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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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Dazzling animated film in silhouette! See more (29 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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One of the earliest feature-length animated films (only two Argentinean films, both now lost, may predate it).See more »
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Referenced in Aladdin (1992)See more »

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26 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Dazzling animated film in silhouette!, 3 July 2003
Author: Wayne Malin (wwaayynnee51@hotmail.com) from United States

From the "Arabian Nights" this is a German silent animated film (with music score and color tints). It tells the story of Prince Achmed and hid adventures when he gets on a flying horse. He falls in love with Princess Peri Banu, fights the evil Sorcerer and meets up with the Fire Mountain Witch (!!) and Aladdin (whose story is also told).

This was done in silhouette animation--they use cutouts instead of drawings and film them frame by frame moving each piece a little at a time--this took three years to complete!

It's truly incredible--the cutouts are incredibly detailed and the animation itself is flawless--the characters move very smoothly. The story moves briskly and the color tints and great music score just complement the animation perfectly. Sadly this is little known. Maybe with the restored version playing it will get the recognition it richly deserves.

A great film for the whole family--if the kids don't mind reading subtitles.

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