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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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Great animated film! And the first full-length animated film, too! See more (30 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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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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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Great animated film! And the first full-length animated film, too!, 13 November 2006
Author: catmydogs from Maryland, USA

I caught this film on TCM a few nights back. Wasn't sure what to expect, but I was totally floored. It's a silhouette animated film, as opposed to cel animation like Snow White, but it shows incredible craftsmanship and detail. The music is awesome, too! Very stirring, very evocative of a classical score rather than a typical movie score.

The story is based on parts of The Arabian Nights, I presume (act 4 is devoted to Aladdin and the Magic Lamp). This film is far superior to the Disney Aladdin a few years back, no contest. The story is about a Prince who falls in love with a magical princess and has to go through a series of trials to win her. In his way are an evil sorcerer, a magical gate, and hordes of dark creatures. The film isn't too long (just over one hour), but it is thrilling from start to finish. I don't know if it's available on DVD, but it's absolutely worth catching (and definitely recording!) on TV. TCM is the best bet to find it.

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