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Animation, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Silent
A real piece of cinema history, The Adventures of Prince Achmed is the oldest surviving animated film in the world. Made by the German animator Lotte Reininger, the way in which the movie was made back in 1926 involved cut-outs in a technique that was similar to shadow puppets - but that laid the ground for the scores of fantastic animated movies that would follow. But as well as being an important moment in the story of the movies, the film is also great fun - telling the tale of a noble Prince enlisting the help of Aladdin to battle an evil sorcerer.
A film guide that looks at Lotte Reiniger: The Fairy Tale Films (1922-1954), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion
Dazzling fantasy featuring magic and flying carpets in which the King of Bagdad is betrayed and thrown into prison, then escapes with a young thief.
7+ years 101 mins
Complete with werewolves, magical instruments, sorcerers and mythical beasts, this French animation captures the enchantment of storytelling.
7–11 years 81 mins
Classic sci-fi movie with an ahead-of-its-time electronic soundtrack about a rescue team that arrives on a distant planet in search of lost humans.
11+ years 94 mins
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Our Spring Screenings return in March 2018, with the theme of celebrating Women in Animation, be it traditional or VFX.
Reading time 2 mins
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We explore Cartoon Saloon's latest animation, based on real events about a young girl in Afghanistan who must disguise herself as a boy.
Reading time 4 mins
A film list focusing on the cut-out style of animation across the years.
Suitable forAll ages
No. of films11
A film list exploring the history of animation.
Suitable forAll ages
No. of films20
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