Reiniger worked for three years on the film with her husband Carl Koch as well as animator Bertold and background artist Walter Rutman.
The paper cutouts were jointed using wires and delicately arranged on top of a lightbox, where it was photographed frame by frame.The film was finished in 1926 and featured a complete symphonic score by Wolfgang Zeller.
Source: ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive
An early example of a multiplane camera that was later developed by Walt Disney
The film was released in 2002 to DVD which also includes Lotte Reiniger: Homage to the Inventor of the Silhouette Film, a 60-minute documentary by Katja Raganelli.
In 2008, Lotte Reiniger, The Fairy Tale Films was released on PAL DVD in the UK and includes such classics as Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and The Frog Prince.