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Primrose Productions

Overview
Works: 36 works in 47 publications in 2 languages and 112 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Animated films  Puppet films  Silhouette animation films  Film adaptations  Cutout animation films  Children's films  Fantasy films  Short films 
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Primrose Productions
Publications by Primrose Productions
Most widely held works by Primrose Productions
The Lotte Reiniger compilation ( visu )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Five animated silhouette films by Lotte Reiniger, followed by a documentary on her life and work
Lotte Reiniger the fairy tale films by Lotte Reiniger( visu )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
"Lotte Reiniger was one of the twentieth century's major animation artists, pioneering a distinctive style of black and white silhouette animation in her interpretations of classic nyths and fairy tales ... With wonderful music tracks and charming narrations, these enchanting films will appeal to children and adults alike."--Container
The Lotte Reiniger compilation ( visu )
in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Describes the life work of Lotte Reiniger showing five of her animated films. Tells how she cuts and wires her intricately detailed, realistic paper figures for her shadow theater and film productions. Lotte Reiniger is shown talking about her life
Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed The adventures of Prince Achmed by Lotte Reininger( visu )
2 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 7 libraries worldwide
The first full-length animated film is still hailed as an enchanting masterpiece. Taken from 'Arabian Nights', the film tells the story of a sorcerer who tricks Prince Achmed into mounting a magical flying horse which sends the rider off on a flight to his death. But the prince foils the evil plan and soars headlong into a series of adventures, joining forces with Aladdin and the Witch of the Fiery Mountains, doing battle with the sorcerer's army of monsters and demons, and falling in love
The Lotte Reiniger compilation ( visu )
in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Describes the life work of Lotte Reiniger showing five of her animated films. Tells how she cuts and wires her intricately detailed, realistic paper figures for her shadow theater and film productions. Lotte Reiniger is shown talking about her life
The Gallant little tailor ( visu )
2 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Animated paper silhouettes in the tradition of the shadow theater depict the Grimm fairy tale about the little tailor who kills seven flies at one stroke
The art of Lotte Reiniger ( visu )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Visits animation artist, Lotte Reiniger, at work in her studio as she demonstrates the cutout techniques developed in Germany more than fifty years ago. Uses sequences from her films and discusses the literature from which she has drawn inspiration
Aladdin and the magic lamp ( visu )
in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Summary: The famous Arabian Nights story of Aladdin told in silhouette form. Aladdin, a tailor in Bagdad, is asked by a sorcerer to climb down a well and fetch a magic lamp that is kept in a cave underneath. An attempt by the sorcerer to trap him in the cave fails and with the help of the genie of the lamp Aladdin soon becomes rich and marries the caliph's daughter. One day the sorcerer comes around and Aladdin's wife innocently exchanges the old lamp for a new one. In the end Aladdin succeeds in getting it back however and everything ends happily
The Star of Bethlehem ; When the littlest camel knelt ( visu )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Jack and the beanstalk ( visu )
1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Animated paper silhouettes moving in profile against a multi-colored background retell the popular fairy-tale about the giant who topples to his death and disappears into the ground when Jack chops down the beanstalk
Papageno ( visu )
2 editions published in 1991 in German and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Presents three animated music films by the early German experimental animation pioneer Lotte Reiniger, plus one short documentary film showing her at work cutting and wiring her intricately detailed paper figures for her shadow theater and film productions
Hansel and Gretel ( visu )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Summary: In this silhouette version of the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. Hansel and Gretel loose their way in the forest. They find a little house whose occupant, a witch, puts Hansel into a cage with a goose to be attened for eating. With the aid of this goose and a squirrel Hansel and Gretel escape, and, after they break the witch's magic stick, both the witch and her house disappear and the squirrel leads then home again
The Sleeping beauty ( visu )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The familiar fairy tale about the sleeping princess awakened by a kiss from Prince Charming, retold in cutout silhouettes
The Frog Prince by Lotte Reininger( visu )
2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Summary: A silhouette treatment of the fairy-tale by the brothers Grimm, about a princess who is presented with a golden ball by her father. While playing with it, it falls into a well and a frog offers to fetch it for her if in return he becomes her friend and can eat with her in the palace. Although later she regrets having made the promise, she is forced to keep it. Everything ends happily though as the frog turns out to be a bewitched prince who asks her to become his wife
Galathea das lebende Marmorbild ( visu )
1 edition published in 1935 in German and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Pioneer of silhouette animation, Lotte Reiniger, uses this technique in a retelling of the Greek legend in which the sculptor, Pygmalion, brings a statue to life
Puss in boots by Lotte Reiniger( Book )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Jack and the beanstalk by Lotte Reiniger( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Summary: The famous tale is shown here is silhouette form. Jack is told by his mother to take a pig to market and sell it. He trades it in for a bag of beans instead. His mother is very upset but the beans turn out to be magic ones. When planted they grow to a tremendous height. Jack climbs up the stalk and finds a castle at the top belonging to a giant. He meets the giant's daughter but when the giant returns Jack has to flee taking a magic hen with him. He is chased down the beanstalk by the giant but manages to cut it down just in time
Lotte Reiniger's art = Lotte Reiniger bei der arbeit ( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
A detailed description of the silhouette art of Lotte Reiniger. Between 1923 and 1926 Miss Reiniger made the first full-length animated film The Adventures of Prince Achmed, inspired by the art of shadow plays. Miss Reiniger and her husband also developed the technique of colour silhouette film
The Lion's den ( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Summary: Tells Hugh Lofting's story of Dr. Dolittle's adventure nursing the sick monkeys. Palm leaves make the hospital huts and the animals of the jungle assist the doctor. The patients clamour for his delicious medicine, but everything changes when the fierce lion appears on the scene, roaring that the doctor must leave his domain. The lion is very proud of himself, but the lioness is furious and the lion is forced to beg Dr. Dolittle to stay. Now the lion is on his side and he also helps to cure the monkeys
The little chimney sweep ( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Summary: The story of this silhouette film is set in the London of 1709, during the reign of Queen Anne. It tells of how a rich young heiress is kidnapped on her way to the opera by a wicked nobleman, who is after her money. Her cry for help is heard by a little chimney sweep, who had earlier come down the wrong chimney and had entertained her. He succeeds in getting help and she is rescued in the nick of time when the villain takes her to a boat in the harbour
 
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Languages
English (25)
German (5)
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