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Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed
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Release Date:
20 June 1929 (Japan) See more »
Plot:
A handsome prince rides a flying horse to far-away lands and embarks on magical adventures, which include befriending a witch, meeting Aladdin, battling demons and falling in love with a princess. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A beautiful film to look at and experience so many years later See more (32 total) »

Directed by
Lotte Reiniger 
Carl Koch (uncredited)
 
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Lotte Reiniger  uncredited

Original Music by
Wolfgang Zeller (original score)
 
Cinematography by
Carl Koch (director of photography) (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ulli Elfert .... sound engineer (2001 alternate version: Primrose Film Productions Ltd.)
Eberhard Leschin .... sound engineer (2001 alternate version: Primrose Film Productions Ltd.)
Michael Schubert .... sound director (2001 alternate version: Primrose Film Productions Ltd.)
 
Animation Department
Lotte Reiniger .... animator
Carl Koch .... animator (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Nina Goslar .... commissioning editor (2001 alternate version)
 
Music Department
Klaus-Peter Beyer .... music producer (2001 alternate version)
Helmut Imig .... conductor: Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg (2001 alternate version)
Torsten Scholz .... orchestra leader: Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg (2001 alternate version)
 
Other crew
Berthold Bartosch .... collaborator (as Berthold Bartose)
Alexander Kardan .... collaborator
Carl Koch .... technical director
Walter Ruttmann .... collaborator (as Walther Ruttmann)
Walter Türk .... collaborator (uncredited)
 
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Also Known As:
"Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed" - Germany (original title)
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Runtime:
65 min (24 fps) | USA:66 min (2001 alternate version) | Germany:81 min (18 fps)
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Color:
Black and White (tinted and toned)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
UK:PG | USA:Not Rated | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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Lotte Reiniger cut figures out of black cardboard with a pair of scissors, and joined movable parts with thread in order to animate them. In the years 1923-1926, about 250,000 frame-by-frame stills were made and 96,000 were used in the film. Her husband, Carl Koch, was responsible for the photography in all her films until his death in 1963.See more »
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14 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
A beautiful film to look at and experience so many years later, 13 November 2006
Author: MovieAddict2014 from UK

Although "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" is most commonly considered to be the first full-length, color-animated film of its kind, in 1926 this adaptation of the "Arabian Nights" stories was created using silhouette animation by Lotte Reiniger, and it's just as wonderful to look at.

She spent three years cutting out the figures to be used in the film, and the result is a visual marvel - I notice my television guide only gave it two and a half stars (from four), less than they gave "Batman Forever," but I fail to see what is unimpressive about this.

The story sees Prince Ahmed going on magical adventures with his flying horse, saving a beautiful princess and so on and so forth. It's the typical fantasy story told extremely well with visual craftsmanship that really makes this worth seeing alone. It's a silent film, only about an hour long, so it's an acquired taste. Film buffs will probably get more out of this than the average viewer, but I really enjoyed it.

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