March is Women’s History Month in the USA, so it seems appropriate to have a look at the work of the earliest female stop motion animator. Lotte Reiniger was an animation pioneer, and her contribution to the field is recognized in the first of today’s flicks.
The second flick for today is really a five minute advertisement directed by Reiniger, with a score by Benjamin Britten. I won’t say for who as it might spoil the ending.
If you have an hour to spare this weekend, you might want to spend it watching Reiniger’s feature animation, Prince Achmed.