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Dr. Dolittle: A Trip to Africa

Shadow Play: The Animated Films of Lotte Reiniger • 12m

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  • Harlequin

    Directed by Lotte Reiniger • 1931 • Germany

    Lotte Reiniger had already completed her full-length masterpiece THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE ACHMED when she made this animated tale of romance. A love story set to a baroque score, HARLEQUIN is a delicate black-and-white ballet rendered through exquisite...

  • The Stolen Heart

    Directed by Lotte Reiniger • 1934 • Germany

    Based on a fable by Ernst Keienburg, this short drama exhibits an entrancing sense of space. Its story about a monstrous man who steals a town’s musical instruments has led scholars to make the case that THE STOLEN HEART is an anti-Nazi allegory. When ...

  • Papageno

    Directed by Lotte Reiniger • 1935 • Germany

    An example of Lotte Reiniger’s animated music films based on opera, PAPAGENO is filled with impeccable attention to detail. Papageno, a bird catcher from Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” idles away the time with his avian companions, fights an undulating sn...