The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • Based on stories from "The Arabian Nights." A wicked sorcerer tricks Prince Achmed into riding a magical flying horse. The heroic prince is able to subdue the magical horse, which he uses to fly off to many adventures. While travelling, he falls in love with the beautiful Princess Peri Banu, and must defeat an army of demons to win her heart. The entire film is animated using the silhouette technique, which employs movable cardboard and metal cutouts posed in front of illuminated sheets of glass.

    - Written by Mike Konczewski
  • Prince Achmed attempts to interfere when an evil magician tries to steal the hand of his sister, but the the sorcerer tricks the handsome prince onto his magical horse, which flies off into the air. Achmed soon learns how to control the horse, and flies off to adventures in faraway lands. Achmed befriends a witch, thwarts a Chinese emperor, meets Aladdin, battles a horde of demons and falls in love with a beautiful princess.

    - Written by J. Spurlin
  • Considered to be the oldest surviving feature-length animated film, it tells the tale of Prince Ahmed who takes a sorcerer's magic horse and flies off on an adventure. He travels to the magic islands of Wak-Wak where he meets a beautiful princess, Pari Banu. The sorcerer soon arrives however and kidnaps the princess, taking her to far off China where she is sold to the Emperor. With the help of the witch of the Flaming Mountain, Prince Achmed tries to rescue his love but the magician returns with her to Wak Wak. For the prince to gain access however, he will need to find Aladdin and his magic lamp.

    - Written by garykmcd
  • 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.

    - Written by J. Spurlin


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