Very beautiful and ingenious for the time of creation.
The Adventures of Prince Achmed (German: Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) is a 1926 German animated fairytale film by Lotte Reiniger. It is the oldest surviving animated feature film; two earlier ones were made in Argentina by Quirino Cristiani, but they are considered lost. The Adventures of Prince Achmed features a silhouette animation technique Reiniger had invented which involved manipulated cutouts made from cardboard and thin sheets of lead under a camera. The technique she used for the camera is similar to Wayang shadow puppets, though hers were animated frame by frame, not manipulated in live action. The original prints featured color tinting.
All credit for the animation work here goes to Dan. I don’t want to know how many times he drew these scenes by hand to finish this thing.
Sound track is by myself. Created using a selection of different devices including - Nintendo DS running the Korg DS10 software, Yamaha DJX (yes believe it or not), Micro Korg and my trusty BOSS ME 70 guitar effects pedal.
I offered to do it as a bit of fun as I really liked the animation. Dan liked it also, so here it is complete. Please check out Dans other work on his You Tube channel.