WorldCat Identities

Comenius Films

Works: 3 works in 18 publications in 2 languages and 357 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Puppet films  Silent films  Animated films  Children's films 
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4334
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Comenius Films
Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed by Lotte Reiniger( Visual )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in German and English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first full-length animated film is still hailed as an enchanting masterpiece. Taken from 'Arabian Nights', the film tells the story of a sorcerer who tricks Prince Achmed into mounting a magical flying horse which sends the rider off on a flight to his death. But the prince foils the evil plan and soars headlong into a series of adventures, joining forces with Aladdin and the Witch of the Fiery Mountains, doing battle with the sorcerer's army of monsters and demons, and falling in love
Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed The adventures of Prince Achmed( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in German and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Premiered in Germany in 1926 and is based on the stories from "The Arabian nights", this movie has been hailed as the first full-length animated film. This is the story of a wicked sorcerer who tricks Prince Achmed into mounting a magical flying horse that sends the rider off on a flight to his death
Adventures of Prince Achmed by Lotte Reiniger( Visual )

4 editions published between 1926 and 2002 in German and English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summary: Started in 1923 and completed in 1926, Lotte Reiniger's "Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed" was the first full-length animated film in the history of the cinema and has become a classic of the genre. As in all her work, Reiniger employed her distinctive and elegant silhouette technique to great effect and the film was highly acclaimed when it was first shown. The story consists of a number of episodes from the Arabian Nights and is woven around the efforts of Prince Achmed to rescue the beautiful Peri Banu from the clutches of the wicked African Sorcerer, which he does with the help of Aladdin and the Ogress of the Mountains. Though the film retains the original silent titles by Edmund Dulac, this new version has been colourtinted according to Reiniger's original instructions and has a specially composed musical score by Freddie Phillips. Though the film is credited to Reiniger's husband, Carl Koch, it is her design and animation that give it its special quality. Also involved in its production were Walter Ruttmann and Berthold Bartosch
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.46 (from 0.31 for Die Abente ... to 0.51 for Die Abente ...)

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