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Character Silhouettes

August 12, 2018

I came across a really good image online and it showed the power of a strong silhouette in cartoon characters.

 

I wonder if you can name of these just by their outline alone? I got most of them, but not all:

 

 

One of the earliest animators was a woman called Lotte Reiniger and she used Silhouette Animation. Her most famous animation was "The Adventures of Prince Achmed".

 

 

Click o the images below to view some clips from it:

 

 

 

I wrote a post on this on my Tumblr:

 

https://drewmunro99.tumblr.com/History

 

And I came across an interesting article about the film too which you can read here:

 

http://www.therubyblues.com/reiniger/

 

I noticed when I saw Pixar's 'Coco' film they paid homage to this style in the opening credits:

 

 

 

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