inkfromtheoctopus:

misskailei:

scroogette:

inja-y-ddraig:

inkfromtheoctopus:

The Adventures of Prince Achmen.
1926. German.
The oldest surviving animated film in history.


That’s hand-cut paper.

Lotte Reiniger - that’s her name, my friends - always loved the art beind the Chinese shadow puppetry, and after she heard a lecture by Paul Wegener (famous vor the early movies Der Golem and Der Student von Prag) about the possibilites of animated movies, she wanted to combine these two things.

And guys, how she combined it…

Most of the puppets and scenerey she made all by herself. Her friends set up a special table that was lighted from underneath, and in the later movies she would even change the colours of the background mid-scene to change the atmosphere. Above it was a camera, shooting photos of the scenes that she moved milimetre for milimetre for those 16 pictures per second she needed for her movie.

Which makes Die Abenteuer von Prinz Achmed not only the first animated feature-length movie, but also the first stop-motion movie.

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piratetreasure:

palyboy

september 

1971

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matttsmiths:

Sylvia Sidney in Thirty-Day Princess (1934)

foxesinbreeches:

Untitled (Pin-up) by Friedl Kubelka, 1971-1973
foxesinbreeches:

Untitled (Pin-up) by Friedl Kubelka, 1971-1973

foxesinbreeches:

Untitled (Pin-up) by Friedl Kubelka, 1971-1973