The Adventures of Prince Achmed

Lotte Reiniger's stop-motion silhouette animation tells a magical tale of a prince, a flying horse, a wicked sorcerer, a princess who can transform into a bird, and even,... Read more

The Adventures of Prince Achmed

Directed by Lotte Reiniger

Year: 1926
Running Time: 80
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Country: Germany
Language: Silent and German with English titles
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The Adventures of Prince Achmed

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Directed by Lotte Reiniger


When The Adventures of Prince Achmed premiered to German audiences in 1926, it was hailed as the first full-length animated film. Taken from the tales known as the Arabian Nights, the film tells the story of a young prince tricked by a wicked sorcerer into mounting a magical, flying horse for a direct course to his own demise. Soaring headlong into a series of wondrous adventures, and joining forces with the likes of Aladdin and a fabled witch, the prince evades his fate by saving a beautiful princess and doing battle with the sorcerer's army of monsters. This cinematic treasure has been beautifully restored with color tinting and a new orchestral recording of the magnificent original score by Wolfgang Zeller. Thrilling, sensuous and dazzling, Prince Achmed will amaze and enthrall audience of all ages.

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