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Up Next in Shadow Play: The Animated Films of Lotte Reiniger

  • 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...

  • The Magic Horse

    Directed by Lotte Reiniger • 1953 • United Kingdom

    Lotte Reiniger returns to the character of Prince Achmed for this “Arabian Nights”–inspired fantasy in which our hero takes off on a flying horse.

  • The Caliph Stork

    Directed by Lotte Reiniger • 1954 • Germany

    The caliph of Baghdad is transformed into a stork by his wicked uncle in this adaptation of a tale by Wilhelm Hauff.