Lotte Reiniger is another early animator who was born in Germany. She was well known for her style of showing story through animated silhouette which was inspired by Chinese puppetry. She created a series of short films based on fairy-tales which included Cinderella, which we watched yesterday in the lecture. Reiniger was important in animation history as her films used simple silhouette's to portray a character's personality and tell a story, the animations were very similar to puppetry but much smoother and the movements were better co-ordinated.
Below is her 'Cinderella' short film: