Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Adventures of Prince Achmed

The Adventures of Prince Achmed is a german silent animated film from 1926 and uses a very basic style of animation where the director cut out black cardboard pieces and used thread on movable parts to animate them.  Similar to how Matt Parker and Trey Stone first started doing South park.  The cutouts are intricately detailed and amazing to look at.  The movie is actually a series a short stories based off Arabian Nights including Aladdin and the Magic Lamp.  Any fan of fantasy and animation should definitely check it out.  Its on Netflix Instant Watch.

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