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1001 Club - Adventures of Prince Achmed, The (1926)
#32. The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)
Why It's In The Book: "Lotte Reiniger's enchanting The Adventures of Prince Achmed is often cited as the first feature-length animation... Reiniger's characters move gracefully in and out of the shadows, amgically disappearing and morphing shape through the skilled stop-time animation. The detail of the cutouts is beautifully complimented by the Islamic patterns on the inter-title cards, designed by Edmund Dulac, and the shimmering backgrounds by Walter Ruttmann. Its dizzying action sequences and romantic sensibility give the film a colorful rhythmic style, influenced by Reiniger's circle of avant-garde friends.
Reiniger's use of silhouettes is as magical as her world of sorcerers, genies, and fairies. Produced over an arduous three years, the film resulted in the invention of many new techniques, including a multi-plane animation stand, which gives the illusion of depth to images. It is a method whose creation is often mistakenly attributed to Walt Disney.
A popular film that imaginativelhy retells a classic fairytale, The Adventures of Prince Achmed is nevertheless firmly entrenched in the avant-garde. It is, in every way, a pioneering work whose timelessness lies in its skill and achievement." -1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
Movie Guy Steve - 9/10
"The effect of the shadows and the painstaking animation is nothing short of magical."
TSorensen - 9/10
"The Adventures of Prince Achmed should first of all be seen for the technical and artistic achievement it is and that is really reason enough. I believe it deserves its newly acquired spot on The List."
Adolytsi - 8/10
"There’s a bit of a deus ex machina for the ending, but I’ll forgive this early film its slight misstep, if only because the rest was so engaging."
Chip Lary - 8/10
"It’s far more than just a historical curiosity; it actually manages to convey emotions and to generate a feeling of adventure, peril, and wonder in the viewer."
Kim Wilson - 7.5/10
"While I would not suggest that The Adventures of Prince Achmed be shown to a roomful of six-year-olds on a Saturday afternoon, it is still a stunning piece of work. Like Disney’s Fantasia (1940), it is an artistic triumph that is probably best enjoyed by adults."
nicolas krizan - 7/10
"enchanting silhouettes and exotic subject matter"