The movie featured a silhouette animation technique which Reiniger invented involving manipulated cutouts made from cardboard and thin sheets of lead under a camera.
Her work is a wonderful example of creating breathtaking art with a simple technique. The beautifully designed sets and refined movements of the puppets make the story come to life. Take a look below at the sets:
all images (c) ASIFA Hollywood
This clip below is from Prince Achmed:
Absolutely worth seeing in my opinion: