Lotte Reiniger

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Birthday
2, 1899
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jun 19, 1981 (82)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
2, 1899
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jun 19, 1981 (82)

About

Remembered best for creating the technique of silhouette animation, this German director was responsible for more than forty animated films, including The Adventures of Prince Achmed and a series of BBC shorts based on Grimms' Fairy Tales.

Before Fame

In 1919, she directed her acclaimed debut film, Das Ornament des Verliebten Herzens.

Trivia

Her second animated feature, Doktor Dolittle und Seine Tiere, featured music by Kurt Weill.

Family Life

In 1921, she married fellow director Carl Koch, who would also become her frequent artistic collaborator.

Associated With

She and fellow German director Ernst Lubitsch both trained at Max Reinhardt's Deutsches Theater.