger herself in a small home studio. One of the most breathtakingly beautiful films of the silent era and an epic testament to Reiniger’s vision and talent.

[toggler title=”How does it end? (click here for a spoiler)” ]Our hero saves his love, his kingdom, his family and generally gets the fairy tale ending we expect.[/toggler]


If it were a dessert it would be:

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Oatmeal Lace Cookies. Delicate, yet homespun.

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