"Far away and long ago in the city of
old Baghdad, it was the Caliph's birthday..."
An untrustworthy old man - a magician - presents a ruler with a magical mechanical horse that can fly through the air.
And the Caliph's son wants to take a ride.
The innovative German animator Lotte Reiniger created this evocative 10-minute film in 1953, using silhouette paper cutouts and stop-motion animation.
The Magic Horse by Lotte Reiniger
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