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Adventures of Prince Achmed (Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) (Germany, 1927)

Directed by Karl Koch. The earliest extant feature-length animated film. Lotte Reiniger's delicately cut silhouettes against hand-tinted backgrounds are perfect for this adaptation of tales from the Arabian nights. 64 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
Reviews and articles:
Bildhauer, Bettina. "Animation and the human between animal and cyborg : Jester Till, Beowulf, The adventures of Prince Ahmed." In: Filming the Middle Ages / Bettina Bildhauer. London : Reaktion Books, 2011 (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.M52 B55 2011)
Irwin, Robert. "A Thousand and One Nights at the Movies." Middle Eastern Literatures; Jul2004, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p223-233, 11p Full-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only