Charlotte "Lotte" Reiniger (born 1899, died 1981)
-German filmmaker Lotte Reiniger is recognized as the major pioneer in silhoutte animation.
-This involves the use of movable, cut-out silhouette figures as another animation process (it is a varition on stop-motion animation).
-Reiniger's career spanned seven decades (1916-1979).
-Her career began in theatre and we can conclude that this experience and observation of human performance helped her create more life-like nuanced movements in her silohuettes.
-Fantasy was the major genre in which she worked.
-Prince Achmed is the earlist existing animated full-length feature. It is made up of characters and story fragments from a collection of the One Thousand and One Nights tales.
The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)
Jack and the Beanstalk (1955)
The Little Chimney Sweep (1954)
Hansel and Gretel (1955)