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Lotte Reiniger (1899–1981)

Lotte Reiniger was born on June 2, 1899 in Berlin, Germany. She was a director and writer, known for Silhouetten (1936), Der Graf von Carabas (1935) and Don Quixote (1933). She was previously married to Carl Koch. She died on June 19, 1981 in Dettenhausen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. See full bio »

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Silhouetten Director
Don Quixote Additional Crew


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 1980 The Four Seasons (Short)
 1979 The Rose and the Ring (Short)
 1975 Aucassin and Nicolette (Short)
 1974 The Lost Son (Short)
 1961 The Frog Prince (Short)
 1958 A Night in a Harem (Short)
 1957 Helen la belle (Short)
 1957 The Magic Horse (Short)
 1957 The Gallant Little Tailor (Short)
 1956 Jack and the Beanstalk (Short)
 1956 The Star of Bethlehem (TV Short)
 1955 The Little Chimney Sweep (Short) (uncredited)
 1954 Cinderella (Short)
 1954 Däumlienchen (Short)
 1954 Hänsel and Gretel (Short)
 1954 Puss in Boots (Short)
 1954 Snow White and Rose Red (Short)
 1954 The Caliph Stork (Short)
 1954 The Frog Prince (Short)
 1954 The Sleeping Beauty (Short)
 1954 The Three Wishes (Short)
 1951 Mary's Birthday (Short)
 1950 The Dancing Fleece (Short) (animation director)
 1950 Not Without Licence (TV Short)
 1949 Here and There (Short)
 1938 The HPO (Short)
 1937 Daughter
 1937 The King's Breakfast (Short)
 1937 The Tocher (Short) (a film ballet by)
 1936 Silhouetten (animation scenes)
 1935 Der Graf von Carabas (Short)
 1935 Kalif Storch (Short)
 1935 Papageno (Short)
 1935 The Little Chimney Sweep (Short)
 1934 Das gestohlene Herz (Short)
 1933 Carmen (Short)
 1933 Das rollende Rad (Short)
 1932 Sissi (Short)
 1931 Harlekin (Short)
 1930 Zehn Minuten Mozart (Short)
 1928 Der scheintote Chinese (Short)
 1928 Grotesken im Schnee (Short) (uncredited)
 1924 Die Barcarole (Short)
 1922 Cinderella (Short)
 1922 Sleeping Beauty (Short)
 1922 The Flying Koffer (Short)
 1921 The Star of Bethlehem (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Reiniger, Lotte. Shadow Theatres and Shadow Films. London: Batsford, 1970. See more »

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Carl Koch  (his death)

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German animator, a pioneer in silhouette cartoons whose work was based on the traditions of the oriental shadow theatre. Started with the Max Reinhardt Theatre Company in the late 1910s. Made her first full-length animated feature, The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926). During the 1930's, worked in Canada and in Britain (for the GPO Film Unit). Most of her output consisted of short films. Among ... See more »

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