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>UFA, Comenius-Film GmbH
  • UFA, Comenius-Film GmbH
  • Animated Characters: Prince Achmed, Princess Peri Banu, Sorcerer, Flying Horse, Aladdin, Witch of the Fiery Mountains, Monsters, Demons.
  • Originally Released in 1926.
  • Running Time: 65 minutes.
  • Black & White, Tinted
  • Germany  Germany


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Production Notes:


A silent film. Puppet and paper cut-out / silhouette animation.

One of the earliest feature-length animated films (only two Argentinean films, both now lost, may predate it).

Lotte Reiniger was renowned for her marvelous mastery of the silhouette film, a form employing back-lit paper cutouts and silhouetted figures.

The production of this film used an early version of a multiplane camera for many of the effects. Animation was achieved on multiple layers.

Released in 1931 with English intertitles as "The Adventures of Prince Achmed."

Based on A Thousand and One Arabian Nights, this film combined cutout animation, wax sculpture and striking design into a ground-breaking film.

Production lasted from 1923 to 1926.

Two leading avant-garde filmmakers of the era, Walter Ruttman and Berthold Bartosch, were among Reiniger’s assistants.

Wolfgang Zeller composed the original 1926 score.

Traditional, Hand-drawn Animation.

English Title: "The Adventures of Prince Achmed."

Foreign Language Titles: "Les Aventures du Prince Ahmed (French)" and "Le Avventure del Principe Achmed (Italian)<\/span>."


Release Dates:


  • Jul, 1926- World Premiere (Paris)
  • Sep 3, 1926- German Premiere (Berlin)
  • Feb 26, 1931- US Premiere (New York)
  • Jun 2, 1999- Restored Version




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