The Unsung Heroine of Early Animation

Lotte Reiniger pioneered early animation, yet her name remains largely unknown. We pay homage to her life and work, and reflect on why she never received the recognition she deserves. We animated this film in a 2D silhouette style as a tribute to Lotte’s groundbreaking style. This film has been viewed over 7 million times around the word on various platforms as well as being screen at Annecy and Cannes Film festivals amongst others.

Music by Alex Harwood. Made for the BBC.

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