Lotte Reiniger

Lotte Reiniger was one of the 20th century's major animation artists, pioneering a unique and distinctive style of black and white silhouette animation in her interpretations of classic myths and fairy tales.

German born Reiniger defined her signature style of silhouette animation during the Weimar period, culminating in cinema's first ever animated feature film, The Adventures of Prince Ahmed, in 1926. Following World War Two, Reiniger settled in Britain and embarked upon a series of animated fairytales, which would become her best known works amid a filmography of over 50 films.

Discover this enchanting collection of Reiniger's fairytales, burnished with wonderful music tracks and charming narrations to delight old and young alike.

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Animation & Artists Moving Image195510 minsDirector: Lotte Reiniger

An enchanting silhouette animation of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale.

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Animation & Artists Moving Image195511 minsDirector: Lotte Reiniger

A silent silhouette animation of the classic fairy tale.

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Lotte Reiniger's ArtLotte Reiniger's Art

Documentary197017 minsDirector: John Isaacs

The short documentary gives us a wonderful insight into the enchanting animated film world of Lotte Reiniger.

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The Sleeping BeautyThe Sleeping Beauty

Animation & Artists Moving Image195410 minsDirector: Lotte Reiniger

The Brothers Grimm's story springs to life in intricate silhouette animation.

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Snow White and Rose RedSnow White and Rose Red

Animation & Artists Moving Image195311 minsDirector: Lotte Reiniger

A kindly bear, an evil dwarf and two sisters populate a magical animated fairy story.

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Hansel and GretelHansel and Gretel

Animation & Artists Moving Image195511 minsDirector: Lotte Reiniger

One of the scariest Brothers Grimm tales is interpreted in delicate silhouette animation.