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Beautifully restored animation, with elements of "The Arabian Nights",
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This review is from: The Adventures of Prince Achmed (DVD)
Milestone should be given high praise for this project. Most viewers will have seen nothing like Ms. Reiniger's silhouette animation, which seems as remarkable today as it must have in 1926. Jean Renoir had a hand in getting this film exhibited in Paris, and then became a lifelong creative friend of the animator and her husband. On the DVD, the English subtitles seem less distracting to the music score than the voiceover track, but viewers have that option. The companion documentary is a glimpse into the director's life and art for those who are unfamiliar with Ms. Reiniger and want to learn more. "The Adventure of Prince Achmed" is a fascinating film most viewers will want to watch more than once.