Lotte Reiniger's Shadow Animation

The German silhouette animation film artist Lotte Reiniger in London. N.N./Agentur Primrose Film Productions - Christel Strobel, Agentur für Primrose Film Prod./licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Lotte was interested in silhouettes and paper cutting from the time she was a child. And she developed that interest into animation, and created the first feature-length animated film in the 1920s.

Video: Lotte Reiniger makes a silhouette animation:

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